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Old 07-08-2000, 09:34 AM
accuratelawn accuratelawn is offline
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I agree with Stone. People will not take the time to complete a long form.<br>Ask one question...followed by a statement such as &quot;We will provide a service up to your high expectations&quot;<br>Your questions are great. Keep the form and use it when you arrange a meeting with the new customer. Good down your questionair at your first meeting.<br>They will be impressed with the other services offered and that you really care about the quaility of your work.<br>Good luck
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Old 07-08-2000, 09:56 AM
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David,<p>Some suggestions on your questionnaire.......it's too long and people won't take the time to complete it.....references to your competition and disparaging their services can come back to haunt you.....Make it quick, simple with no references to competition....Eufala is too small to create a negative image of your company......concept of it is good....may want to include a self addressed envelope as well. Good luck<p>Bill Phagan<br>greenindconsulting.com
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Old 07-08-2000, 07:03 PM
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I would like some more input on what every one thinks.
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Old 07-08-2000, 09:41 PM
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I don't think I would put the competition's name on the form either. I might be a redneck but if I saw my companies name on that form you would have your windows shot out at night. Accidently of course. <br>It's been so long since I went in at night and put a quart of roundup in my competition's lawn spray tank I'm getting bored again.. Just kidding, how'd you like that one guido?
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Old 07-08-2000, 10:30 PM
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If I owned a business and received a form like this I could'nt see filling it out. Nice thought, might work...not sure. If you do go ahead with this idea I would have NAMES to send the forms to along with a cover letter on company letterhead. I agree in not mentioning names of other companies.
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Old 07-08-2000, 11:13 PM
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I don't think a businessman/woman will take the time to fill this out; either at home or the office. However, if you make a call, set an appointment, and fill out the form on a person to person basis, I think you will get much better results. Good work for a rainy day.
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Old 07-09-2000, 07:26 PM
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I got some response but it has been poor so i'll go and do persnal intreviews that way i can talk face to face and get what i really want (TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD)<br>-of lawn care- HERE David Hartzog
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