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Old 03-05-2011, 05:41 PM
squirrel17 squirrel17 is offline
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Small Time Business Help

I've been cutting lawns for about 5 years. Each year seems to be a struggle to keep the right number of customers. I work by myself and would like to keep it that way. The only customers I have lost have been because they have moved, died, or decided to pay a family member who lost their job. I was going to send out letters to all of my customers from last year to let them know I will be back at it again. I would like to pick up just a few more customers and I will be set. Does anyone have advice for a small timer like myself on how to pick up some new customers? What is the best way to advertise? Local paper, craigslist, flyers???
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:13 PM
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Id suggest target some flyer distrubution to lawns on your current route that look a little un-tidy. if you dont want masses of new clients then dont target large groups. But as you are doing your daily mowing route have a look at the lawns in the street and surrounding area and just drop a flyer into the mailbox. As I see it that is more of a targeted approach to your marketing.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:39 PM
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Ask your current customers if they know of anyone that needs your services. And look that the yards around where you are cutting.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:02 PM
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i agree with jsslawncare, i also am also a small bussiness, (13 years) as long as your customers are happy with your work, let them know your looking for more work, mine always have a friend, family or neighbor that needs help.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:16 AM
squirrel17 squirrel17 is offline
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Will do. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:21 PM
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