I needed a solution for my lawn care business. It was growing fast, but the money wasn’t always “under the mat”, or paid on time. The bill for “the lawn guy” always seemed to be the LAST one paid.
17 years ago. Just bought my first push mower and stick edger. Laid out $10.00 for a bunch of flyers and got my first customer the same day.
It wasn’t long before there was a truck, trailer, zero-turn Exmark (love that machine, it makes the best stripes), gas blowers and trimmers. And lots more customers. And me…. a hot, sweaty, tired, grass-covered “lawn guy” who had to go home and make invoices, stuff and stamp envelopes, drive to the post office, and WAIT for payments!
I figured that if I had as much trouble with start-up invoicing, maybe some newbies to the profession might be having the same problem.
I just knew there had to be a better way, but I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted. Sure, there are the mega-applications for invoicing; some are even targeting our industry. So, what to do?
Solution?? I’ll make one that is built JUST for the Lawn Care Professional.
It had to be easy-to-use and present a professional image of your business. Communication between you and your customers had to be simple, quick, and effective, encouraging payments. The status of all invoices had to be front and center --- you need to know where your money is! The latest and best technology had to be used: email invoices, text messages, online credit card payments, in-the-field estimates created. AND - there have to be pictures of your landscape products on your estimates, so your customers can SEE what they’re being offered. It had to be usable on every platform and device, from desktop to mobile phone, creating a “greener” billing process.
And most important, it had to be fully responsive to US, the users. If something you need is lacking, we will do our best to provide it. Your feedback is what will make this not MINE, but OURS.
Well, my husband is an original pioneer of the sport of aggressive in-line skating. He set the world record for the longest handrail slide. And I finally gave in and let him install a personal grind rail (outside our front door, no less). He may be internationally known as a great rollerblader, but around here he still has to mow our own yard, and take out the trash!