New Business Cards

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JimLewis, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,830

    I have considered getting my foreman his own biz cards. But I decided not to for a few reasons. 1) I never know how long an employee will be with us (even though my foreman's been with us 2 years.) 2) My foreman doesn't really do a lot of the estimating. So it wouldn't serve a purpose for people to call him. 3) His cell phone number changes periodically, whereas our business line never changes. 4) I don't see any advantage to people having his business cards over having my business cards. 5) As a morale booster (Oh! I got my OWN CARDS!!!) I think there are better ways to spend that money to accomplish that. 6) Those business cards were pretty expensive. I don't want to pay that again any time soon.
     
  2. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Hello Lewis Nice cards..I really love the way you have also built your web site..Man I wish I could make mine look like yours:confused:
    Hey check out my business card just built it on my computer

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  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Ron I like the graphic you have chosen for your cards, nice touch. I know what your trying to say but I dont think that you want to promote how green the neighbors are even if your not specializing in Lawn Care.

    I would try to find another catch phrase to use.
     
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Ron,

    Honestly.. IMO, your card needs work.

    I would lose the "20% off" I don't think it belongs on a biz card and is too much of a discount.. especially on $50

    I Would be a little More Consistant with the Fonts and With the CAPITALS & lowercase

    "Free Estimates" is all you really need


    Hope you don't take it personal...

    I like the tree :)

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    Jim,

    I love your site. Very clean and easy to navigate.

    A free month of service... Isn't that a lot?

    You do nice work too..






     
  5. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    The color helps with identification. Very nice. Looks like you improve more and more as you go along.
     
  6. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Hey NP I need all the help I can get...Thanks

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  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I agree with TSG about your card.

    #1 that big discount print up doesn't belong on your card,

    #2 I think that it is a little much, you have me kind of worried.
    To be able to swing 20% off services, you'd have to over charge by 20% which would keep you from being very competitive in your market, I would think.
     
  8. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Ok thanks I have changed it to 10% off over $75
     
  9. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Ron,

    I suggest you take the discount off the card all together..

    That's still too much for too little $$

    I try not to give a discount on any services less than a couple of hundred... maybe 5% up to $500 and 10% above that...
     
  10. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    OIC I will only do this for a short time so as I can generate a little more $$$$$$$$...
    Hey thanx for all your imput....
     

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