Changing business name - send bill with new biz name without telling customers?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by privatelawn, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. privatelawn

    privatelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    Im changing my biz name to something more professional, its time to invoice all customers, there all residential customers, im thinking of just sending an invoice, same template as before but with new biz name listed as pay to... you think that would cause me any problems? Like customers thinking ive sold out or something.
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    send a letter stating the change of name it cant take that long to type up and send along with the invoice

    Dear valued customer,

    We are changing our name from ______ to ________
    Same great company and service just a new name.

    Thank you for your buisness and helping our buisness grow!
    -Such and Such lawn service
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I did that back in 2001 with my first company. I just changed the name on the invoices and my customers caught on pretty quick.
  4. Big M LawnnSnow

    Big M LawnnSnow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    I did the same thing a few years ago.
    I just attached a note to let them know it was still my company and we had just changed our name and if they had any questions to give us a call.
    It went smoothly, just some customers had to change our name in their auto payment systems, but no problems.
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    i got this from the microsoft web site.

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  6. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 802

    Customers don't like surprises.
    Definitely send out a separate letter, a few days before invoices go out explaining "new name, same blah blah blah" also toss in a new business card.

    It is also a good time to hit 'em up for new or additional services. (when is'nt? payup )
  7. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Posts: 372

    totally agree, especially on the new services thing...

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