Now that the snow is gone in many places, lawns and gardens are coming into view. Chances are that after a long winter’s nap under a coating of snow, many lawns and gardens are looking a little shabby and brownish. This may be disheartening for some people, as they are already very busy and they may not have the time to get their lawn and garden looking good again. These people may be looking for someone to maintain and care for their lawns and gardens. If you have not started already, now is a great time to pull together a business plan for a lawn and/or garden themed home – based business.
Before you run out to upgrade your lawn mower, make sure that you read all local rules and regulations regarding lawn and garden care businesses. Next, go through the business planning process carefully to make sure that you have everything that you need in place before you advertise your services. After your lawn and garden care business is ready to go, start advertising. Business cards are a great way to get the word out locally. There may even be bulletin boards or other places in your community where you can leave multiple cards for people to take.
As you begin taking calls from potential clients, don’t forget to leave room in your schedule so that you can move jobs around due to weather or other things that could come up. It is also a good idea to visit each client’s home before you are due to begin work so that you can meet with the client and discuss their needs and prepare an estimate for the work that they want you to do. With some careful planning, some knowledge about lawn and garden care, some skills, and the right tools, you could be on your way to owning and operating a successful home – based lawn and/or garden care business.
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