063: Joe Mooney – Rainwater Collection Systems

JoeMooneyDon’t have analysis paralysis and think yourself out of new projects. Just get started!

Stan interviews Joe Mooney of Homesteadonomics about how he harvests 90-95% of his water usage from rainwater.  Joe goes over the specifics of how he has his collection, filter, and storage systems set up.

Every inch of rain on 1,000 square feet = approximately 600 gallons

Joe is a wealth of knowledge about a wide variety of topics when it comes to do-it-yourself projects and homesteading.

Links from this episode:
Homesteadonomics – YouTube
Homesteadonomics – Facebook

061: Geek to Freak & Keith and Ashley Kalfas – The YouTube Life

Keith KalfasGreg Chism - Geek to FreakStan sits down with Greg Chism (AKA Geek to Freak) and Keith & Ashley Kalfas after the GIE Expo to have a casual conversation about the ins and outs of their YouTube “careers.”

Links from this episode
Geek to Freak
The Landscaping Employee Trap

044: Travis Leicht – Landscaping Suppliers Beware

Travis LeichtTravis Leicht is a young entrepreneur that approaches business from a completely different mentality. By his early twenties, Travis had already started, built, and sold multiple companies. In fact, the sole purpose he started the companies was just to sell them. Driven by his passion for bio-diesel engines, Travis has developed a proven strategy to build lean, efficient, fast-growing and profitable companies. His current venture is JIT Supply, based out of Sarasota, Florida. JIT Supply is a “just in time” landscaping supply company designed specifically for landscaping professionals. The business model focuses on low inventory supply lots in various locations throughout town – so they can promise fast, accurate delivery all over the city. Travis is a sharp, business-focused young man that has a bright and prosperous future ahead of him. Travis really know how to get a landscaping company off the ground, so I guarantee even some of you seasoned owners out there can learn a lot from this episode. For you younger listeners just starting out, you’ll hear some completely fresh ideas on how to grow your landscaping business right out of the gate.

Links from this episode

www.gojitsupply.com

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034: Brian Shain of Top Notch Lawns – Start Your Own Business

Brian ShainOur guest today is Brian Shain, owner of Top Notch Lawn Care and the Top Notch Lawns YouTube channel. In this episode of the LBP Podcast, Stan and Brian remind us – it’s not what you know, it’s who you know – and a huge part of success is trust and likability. Like it or not, those two words can make or break your business. Relationships and connections can be the difference between a ringing phone, and the sound of crickets in your office. This episode also covers the ever important questions, “How much lawn mowing equipment should I buy when I’m starting out?” And, “how much should I buy when I start to get busier?” Stan and Brian do a great job of laying out a strategy based on their own successes AND failures. Remember, you’re already doing more than 99% of the population by simply taking the first step.

Links from this episode

YouTube: Top Notch Lawns

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030: Johnny Mow – Live in the Dash

You’ll find Johnny Mow on YouTube talking about business side of the lawn mowing industry, and much more. Chasing your dream does not mean burdening yourself with too much work, too much stress and looming deadlines. Your perspective and your outlook influence every aspect of your life, your business, and your family. Johnny approaches his business in a unique and sometimes counter-intuitive way. His idea is simple—take the finances out of the equation and focus on the reason you started your business in the first place—freedom. Ask yourself, what makes up my priority list in life? Johnny believes that if you focus your priority list, or “code” as he calls it, then your business decisions will become much easier, and your direction more clear. Johnny has a fascinating story that started with humble beginnings. Throughout his life and business, Johnny has learned that a streamlined and efficient business will not only provide for your family, but will also give you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy more time AWAY from your business.

Links from this episode

Johnny Mow on YouTube

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Landscape Business Pro Podcast

017: Geek to Freak – YouTube Monetization for the Average Guy

“GregGreg Chism — a.k.a. Geek to Freak — might be familiar to those of you in the landscaping industry that find themselves checking out industry-related videos on YouTube. Greg is a lawn-care business owner, but is better known for his popular YouTube videos which cover various topics on a variety of different YouTube channels. What began as an outlet for Greg — as a personal challenge to himself — has become an unexpected launch pad for him and his businesses, and has begun to bring in a considerable amount of revenue. What does this mean for the average landscaper? Simple. YouTube is free, easy-to-use and a potentially explosive medium on which to promote yourself and your business.

Links from this episode

Geek to Freak Fitness and Lawn Care
Geek to Freak on Twitter

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