5 Critical Steps to Kick Off Your Rural Lawn Care and Landscaping Business

Use these 5 steps to start your own lawn and landscaping business or apply them to another business that you’re building from the ground up! 

By Lawn Care Millionaire, Sponsored by Echo
May 2017


If you want to start a business out in the country, it’s going to take more than hard work. In addition to all the effort you can muster, your startup is going to take well thought out processes that set you up for success. Property management services, such as lawn and landscaping service, are well worth all the effort, but before you start you need a plan of action. Based on my experience in the lawn care and landscaping industry, there are five critical steps for your business to be successful.

Step 1: Test, Target, and Evaluate Your Market

If you’re thinking of running a lawn care business, you know all about the hard work that goes into delivering on mowing, weeding, edging, and other landscaping contracts. What you might not realize is that identifying, connecting with, and effectively communicating with new clients is just as critical to your long term success. While it is sure to be frustrating, confusing, and intimidating at times, take a deep breath, and buy a couple comprehensive marketing books for small business owners and get to work!

Before you go out and buy a mower, the first thing you need to do is research your target market. How do you do that?

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