There are many different ways a person with a tree service business can make money. Both residential and commercial. If a business owner thinks small then he will only receive small profits. But if he thinks big then that should yield bigger profits. So really the earning power of a tree service business is limited to scope of its owner or owners.
Think big just like an immigrant thinks big on the american dream.
Residential communities is great place to start out at. Start working in your own neighborhood, your own circle then grow from there to include surrounding communities as well. Working for your neighbors, your friends, and your family is a great based to build from. It will give you experienced and allow for other people to see what you can do. And why not Try going go door to door offering your services. Make sure you’re equip with flyers and business cards to leave with homeowners and renters.
Look up the going rate for tree trimming for whatever zip code you will be working in. In one may community you may be overcharging and another you’re undercharging. Find out what the median is for the areas in which you work and charge accordingly. Try to be fair and honest about your prices but don’t undercut yourself by charging too little. There are many tree trimming business owners that make a profitable living but just working within residential neighborhoods.
Another avenue that can be very lucrative is to contract your services to commercial buildings and companies. Working with schools districts, universities campuses, corporation buildings, building contractors, or utility companies. All these people need and utilized the services of tree trimmers. When trying to secure a commercial contract start small. Check out your local business owners. By choosing local there is a greater chance that you will be working with the owner and not some lackey or representative that cannot make any real decisions. With larger business this could posed a problem especially for those just starting to dive into to commercial contracts.
Drive around and note those local businesses that look like they could use your services. After you have compiled your list its time to do some research. Then create a flyer or brochure on how you can benefit them. Your next step is to start visiting properties. Because you’re trying to build lasting relationship offer to take them to lunch or arrive with coffee and doughnuts. Even if you don’t get a meeting you’ve made a wonderful impression. So leave the treats with someone along with your business card. Don’t forget about your residential accounts. Ask them if they know any business owners that is looking or could use your services. You never know what connection you may have with your residential customers.
And with any business networking is key. Try to attend local meetings and clubs that business owners attend. Different real estate groups, Chambers of Commerce, any type of small business association. All these will facilitate relationships that will lead to jobs. Get out there and get social. You will have a better chance of scoring that commercial contract this way then by going through the phonebook and randomly calling people.
Remember don’t think small but start small. Set your goal and map how you will get there. Then gradually keep growing and developing your business. Longevity is the key. The growth of your tree trimming business is infinite.
One such great company was: grandrapidstree.com
They were the first company to take me under their wing and train me in this fine art of tree service. We will next take a look at how to take control of your destiny in any niche & business.