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Old 01-24-2013, 12:48 PM
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Hi Pete, welcome to lawnsite and Lawn business. I am east of you and have been at this for about 9 years (21/2 with this venture) feel free to pm me should you have any questions I would be happy to try and help answer them.
2007 Chevy 2500HD
Toro Zmaster 60"
Hustler Trimstar 54"
Hustler Trimstar 48"
2-Honda 21"
Toro 22"
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Echo Equipment
16' Open Trailer
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for the advice Skorum. I do plan to expand my marketing plan this year with EDDM, craigslist, lettered truck, shirts, athletic team sponsorship, more web presence and possibly a well timed newspaper ad. The only thing I will not do again is door hangers. I made them myself (wouldn't have done all that myself but I have downtime at my job that I did then) They looked good just didnt have the gloss finish and only cost me $30 for an ink cartridge and i think $10 for paper. I made 1000 but the killer was passing them out it took forever and I only ended up getting 500 - 600 out. If I didnt have the fulltime job and had nothing else to do till mowing starts I would consider it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:19 PM
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EDDM is way to go. 5,000 cards printed, designed, sipped & postage cost runs right around $1,350.00
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