Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
ISBN: 159918592X
EAN13: 9781599185927
Language: English
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
The latest edition of Start Your Own Lawn Care and Landscaping Business introduces readers to the evergreen business of outdoor beautification and maintenance. A hot industry, lawn care and landscaping business is growing in the following sectors: 65 percent single family residential, 23 percent commercial/industrial, with revenue from services breaking down as follows: 42 percent maintenance, 19 percent design/build, 13 percent lawn care, 6 percent tree care, 6 percent snow removal, and 6 percent irrigation. The fastest growing services were maintenance and design/build. According to the Lawn and Landscape survey, the average company employs 15 people year-round, has $1 million in revenues and has a net profit of 10 percent. The Landscape Management Industry Pulse Report 2014 shows that 80 percent of contractors surveyed described the state of the market as very healthy, compared to 56 percent in just two years earlier in 2012. Contractors were very optimistic (41 percent) about the outlook for 2015, and 17 percent projected that they would have higher revenue in 2015 over 2014. Covering behind-the-scenes business models and retailing businesses within lawn care and landscaping, the experts of Entrepreneur help new entrepreneurs determine their best business approach assessing what they need to startup, expected expenses, the market, and competition. Location options, retail or production space, are explored and readers are given a lesson in all things digital. Coached by practicing entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners are also given first-hand insight with tales from the trenches including advice and tips on unique considerations within the landscaping business, and important lessons in planning for the long term. The how-to provided is supported with worksheets, samples, and resource lists.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Rake in the Green. Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business. If you enjoy the outdoors, love nature, or enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass, then a lawn care or landscaping business is your chance to rake in plenty of green. Your business can range from lawn maintenance to applying chemicals, trimming and shaping trees to designing landscapes for residential or commercial jobs. The experts of Entrepreneur will show you how to lay the groundwork to start a thriving lawn care service or landscaping business. This guide covers day-to-day responsibilities and touches on the myriad issues you will face, such as tax, insurance, and financing matters. You ll learn how to: Set up a viable business structure and write a winning business plan that promotes growth and gets you funded Decide which lawn care services to offer Determine who and where your best customers are and how to market to them Calculate the cost of doing business and managing your finances Select the right lawn maintenance equipment, vehicles, and supplies Hire employees as your business grows Plus, gain valuable insights from interviews with practicing landscapers and stay on track with checklists, worksheets, and valuable resources to help you reach your goals. Everything you need to start a successful lawn care or landscaping business is in your hands. Start turning green grass into cold cash today!
From the front Cover Rake in the Green. Start Your Own Lawn Care or Landscaping Business. If you enjoy the outdoors, love nature, or enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass, then a lawn care or landscaping business is your chance to rake in plenty of green. Your business can range from lawn maintenance to applying chemicals, trimming and shaping trees to designing landscapes for residential or commercial jobs. The experts of Entrepreneur will show you how to lay the groundwork to start a thriving lawn care service or landscaping business. This guide covers day-to-day responsibilities and touches on the myriad issues you will face, such as tax, insurance, and financing matters. You'll learn how to: - Set up a viable business structure and write a winning business plan that promotes growth and gets you funded - Decide which lawn care services to offer - Determine who and where your best customers are and how to market to them - Calculate the cost of doing business and managing your finances - Select the right lawn maintenance equipment, vehicles, and supplies - Hire employees as your business grows Plus, gain valuable insights from interviews with practicing landscapers and stay on track with checklists, worksheets, and valuable resources to help you reach your goals. Everything you need to start a successful lawn care or landscaping business is in your hands. Start turning green grass into cold cash today!