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Old 02-01-2013, 04:36 PM
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Marketing business as Veteran Owner

I am quite certain that there is not another "legitimate" lawn care company within at least 25-30 miles of me, probably even more, that is Veteran owned. Within my service area there is at least 40+ companies.

Anyways...I am asking for opinions on marketing my business as a Veteran, Veteran from war, etc. What are your thoughts on this, or is it a weak attempt to pull the "Veteran" card out?

Reason being...Veterans (military in general) is extremely focused and detail oriented; reliable, dependable, show up on time...I could go on but you get the point.

Would this help?
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:43 PM
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My business cards, my website, etc... Say Veteran owned business. I have a Veteran plate on my truck. Im proud to tell people im a veteran and ive landed lots of jobs due to my attention to detail.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:47 PM
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I advertise my company as a veteran owned company. Its not that I'm looking for a hand out its that I'm proud that I served my country and a lot of my customers appreciate that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:14 PM
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Very good point guys...anyone else?
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:49 PM
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Www.BuyVeteran.com Registering with the National Veteran Owned Business Association is free
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:40 PM
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Thank you for your service! You guys are awesome.

Display it proudly on your ads. I wouldn't count on it making much of a difference unless that particular customer is also a veteran, though. Most people just look at price.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:14 AM
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Thank you for your service! You guys are awesome.

Display it proudly on your ads. I wouldn't count on it making much of a difference unless that particular customer is also a veteran, though. Most people just look at price.
Well thank you sir! Good advice as well...
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:02 PM
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Thank you for your service! You guys are awesome.

Display it proudly on your ads. I wouldn't count on it making much of a difference unless that particular customer is also a veteran, though. Most people just look at price.
Well said
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:30 AM
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Thankyou for your service. If I were you I would have something like veteran owned and operated with a support our troops ribbon underneath. Something like that. It would sway me your way for sure and a lot of other people I know. You will lose a few left wing anti war nut jobs, but you don't want them anyway. LOL.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Thankyou for your service. If I were you I would have something like veteran owned and operated with a support our troops ribbon underneath. Something like that. It would sway me your way for sure and a lot of other people I know. You will lose a few left wing anti war nut jobs, but you don't want them anyway. LOL.
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Thanks Gary, good advice!
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