Yesterday I get home and sitting on my porch takin by boots off and this young kid is passing flyers out.. He sees my truck(my daily driver P-u) which has some logos, and decides to skip my house..walking by looking at the road the whole time. After he drops one at my other side neighbor he makes eyecontact and I say "What about me? Dont I get a flyer?" He is in shock and stammers...Uhhh I saw that you are a landscaper and didnt think you need one
..So I bullshit him and tell him, No, I just work for this company, but we need a service for our lawn. My wife usually hires our lawn guy.. So he give me one. (a tacky, homemade flyer) and I ask him...so are you insured? Of coarse he says, "No, were just a small company, me and my brother and we only do residential"...
WTF? I tell him that doesnt matter, you need insurance. What happens if youre cutting my lawn and throw a rock threw my bigass bay window? Whos gonna pay to fix it? "Ummmmm..mmm, I guess we would have to."
I say damn right and worse what if you get hurt on my property? "Well I know what youre saying and we actually thought about getting insured.." I told him, keep thinking, until the code enforcement officer stops you and fines you for no license ($500 fine)
Best part of the flyer..We can give you the best price because were small and family owned+operated. WTF. Small, family operated... he forgot to mention that he has no insurance and therefore can cut for $15.
I cant wait till one of my customers calls with his flyers, so i can tell them all about his :Family operation: I actually like to see a hard working kid..cause thats exactly how i started in highschool,except i was insured from day 1Needless to say, I told this kid 4 times in the 10 minute conv. that insurance is the #1 nessecity in this biz and he needs to get some now... or at least if he wants to cut my lawn for $13.