A lawn care and landscaping business
plan is simply a guide that shows step by step how
you plan to startup & grow a profitable money
Here's a sample lawn care and landscaping
business plan to help you get started.
1.) Determine the Services & Products you will
provide to make money.
Will you only offer lawn care
maintenance service during the startup phase?
Will the company offer professional
landscape services after getting established?
Will you work with contractors
to get the job done at a client's request?
Get specific, is the company capable of installing
plants, fences, irrigation or lighting in addition
to lawn and tree care?
It can be difficult getting new clients when
you first start your business. Never accept
work you are not able to do or contract out.
There are other ways to make money in the lawn
2.) Raise Captial for equipment
and startup costs. It takes money to make money.
Figure out how much a truck, mower,
, marketing, and other related
Save money to be used for purchasing
Ask family and friends for a loan
and agree to repayment terms.
Apply for a loan at a bank or
Only use credit cards as a last
resort for emergencies. The company is probably
not off to a good start if the use of credit cards
is required to get started.
3.) Name Business
Pick a name that your company can grow with.
Many business owners have lost new business
opportunities with existing clients to other
competitors because their clients weren't aware
that they provided complimentary services.
Pick a short, easy to remember
name that describes the services your company
provides. Typically business names that have "lawn
care" or "lawn service" or "lawn
maintenance" discourage potential new business.
Clients tend to think that the company is only
capable of maintenance services. It's a good idea
to have the word "landscaping" in the
business name because it suggests that the company
is able to provide a wide range of services so
the customer will automatically think of you first.
4.) Business Structure
6.) License, Permits & Certificates
Be sure to file for the proper
permits and licenses to be compliant with all
(County, State, and Federal) laws.
7.) Business Insurance
8.) Accounting System
Evaluate Word of Mouth, buzz marketing,
radio advertising, internet marketing, website
, search engine marketing, door hangers,
direct mail, trade shows, charitable sponsorships,