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Old 03-09-2013, 12:08 PM
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bidding on saturdays?

do any of you got into stores, banks, food chains, etc and ask to talk to manager or owner and ask to bid there landscaping servies on saturdays, or is that a bad idea. Im only asking becuase some people work all week and dont have time to make it during the week to ask.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:18 PM
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if theyre open, do it! its certainly better than cold calling. your there in person, showing them that your confident, and the worst you can hear is no!
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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I would definately give it a shot. Only problem I see is the person running the show who makes the decisions are usually only there when needed, and weekends are usually their days off. Im sure you could turn something in though.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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ok thanks im getting everything ready for the season and ready to push the bidding for work. do any of you take in a list and check it off on everything that they want done or do you just ask what they want done and make a mental note of it when you do the bid.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:44 PM
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I write it on triplicate paper. I give them a copy and I keep the others. That way there is no question of what I charged later if and when I do the work. Mental notes are easy, but writing stuff down ensures that you know when you go to do the work.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:59 PM
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Landfakers is right, usually the people you want to talk to aren't there. Look up the local chamber of commerce and find out who to ask for when you walk through the door. If they aren't in, find out when they will most likely be there. Don't leave your info (other than name and ph #) with someone else, chances are it will end up at the bottom of a LARGE stack of papers waiting the manager when they get back to the office.
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