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Old 08-23-2005, 10:53 PM
ncmedic581 ncmedic581 is offline
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Need help expanding new business

I recently purchased a lawn care business this past May. My Equipment is great, consisting of:

52 in. Toro Z Master
48 in. Toro Z Master
2- Echo Straight Shaft Trimmers
Echo Backpack blower
Echo Hedge Trimmers
Echo Shredder/Vac
Stihl Edger
Solo 3gal. Backpack sprayer
18 ft. Enclosed Trailer
2004 F-150 Crew Cab

Also may customer base is bringing in approx $1500 a month on a regular basis. The problem is I would like to expand and take on more customers but I'm not exactly sure on the best way of advertising, especially with the season being over half way through. I would really like to get customers on a year-round contract. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:05 AM
Joe721 Joe721 is offline
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Well, right now isnt really the time to expand but you could try it. Print thousands of flyers and put them on peoples doors. Ask around if anyone needs a lawn company. Put ads in the newspaper. Or like Sean Adams said go to this link
and sign up for 99$ a year.

Here's his topic on it if you want to read more about it.
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:51 AM
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business advice

careful wo you listen to around here, lots of good advise form the old timers, but lots of children playiing also.....

anytime of the year is a good time to advertise, try a searcha nd you will get hundreds of ideas...
owner operator of lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal company
completely legal and insured
7 years in business
6 full time
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:17 AM
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mcwlandscaping mcwlandscaping is offline
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I advertise at different times of the year. When i feel like i could use more clients, i go and put out flyers, and if i don't want anymore, then i stop advertising for awhile. Good Luck, as daveintoledo said "anytime of the year is a good time to advertise"

Summer Setup

Ford Trucks
PJ Trailers
JD & Wright Equipment/Mowers
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:39 PM
ncmedic581 ncmedic581 is offline
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I appreciate the help I just meet with the Local newspaper today and setup an ad to run in this sunday, wednesday, and friday's paper. I think I may Try the Flyer Idea next, the newspaper is expensive!!!
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