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Cutting Corners and Trimming Costs?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jcr_17, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. jcr_17

    jcr_17 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 101

    I had 500 business cards made and it was going to cost appx. $36.00 extra to have the back side of the card printed. I decided to pay $15.00 for a stamp that I could use to stamp on the date and weekly maintence fee. I looked something like this:

    Date: __________

    Weekly Maintence $______

    I figured it would be cost efficient for when I am in the field and someone asks how much I charge I can give them my card and the fee that I would charge. Has anyone tried this? Keep in mind I just started in the business.
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    yes I do the same thing it just looks better than chicken scratch on the back of a card.
  3. CEW900

    CEW900 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 21

    how do you go about getting ones of these stamps for 15$?
    You know of any web sites online to get them??

    thanks guys

    BODIDDLY LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    try a computer store. i got mine done at staples..
  5. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    office max I use them for all my rubber stamps.
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    Just paid 39.00 for 2,000 full color (four color) business cards with full back printing. Add shipping and it was still under $50. www.vistaprint.com/promo
  7. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Why not just have the back done with the that info on it. Then you don't have to mess with a stamp. I think a professional print would look better too.

  8. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi jcr_17,

    If you are on a low budget, you can also get the business card template sheets to use with your own printer. I am sure you could get very nice results from them.
  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    Its a good idea, but i just keep lawn estimate sheets with me, and give them one with a business card.

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