Steps to Start a Lawn Mowing Company
Steps to Start a Lawn-Mowing Company
Starting your own company is a great idea if you love the idea of being your own boss, working your own hours and applying your skill towards your own company’s success. If you are considering starting your own lawn-mowing company, here are some things you need to consider first and some steps to help you get started.
Be Smart About Initial Equipment Purchases
When sourcing equipment – like your lawn mower, car and trailer – don’t spend too much too quickly. You don’t want to spend all of your savings or be in a considerable amount of debt right at the start. Stick to necessities and avoid extravagant items. Be smart about what you are spending, and be savvy about what items you purchase.
You need to research your industry in the local market. You want to be able to compete with other lawn mowing companies, while not going too cheap or too expensive on price. Going too cheap may seem like a great idea at the start in order to get clients, but consider carefully that quality of customer you are going to attract by being the cheapest lawn mowing service.
Be Proactive About Obtaining New Customers
Answering your phone is key, but so too is taking an active role in obtaining new customers. Whether it’s via the internet, online or print advertising, phone or in person, getting the word out about your lawn mowing service is essential to its start-up and continued success.
Another direction to consider rather than becoming an independent contractor is becoming a lawn-mowing sub-contractor to an already established and successful company. This provides the massive benefit of having customers directed too you and eliminating the massive pressure of building a business and client list from scratch.
If you are a mature-aged skilled tradesman and are interested in becoming a sub-contractor, you should consider joining the team of Grey Army’s skilled trades sub-contractors. Over the years, the Grey Army has become a significant force in the home and property maintenance market.
The comfort, security and service provided by the Grey Army team, creates a strong preference for our services. We are always looking for new, dependable, skilled workers. If you are interested in being part of the Grey Army QLD team, give us a call today.