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Old 08-29-2005, 07:50 PM
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Bidding on Commercial accounts

I am looking to add some more commerical accounts and I was wondering if anyone has any success showing up on commerical properties and just bidding on them? I was planning on making a bid package with a portfolio,cover sheet and bid.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:07 PM
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I would never just show up and bid. Most property managers are very busy people and don't have time to just sit down for 1/2hr or so to go over a bid that they might not even be accepting. Find a few properties that you can comfortably manage and call and ask to speak to the property manager or owner and ask if they are accepting lawn care bids at this time for the 2006 season, if they say yes then set up a time to meet with them and have a little portfolio together and have all your ducks in a row.
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:16 PM
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Commercial Accounts

My company started all residential. We are know 100% commercial. We Started by being subs to other contractors. I think the key to breaking in to a market is networking. Join a networking group. I get 50% of my business through my group. It is called the Executive Association of New Jersey. There are branches in most states.

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