Consulting/Marketing Firms

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by NC Big Daddy, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone know of a consulting/marketing firm that deals primarily with the green industry?
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe there is an outfit in Florida. Send a PM to 65Hoss (Eric)...he will know I'm pretty sure.
     
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Here is one of the more popular ones I have seen around.
    http://www.vanderkooi.com

    Better have a fat wallet though! Have you checked with your local SBA or something similar? Here in Wichita, we can meet one on one with a marketing expert at no charge. It's set up thorugh the local university which is a leader in entrepreneurship. I would have to book 3 months in advance because they are so popular.
     
  4. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi NC Big Daddy,

    You could also look into http://www.turfmarketing.com/.

    They sell green industry specific marketing material as well as run a marketing firm. Maybe they can help.

    If you contact them, let us know how they work out.
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Yes, I am interested also in what something like that would cost and if it would be worth it. Let us know!
     
  6. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks. Vander Kooi was the firm I was looking for. We've contacted them and they are coming for a sales call May 25. I'll keep you posted.
     
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Why, has he had personal expierence with using a consulting firm?
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    For some reason, I think Eric did at one time Matt...
     
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Thanks....I'll email him.....I am interested in what one could do for a company. I don't seem to get anywhere with my ideas of gaining new buisness.
     
  10. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    http://www.greenindconsulting.com/GIC/

    I worked for Bill Phagans company 20+ years ago he had several crews running, I also attended one of his seminars a few years ago as well as the class to get the limited spray license. Try his books he knows his stuff.
     

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