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Old 10-28-2003, 08:34 PM
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What's the largest number of accounts you've landed in a year?

Let's hear the numbers ladies and gentlemen. All means of advertising included.
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:22 PM
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Kind of a vague question. Would you rather have one $400 account or ten $25 accounts? Maybe re-word your question to ask dollar amounts instead of lawns.
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:24 PM
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Very vague.
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:54 PM
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Ok, what was the largest number of lawn accounts you've landed in a given season. This means from all the calls and referrals, what was the number of accounts you added to your existing customer base? Be it very large accounts or very small accounts.

I send out 5k flyers, get 100 calls, and land 40 accounts for that season. Along those lines.

Do you add 5 accounts per season or do you add 500 accounts per season? Money aside, what's your largest number?
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:16 PM
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Probably between 10-20 accounts per season. We don't advertise besides our trucks and website. Just believe in the old "word of mouth" system.
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:01 AM
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This year all word of mouth except one, she called from the truck sign.
15 - residential accounts
1 - 45 townhome complex plus this builder owns 64 acres they are going to develop and all will be given to me. WOW!

Does that qualify?
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Old 10-29-2003, 06:27 AM
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absolutly, good for you guys on the word of mouth business. Keep em coming.
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:20 AM
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15 this season.
6 with flyers and
9 from word of mouth
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:43 AM
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over 200 calls, 35% landed
most of them landscaping, but for me doing a 10K job is like adding a small lawn for 6 years. (profit wise) and only have to be there couple of days
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:50 AM
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All 23 I service this year (my first year) were by word of mouth. Friends, family and neighbors. I tried the flyer route but, didnt get much of a response.
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