New Accounts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by tknowles, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. tknowles

    tknowles LawnSite Member
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    I am just starting out in the business. Any ideas on how to get accounts would be appreciated.
     
  2. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
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    flyers, Flyers, Flyers. And alot of walking.
     
  3. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  4. Killswitch

    Killswitch LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah me too, and Ive been doing this 22 years.
     
  5. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    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!:usflag:
     
  6. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Flyers, and I posted a flyer w/ rip off tags on the bottom at the local grocery store and have had good response.
     
  7. grassman1

    grassman1 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  8. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Word of mouth is working great this year.
     
  9. Kumi

    Kumi LawnSite Member
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    so walk neighbrhoods handing out flyers to people outside?
     
  10. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    No put them on doors too
     

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