Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-12-2001, 04:44 PM
JimLewis's Avatar
JimLewis JimLewis is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 6,393
I have considered getting my foreman his own biz cards. But I decided not to for a few reasons. 1) I never know how long an employee will be with us (even though my foreman's been with us 2 years.) 2) My foreman doesn't really do a lot of the estimating. So it wouldn't serve a purpose for people to call him. 3) His cell phone number changes periodically, whereas our business line never changes. 4) I don't see any advantage to people having his business cards over having my business cards. 5) As a morale booster (Oh! I got my OWN CARDS!!!) I think there are better ways to spend that money to accomplish that. 6) Those business cards were pretty expensive. I don't want to pay that again any time soon.
__________________
Jim Lewis
Lewis Landscape Services - Oregon
"kickin' grass and takin' names"


www.lewislandscape.com - Portland Oregon Landscaping Company

landscape design Portland Oregon
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-15-2001, 03:22 PM
ron ron is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Port Orange Fl 32119
Posts: 312
Hello Lewis Nice cards..I really love the way you have also built your web site..Man I wish I could make mine look like yours
Hey check out my business card just built it on my computer
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-15-2001, 04:28 PM
kutnkru kutnkru is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: 93-04 (Zone5b) 05-now (Zone9a)
Posts: 2,662
Ron I like the graphic you have chosen for your cards, nice touch. I know what your trying to say but I dont think that you want to promote how green the neighbors are even if your not specializing in Lawn Care.

I would try to find another catch phrase to use.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-16-2001, 12:43 AM
Lawn-Scapes's Avatar
Lawn-Scapes Lawn-Scapes is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,813
Ron,

Honestly.. IMO, your card needs work.

I would lose the "20% off" I don't think it belongs on a biz card and is too much of a discount.. especially on $50

I Would be a little More Consistant with the Fonts and With the CAPITALS & lowercase

"Free Estimates" is all you really need


Hope you don't take it personal...

I like the tree

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Jim,

I love your site. Very clean and easy to navigate.

A free month of service... Isn't that a lot?

You do nice work too..






__________________
Tom

establishing roots in the community... www.mdlawns.com

Last edited by Lawn-Scapes; 11-16-2001 at 12:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-16-2001, 10:15 PM
cos's Avatar
cos cos is offline
LawnSite Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: southeast pa
Posts: 1,253
The color helps with identification. Very nice. Looks like you improve more and more as you go along.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-17-2001, 03:28 PM
ron ron is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Port Orange Fl 32119
Posts: 312
Hey NP I need all the help I can get...Thanks
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-17-2001, 03:58 PM
Guido Guido is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 2,085
Ron...

I agree with TSG about your card.

#1 that big discount print up doesn't belong on your card,

#2 I think that it is a little much, you have me kind of worried.
To be able to swing 20% off services, you'd have to over charge by 20% which would keep you from being very competitive in your market, I would think.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-17-2001, 04:28 PM
ron ron is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Port Orange Fl 32119
Posts: 312
Ok thanks I have changed it to 10% off over $75
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-17-2001, 04:46 PM
Lawn-Scapes's Avatar
Lawn-Scapes Lawn-Scapes is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,813
Missing the point...

Ron,

I suggest you take the discount off the card all together..

That's still too much for too little $$

I try not to give a discount on any services less than a couple of hundred... maybe 5% up to $500 and 10% above that...
__________________
Tom

establishing roots in the community... www.mdlawns.com
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-18-2001, 08:28 AM
ron ron is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Port Orange Fl 32119
Posts: 312
OIC I will only do this for a short time so as I can generate a little more $$$$$$$$...
Hey thanx for all your imput....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:06 PM.

Page generated in 0.10047 seconds with 10 queries