Landscaping businesses, a $75 Billion industry, are fairing quite well in our current economy. According to Forbes Magazine, companies in the landscaping services industry saw a sales growth of 10% in 2012, and 12% in 2013. The appeal of starting your own landscaping business is that you are the master of your own destiny, you create your own schedule, and you can put as much or as little time into it as you’d like. There start-up cost is relatively inexpensive, especially if you have your own equipment. If you’re thinking about starting your own landscaping business, here’s a few things to consider:
1. Define your Region: A one-man operation will have a tough time covering too wide an area. Traveling expenses add up, but the good news is this is only a temporary part of the growth process, and each additional employee or vehicle allows you to cover a wider area.
2. Landscape Business Plan: Starting your own business can be hectic and overwhelming no matter what it is, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to avoid getting lost in the clutter of the day-to-day affairs is writing a thorough business plan to outline your pricing, finances, marketing efforts, short and long term goals, and everything in between. In fact, a thorough business plan is necessity if you need financing in the form of loans to get started. And it’s not a difficult process, there are plenty of online guides to help like this one from the Small Business Association.
3. Marketing: In the digital age, advertising has become more cost-effective with social media sites like Facebook and Yelp. This allows you to both get the word out and attract new business. First things first, you need a good, memorable name. Here’s some landscaping business names we found:
Green Earth Landscapes
Mickey Hargitay Plants
Solano’s Tree Service & Landscaping
Finley’s Tree and Landcare Inc.
Gregory Davis & Associates
Lawn Love Lawn Care
Robinson Environmental Design
All American Landscape
Mow Rake Sow
Star Landscape Design
Solid Ground Landscaping
Stout Design Build
Green Touch Tree and Landscaping Services
Weeds Garden & Interior Design
Go Green Gardeners
Rivera’s Lawn Mower Shop
RC Artificial Grass
‘Landscape’ interest over time:
The truth is, naming a business can be frustrating and downright time consuming…
Your company name is important, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s really something you need to ‘get out of the way’ so you can focus on the nuts and bolts of the business. So the question is…
“How do these companies get such good names?”
One option is hiring a ‘boutique’ branding agency to handle this critical step, and this does NOT come cheap. Some of these branding agencies charge as much as $100,000 for a brand that SELLS tons of product…
Does it work?
Of course it does, but for a small business with a careful eye on its cash flow, dumping tens of thousands of dollars for a swanky agency to sit back in their plush offices and promise you the next Google could spell disaster.
This is what they WANT you to think:
“Our branding agency charges a lot because what we do is incredibly difficult.”
It couldn’t be further from the truth, and the truth is that there are a core set of branding principles that can be reliably and affordably applied to ANY branding effort…
…and Branditory has done it for thousands of businesses, for every industry imaginable, in over 20 different countries, for just $97…
You name it, we’ve named it. The names we come up with are just as good (we think a little better) as anything a high priced agency could provide.
This unbeatable price comes with unlimited revisions and optional logo design for just $70.
Don’t believe it?
Take a look at their satisfied customers