(PRWEB) April 23, 2005
Experts say this will be a boom year for both new and experienced lawn care companies. More people are working more hours. Homeowners have more money in their pockets and less time on their hands to take care of their own lawn care and landscaping needs. The demand is only going to increase as we go through the year, industry insiders at http://www.Summer101.com say.
As the lawn care season progresses (typically March through November for most parts of the country) more people are back at work and they are working longer hours. They just do not have the time to tend to their own lawn and landscaping. Typically, the needs of the homeowner are very straightforward. They want their grass cut and trimmed with a string trimmer and their porch and sidewalk blown off with a backpack blower. However, starting the business and building a solid customer base isn't always as straightforward. "It's not as easy as buying a lawnmower and expecting customers to flock to you." Representatives from http://www.StartALawnCareBusiness.com comment on the importance of properly running your business. "One of the biggest problems we see with new and existing businesses is the problem of giving proper estimates." You must learn how to estimate jobs. "We have seen people underestimate jobs $10 - $15 each. If you do 20 jobs per week, that is a lot of money."
http://www.Summer101.com was founded to help people with their lawn care companies. "We learned greatly from our early mistakes. The success rate of new and existing companies is much better now."
Demand is going to be higher this year. With greater demand comes opportunity for anyone with a lawn care company and the profit potential is significant. There are always stories about the high school "kid" doing the lawn for $10 and working all afternoon. Those days are long gone. Today, the charge for an average suburban lawn starts out at $35. With the right equipment one person can do 10 yards or more each day. According to http://www.Summer101.com you don't even need to have expensive commercial equipment when you start your business. If you estimate your lawn care customers correctly, you will be able to upgrade to larger, faster equipment and be able to do even more lawns. Commercial equipment will dramatically improve your overall profitability. Learning to get the right type of customers for your business and estimating the jobs correctly is vital in building your business.
The lawn care business is tremendously profitable. If forecasts are any indication, now is the time to think about starting or greatly expanding your lawn care business.
With the proper setup, if you start now, you will be way ahead of everyone else.
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