If you love gardening and landscaping you should consider going into the grass mowing business – if you do it well you can make a lot of money. There are two ways that you can get started. The first is to sign up with a franchise. They give you everything that you need – you get office space, equipment, trained employees, furniture, a vehicle and everything else that you need to become operational right away. The only problem with the franchise approach is that you will need to pay back the franchise company – every month you will have to give them a pre-agreed percentage of your earnings, which means that you don’t take home all your profits. The other problem is that instead of developing your own brand you will be developing another person’s. This can be off-putting for some.
The other way you can get into the grass mowing business is to capitalize it yourself. You can take money out of your savings, take out a loan, sell off an asset or even borrow from a friend. The problem with this is that it forces you to start small – unless you have a lot of money stashed away you will have to start with very little equipment and maybe no employees. That said, if you work hard you will see your business grow over time.
Whichever way you choose to go into grass mowing you should know one thing – it is extremely competitive. If you want to know just how much count how many grass mowers are in your area. This means that unless you make your services stand out you will not get customers, and if you do they will not be repeat customers. In order to learn how to do grass mowing properly you should get the right training. There are lawn care services that also train people who want to get into the business. You will learn all there is to learn about lawn care and grass mowing. Over time as you get employees you should send them to get this kind of training – that is the only way you will provide a uniform service to all your clients.
One such company is Pro Lawn Care. Based in Cambridgeshire, they have been in business for more than 15 years and in that time they have trained many people who have gone on to establish successful grass mowing businesses.