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Old 02-21-2009, 10:25 PM
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Starting out

Hi everyone, I am trying to start up here in the north Houston area. Any advice for getting this goig? Thsnks
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:12 AM
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get your name out there
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:40 PM
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What is the best way to get my name out? Been using friends and family. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:02 PM
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Put your name on your vehicle to start with as youíre a mobile billboard.
Iím surprised at how many vehicles I see with out signage and all the business you could be passing up.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:08 PM
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put an ad in the local paper
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:28 PM
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word of mouth its all about word of mouth
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:35 PM
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Customer service is the key. Put out fliers and just do good work. Name recognition is really important.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:40 PM
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Flyer, baggie, rocks...throw into driveway. This gave me about a 10% return. Sorry. Cheesy, not very professional but that's how I got my first accounts. After that was local phone book listing...$85/year, then word of mouth.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:55 PM
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Customers don't like flyers in baggies with rocks!

This is what the customers think of those who put rocks in a baggie with a flyer and throw it. Look! NOT Happy!

http://www.goodexperience.com/tib/ar...are_adver.html
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:11 PM
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This is what the customers think of those who put rocks in a baggie with a flyer and throw it. Look! NOT Happy!

http://www.goodexperience.com/tib/ar...are_adver.html
What did you do search for every flyer-in-a-baggie post and point them to this ancient blog?
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