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Old 03-11-2013, 07:46 PM
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I had the guy from yello book trying to get me to sign up last year.....just couldn't do it. I also have some lady who is putting together a book for area golf courses, they have called me 3 years in a row telling me to advertise with them. So far, I have only advertised in the spring and fall with CL and have had ok results. The rest has been word of mouth.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:51 PM
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I had the guy from yello book trying to get me to sign up last year.....just couldn't do it. I also have some lady who is putting together a book for area golf courses, they have called me 3 years in a row telling me to advertise with them. So far, I have only advertised in the spring and fall with CL and have had ok results. The rest has been word of mouth.
yellowbook likes to use there own number that transfers to a business number of yours. So after that year if you dont resign, that book is no longer helpful to your business.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:05 PM
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Man. Looks like i missed a few posts. Just got an email for "updates"

If you don't follow Ralph's way with organic. You can't or shouldn't put down crabgrass preventer until you cut it twice. I use a mix right away and shy away from rye. It does come up quick and fill in fast for sure though. Or at least that's how I do it. However even though I am certified with the state license I actually use tru-green for all of my apps (12). I deal with the commercial manager and get better pricing than what I can do I for.

I hate snow!! But I did ok this year. That's a first. I sent my kids out after they decided they wanted to work this winter. And I ended up taking an offer with a friend driving a truck for him. Payed me more than I could pay myself. All that said I still hate snow!!

Ready for some work and start ups.

As far as Craigslist. I never post there. I look at it like I don't want to be in the same category or association of the "crazies". I've talked with big Irish About it a lot. I can't compare myself or worry myself about them. I know everyone has different cost but the 10$ cut guy is the guy who is. 1- loosing money. 2- scamming people. 3. Giving everyone else a bad name. Or some combination of the three. I almost want to call him and sub my stuff out!!! Haha

I tried mailing and door flyers at first but now I just grow by word of mouth.

Thats My two cents only. Disclaimer to that. I'm an idiot and can't spell either.

New for me.. I bought the 34 Great Dane down in Baltimore and have everything but one stander ready to go for season. Just got the superman truck and dump truck inspected today. And new tires on superman. 2200$. Ouch that hurt.

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:19 AM
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I had the guy from yello book trying to get me to sign up last year.....just couldn't do it. I also have some lady who is putting together a book for area golf courses, they have called me 3 years in a row telling me to advertise with them. So far, I have only advertised in the spring and fall with CL and have had ok results. The rest has been word of mouth.
Two words Ferris - email list!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:45 AM
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Ralph: CHILL........I have been stuck at the firehouse on and off for the past 2 weeks and have not had a chance to grab the notebook with all the email addys. If I make it home tonight I will send it off to you. I'm going on 48 hours stuck here and very little sleep, so that might not happen.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:08 AM
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Ralph: CHILL........I have been stuck at the firehouse on and off for the past 2 weeks and have not had a chance to grab the notebook with all the email addys. If I make it home tonight I will send it off to you. I'm going on 48 hours stuck here and very little sleep, so that might not happen.
Okay great, no problem, I hadn't heard from you, so I didn't know if you got the other email - get some rest!
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Stopping in to say hi. Looks like its been quiet here.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:45 PM
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:41 AM
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Hey guys,
I know times are tough, but I'm looking for donations to help fund research to fight childhood cancer. The organization is St.Baldricks, and it helps fund a majority of the cancer research for childhood cancers. Essentially what happens is tonight, we go to Fatbellys in Providence at 630 p.m. and get our heads shaved......pretty simple. Every little donation helps, and it is a tax write off! Just follow the link below to get to my page.
Thank you all in advance for your support!
http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/alanweaver175
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:01 PM
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Hey guys,
I know times are tough, but I'm looking for donations to help fund research to fight childhood cancer. The organization is St.Baldricks, and it helps fund a majority of the cancer research for childhood cancers. Essentially what happens is tonight, we go to Fatbellys in Providence at 630 p.m. and get our heads shaved......pretty simple. Every little donation helps, and it is a tax write off! Just follow the link below to get to my page.
Thank you all in advance for your support!
http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/alanweaver175
sorry man. We are really hurting right now. Good thing your doing man.
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