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Old 01-02-2012, 07:18 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Originally Posted by GeoDux View Post
Smallaxe - Having lived in Burlington, VT for a few years (years ago) I have to disagree with your comment about people not being ready for Organic Solutions. The entire state of Vermont, Maine, CT, MA, RI, Upstate New York as well as other parts of the US have not only been ready but they are starting to lose their patience. People in these parts of the country are foward thinking - environmentally safe thinking sort of folks.

If I owned a Lawn Care Business (only have clients who own them) I would be promoting the heck out of "Organic Solutions" and I would do my utmost to educate those consumers who are not on board yet. No, I probably would not purchase a franchise at this time but for one reason only...

I would position myself, my website, my website name (does not have to be your business name and you can have multiple sites for a lot of additional exposure) and anything I printed in such a way as to let folks know... If you want "Organic Solutions" - I've got them ready for you.
People really don't understand 'Organics' they only want to imagine that organics is something wholesome, natural and good... something that makes them superior to their nieghbors and that is about as 'forward looking' as it gets...

The major misunderstanding about organics is that it is more expensive than current practices... and that it is difficult to understand...

So if you buy into a program then your world becomes magically wholesome... When you buy a franchise, you are saying, I can't do it on my own becuz I don't know why the program is good or another "One size fits All" ripoff...

I agree that scapers should be at the ready with all kinds of solutions, including organic ones...
But... we are ready with solutions becuz we understand what is happening, not becuz I have a bottle of magic potion that fixes the symptoms...
There are no negative symptoms in a properly cared for lawn... Once we get a grasp of that fact, then we'll truly be forward thinking'...
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