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In this video I explain how to write a business plan for a lawn care business or a landscaping business. I also explain how to start a lawn care business. If you have watched my other videos, this is actually one of my favorite types of businesses and when I give examples I often use lawn care businesses as examples.
The important part of a business plan for a lawn care company is how you will market your lawn care business, and what local area (your target market) you will target. You typically do not need much money to start a lawn care business because the equipment is relatively cheap. So fundraising should not be too big of a barrier. If you do need some big equipment, you can earn the money to purchase it by starting with smaller lawn care or landscaping jobs.
When you start a lawn care business, think about the advantages of this kind of a company. The grass keeps growing. So as long as you provide a good service, the home owners (or businesses) who hire you will keep bringing you back when it is time to cut the grass again. That means that your lawn care business will have an average lifetime value of a customer that is quite high.
Additionally, when you start your lawn care business, it will be very important for you to be able to promote this business well. Here are some tips for promoting this business. Post your lawn care business listing on http://www.yelp.com and other local service sites. Also post your lawn care business on GoogleLocal. That will add a listing of your business in the little Google map that sometimes shows up in search results.
Another thing I notice is that when some people write the business plan for a lawn care business they get stuck on the financials. Specifically, when people need to buy equipment to start their lawn care business they either don’t know how to raise the money to buy the equipment, or feel that they need to have all sorts of possible equipment before they start. What you can do is to start doing small jobs, and buy equipment as your business grows.
Here is an example of a lawn care business plan:
Also, here is a full blog post about how to write a business plan for a lawn care, gardening or landscaping business, and how to actually start a lawn care business:
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