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Old 01-21-2009, 03:19 PM
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The key is to market what makes you DIFFERENT and capitalize on that. Figure out what sets you apart from your competitors and make that clear. Otherwise you're just one of a bajillion lawn guys. You've gotta give them an incentive to look further.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:28 AM
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i saw this on the back of a truck for some jack-of-all-trades company one time and it has stuck with me for a couple years now:

CHEAP, FAST, GOOD
You can have something done CHEAP and FAST, but it won't be GOOD.
You can have something done FAST and GOOD, but it won't be CHEAP.
You can have something done CHEAP and GOOD, but it won't be done FAST.

If I had had enough space for it, I was going to create a little image with that general message and put it on the back end of my service schedules I send out to customers/prospective customers. I think I will make room for it this year because I think the customer will really understand where I'm coming from when I'm putting their job at the bottom of my list of priorities, doing a half-assed job or charging them a high price.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:35 AM
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Sorry buddy, but neither sound good. You are automatically throwing yourself under the bus by telling your customers you are a 'cheap contractor'. Don't sell yourself short
I agree with this !!
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:55 AM
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i like that last one.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:00 PM
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i like that last one.
Thanks, I am going with that one for sure.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:29 PM
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:48 AM
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