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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tknowles, Mar 31, 2006.
I am just starting out in the business. Any ideas on how to get accounts would be appreciated.
flyers, Flyers, Flyers. And alot of walking.
Advertise like crazy and dont expect a whole lot out of your first year. Once you build a bit of clientele you'll see that word of mouth is really the best form of advertisement, but it may take a year or two to get going.
Yeah me too, and Ive been doing this 22 years.
Look for yards in a target area that need attention and go talk to them. I picked up a national drug store chain with 7 locations because I brought to their attention the fact that there shrubs & landscape beds need some major attention. That was just one of 3 commercial accounts that I picked up this year pointing out what things there other LCO was not performing. You have to go and get it!
Flyers, and I posted a flyer w/ rip off tags on the bottom at the local grocery store and have had good response.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression. Invest your money in some high quality door hangers. I did this and have gotten 3 "new accounts" from handing out 400 hangers.
Word of mouth is working great this year.
so walk neighbrhoods handing out flyers to people outside?
No put them on doors too