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Sample Lawn Care Business Plans


Most entrepreneurs write up some kind of business plan before they go into business. However, while most see the need to have a detailed plan, many do not have the slightest idea of exactly how to go about writing one.

One lawn care business will be different from the next but there will also be many similarities. Therefore, one of the best ways to put your own business plan together is to refer to some sample plans that other lawn care businesses have used. There are many of these free plans floating around online. They are not always easy to find so I have done a little research and found a good selection for you. You can find links to these samples below.

Bear in mind that you cannot simply copy sections or wording from someone else's business plan. While these plans are free to read you are generally not free to copy them. However, you can read these plans and use them to get ideas on what to include in your own plan. By reading some lawn mowing business plan samples online you may get ideas on how to structure your own. You may see ways that you can improve it or realize that you have left out important sections or other content.

Here are six free lawn care business plan samples. All are absolutely free for you to read and most are lengthy PDF documents. Some are business plans for real lawn care businesses while others are fictitious plans put together by business experts as samples.

1) Bplans.com



Bplans.com sells business plan software that covers many industries including lawn care. While it is not really worth getting this software just to prepare one single plan, they do offer several great sample plans on their site. Check out their plans for Fescue & Sons Yard Care and Greens Manicure Service.

3) Jack N' Jill's Lawn Care



This 20 page PDF document is a business plan for a full service lawn care company in Flowersville, Ohio. The proposed business would be run by a father and daughter team. Click here to read the document in full.

4) Dayne Landscaping



This is a business plan for a fictitious business in New Hampshire offering landscaping and snow removal services. It was written by marketing specialist Robin Dayne for educational purposes. At 38 pages in length it is detailed and comprehensive. Click here to read it.

5) More than a Yard - Lawn Care Services



This business plan is fairly brief at only four pages. The business in question was looking for $60,000 in funding at the time that the plan was written. Proposed services included lawn mowing in addition to general yard work. Read the plan here.



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