Starting a Lawn Care Business
Starting a Lawn Care Business -- How Much to Charge?
One of the most fundamental questions in starting a lawn care business is, of course, how much to charge. While the answer will vary greatly (depending on such factors as what region you live in), here's some food for thought.
Education and Starting a Landscaping Business
A participant in the forum expressed an interest in providing landscaping services and posed this question: "I am wondering if anyone has had or heard of any experience with these 'online institutes,' i.e. PCDI, or Anna Gresham's School of Landscape Design, and do the 'degrees' offered by these institutions have any credence in the field?" See how our experts answered this query, which takes services a step beyond lawn care.
Creating Successful Business Presentations
How will you "sell yourself" to clients? How you answer this depends on the nature of your "landscape business" (landscape design work calls for a different approach than a lawn care business). But if the project calls for even the least amount of finesse (e.g., trimming hedges), you might want to use PowerPoint to make your case. Wendy Russell, About's Guide to Presentation Software, shows you how.