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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by llama, Apr 11, 2003.
Any suggestions for a new company?
Cold calling! I do it all the time. A new business doesn't think about the lawn right away. I found if you go in ,and give them a reasonable bid, most of the time the lawn is yours! The key is to give them a bid, before they start looking around. Your saving them the time and agrevation it takes to get lawn bids.
i guess you could use real estate info to help with this job.
The only commercial work I have ever done has really just fallen into my hands by being in the right place at the right time. I would suggest just getting as much people time as you can. Talk to people you meet, let them know what you do.
what time of the year is best to start the cold calling...
I would suggest almost anytime of the year is good for cold calling..the earlier you get them setup as a customer the easier it is for you. I would not do any cold calling from Nov-Jan though. But I'm in Michigan so I think that the cold calling would vary by region.
Experience, and confidence. A good price might help too.
Feb. down here, probably best time. Contracts differ and things change, so anytime is a good time to at least ask:
1) Are you accepting proposals?
2) When will you be accepting proposals?
3) I couldnt help but notice your establishment looks like s##t, could I propose a TotalCareSolution?
contact local property managment companies. i have worked with several.
Get on you hands and knees and beg...
What works for one doesn't work for another.
Persistence gets accounts, but don't be a pain in the heine.