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I've been thinking of getting some buissness cards just to kind of get my name around and maybe have a couple more yards next year. I want to mow and do cleanup since cleanup is where the real money is! But what do u actually put on the card. Besides your name and number. I have an idea of what it needs to be but i want different opinions. AND how much does it cost to print buissness cards.
Also are door hangers a good idea or a waste of money?
business cards are great. Every profesional has them.
You can do anything you want with the cards
Your company name and number
or add residential/commercial
Can also do a listing of services;
My cards and advertising is short and sweet
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07-24-2003, 06:08 PM
i got 250 printed online for $10. They've closed 2 deals for me just, give them to everyone you meet, stick them in mail-boxes, when people ask for your number give them your card instead.
search www.google.com for a business card printer.
07-24-2003, 11:36 PM
Any major office supply place will make them for you. I got mine at Staples. Here's an idea: Put your name, number and business info on the front, a listing of services on the back.
07-25-2003, 12:58 AM
Door hangers? I LIKE them. Get cheap ones here:
Door Hangers Direct (http://www.door-hangers-direct.com)
Full color business cards here: They look great. Here's their address:
PS Print (http://www.psprint.com)
07-30-2003, 08:36 AM
I bought a program on sale for $9.99 two years ago named, "My Business Cards". You can design your own cards or use templates. I have been using it ever since. I am sure there are similar programs out there if this particular one is not available. Good luck!
07-30-2003, 09:24 AM
Here is a copy of my business cards. I orginally had everything on there but the list of services and what was up in the upper left hand side. I really wanted the list of services, so I put them on there. I wish I would of made the back side a copy of my pesticide license, but maybe next time. The front is gloss and raised 3 colors. I think I went with a white linen paper (not sure if it was linen, but is was not the basic paper). I paid $90 for 1000 at Office Depot. I am sure you can find them cheaper somewhere, but I wanted to make sure mine where high quality. Spend the extra money to make them look good.
Kinda looks crappy, but imagine it all white and clearer...lol
So, you scalp lawns? Get paid extra for that.........do you?
What does "scalping" mean? I may know of it by another name.
07-30-2003, 10:21 PM
They do it in the south in the spring. Cut the grass real low so it get's a head start.
07-31-2003, 09:30 AM
rvsuperintendant is correct. It's done to warm season grasses. Consumers say it causes grass to green up fast, but that might be the only advantage. I don't push this service real hard because I know of no real benefit from it, other than putting money in my pocket. Last spring I did around 12 lawns or so and made from $70 per man hour up to $150 man hour and that was when I was tarping it. I have a leaf loader now (didn't get it hooked up until after the first 9 lawns) and this has saved so time. I usually cut it anywhere from 1" to 1.5" inches. Many customers want a dethatcher (Bluebird power comb) ran over there at this time also.
Grass will find it's way into every orifice you have above the neck It is a nasty, dirty, filthy job.
Glan, do you know it my another name? I get a lot of responses like yours (on LS) when they see business card. They get a chuckle and think it's there for a joke...haha. No joke, serious money.
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