Handing out Flyers in 25 degree weather

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Indysfinestlawnservice, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Indysfinestlawnservice

    Indysfinestlawnservice LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 74

    I can't get out of the house to hand out flyers because it's freakin freezing here.Anyone else having these issues?
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    please, back in my day we used to walk uphill in the snow 2 miles do deliver 1 doorhanger. then another 2 miles uphill in an ice storm to do 3 more!
     
  3. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,518

    I plan to start going at it heavily around March 5 or so. When it's this cold your proabably not going to get enough calls to make it worth your time IMO. Do something else constructive for the business at this time. We're supposed to get a snow storm Thursday night.

    Do you have a lot of competition in Indy?
     
  4. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    You forgot uphill both ways ,no shoes,wish sandwich for lunch,in a blizzard when its 40 below:)Oh wait a minute I thought that was my dad talking about going to school
    Nevermind
     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    sandwich! we didnt have food! -60 sometimes! snow up to our noses! that was just handing out flyers, school.. you dont even want to know!

    - yea im going to wait a while before i start advertising. im starting to get calls here and there. but people aren't thinking spring yet.
     
  6. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,518

    I've gone on about 5 estimates from last years referrals and I've closed on two of them so I have a good feeling about this year.
     
  7. Indysfinestlawnservice

    Indysfinestlawnservice LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 74

    ive been mailing letters to residential prospects, We are just starting out so I'd like the weather to break so I could get started.:walking:
     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    dont rush it! i want snow dangit! I think over in the northeast we still have 1 more big one coming for us before winter is really over...
     
  9. Indysfinestlawnservice

    Indysfinestlawnservice LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 74

    We'll there are alot of guys in Indianapolis doing lawns.But There is plenty of grass to go around
     
  10. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    I got all my letters ready to mail out to my existing customers. gonna hold off a while to start sending out other letters. wait till it warms up a little bit more.
     

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