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Old 03-25-2012, 05:26 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I only have one commercial account and that's my Credit Union that asked for a bid since I was a member. I was more or less talking about corporations like Walmark and Mcdonalds ect. I seen new people cutting our local Mcdonalds and I was just wondering how most of you go about it. I'm in the paper, on the net and have yard signs up.
2 ways, go ask the manager of the store about who to talk to, or if its done out of the main office google head quarters of ______________ and that will get you the office phone number. Don't call the consumer number, your wasting your time. Plus you get to talk to a human!
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:29 PM
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Thanks. I thinks it's to late now but I will ask around in my area and see when they start excepting bids for lawn care.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:46 PM
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[QUOTE=grandview (2006);4361406]Walmart,if you want to work for nothing go for it. Most were run by USM ,but I heard they lost them all. First stop is the manager of McDonald some of them are corporate and some are run by a Franchisee who may own from 1 to a couple of 100 in different states.[/QUOTE
Stay away from that type of commercial work. Not much money there. Office complexes are good money makers and fewer callbacks or complaints.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:06 AM
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Try "Blind Bids". Just drop off bids to commercial properties that you want to deal with. Again, like someone posted previously, talk to the guy in charge.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:56 AM
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Door to door is ALWAYS the best way to get business. They aren't going to seek you out unless like the above posts state word of mouth. Sometimes folks will post something in the newspaper but most of the time it's a pretty quick turn around.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:53 PM
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Try "Blind Bids". Just drop off bids to commercial properties that you want to deal with. Again, like someone posted previously, talk to the guy in charge.
How do you go about measuring the property/parking lot prior to submitting the bid & at a minimum, speaking with someone about the property.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:59 PM
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Google maps measuring tool or go walk the property after hours, or if its standard you can tell the size by pulling into the business.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:00 PM
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Anything through a management company is a waste of your time. They are geared towards large companies who bid cheap to keep crews working. Talk to people you know, chances are they have a friend who runs/owns a business. Also the Chamber of Commerce idea is a great way to get a foothold with other business owners to sell your services to in person.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:16 PM
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I do work for a few property management companies who let me charge whatever I want as long as its in reason.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:07 PM
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The 2 large property management companies I deal with are continental service solutions out of Illinois and Carlson building services out of Minneapolis Minnesota. Both have been a piece of cake to deal with. No pics or paperwork and I charge what I want. The owner and my manager from Carlson actually came down to meet me at the account I have through them. Then I work for a local property management company and he just texts me when they need something done with the address and I invoice him with the bill (I rarely need price approval anymore) and he direct deposits the money 20 days later. One company I tried was miken construction. That became a pain and it was getting worse so I dropped them. They set the prices and a mountain of paperwork and pictures that were really unpaid . It was stupid.
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