LawnStarter Co-Founder Offers Tips for Success in Lawn Care

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In a recent Q&A with the blog, our own Ryan Farley, co-founder and chief operating officer, provided a virtual playbook for success in the lawn care industry. If you’re a lawn care entrepreneur or striving to be one, you should head over to the Kiva blog and check out Ryan’s words of wisdom.

Here’s just one snippet from the Q&A. In addressing the characteristics of successful lawn care ventures, Ryan said:

They go the extra mile. Wrapping up the hose, moving yard toys back to where they were, and spraying weeds in the cracks are subtle, inexpensive practices that go a long way in a homeowner’s mind. These little touches may cost an extra buck in labor, but they allow an LCO [lawn care operator] to charge a premium, because they are perceived as more “white glove” and less commoditized.

Thanks to Kiva for featuring Ryan’s advice. To read the full Q&A, visit Kiva is a nonprofit that lets people lend money via the internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries.

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John Egan

John Egan is the former editor in chief of Now, he is a freelance writer extraordinaire. He lives in Austin, Texas.