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mikefromny
12-10-2005, 09:35 AM
how many accounts do u guys shoot for before the start of the 2006 season? ?10?15?20?25?30?35? and how many do you usually get and how much advertising /methods do u put behind it?

Reliable Lawn Care
12-10-2005, 12:32 PM
how many accounts do u guys shoot for before the start of the 2006 season? ?10?15?20?25?30?35? and how many do you usually get and how much advertising /methods do u put behind it?

Shoot for them all and settle for what we get. Always trying to get more due to customer relocations.

rodfather
12-10-2005, 05:10 PM
No set number since all new business is generated by referral. We have never advertised in 12 years one bit.

AL Inc
12-10-2005, 05:24 PM
I've downsized my maintenance route in the last year, I sold 35-40 this past season, and gained 3. In years past, I would gain 10-12 new clients per year. I never really set a number, like Rodfather, I really don't advertise except for truck/trailer.

Jpocket
12-10-2005, 07:13 PM
Imlooking to gain 42 to be exact, I have about 60 now, I expect to lose 10 over the winter, just planing to do some heavy advertising sarting in febuary.

Lux Lawn
12-10-2005, 07:22 PM
I think I have already picked up about 5 new lawns for next year.I would like to add a total of 40-60 new accounts for next year.

gene gls
12-10-2005, 10:46 PM
No set number since all new business is generated by referral. We have never advertised in 12 years one bit.

Same here..........

kc2006
12-11-2005, 01:23 AM
Goal is to pick up 40 accounts in the spring for me. I'm advertising in a couple of large local church bulletins, local paper, and going to be sending out flyers or direct mailings.

rodfather
12-11-2005, 09:13 AM
I would think the size of the accounts would matter more than just the number. We picked up a 82 acre, 3 location school district last Spring. After getting that, I really wasn't much interested in getting any more work for the year. And I would imagine most members here would feel the same (whether or not they could even accept something) that big.

DiscoveryLawn
12-11-2005, 05:19 PM
Seems like most of the repondants are referring to mowing accounts. I am assuming that is what the poster was talking about as well. I am an applications company. I have already added 35 for next year and am shooting for 300 new accounts before april 1st.