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the next step

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bville_mower, May 1, 2004.

  1. bville_mower

    bville_mower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I have been in business mowing residential yards, with no contracts, for the last 5 years.

    I was wondering what are the next steps to small commerical accounts such as, small banks, small businesses, restaurants? How do I approach a contract and when? How do I know my bid is close/under the current bid/contract?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Commercial link... www. cutthroat.com
    Here's another...
    www. notworthmytimebecauseeveryoneelseisdoingitforfree.com
  3. wmsland

    wmsland LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 127

    I would stick to the residential.
  4. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    The residential end of the business isn't cut-throat, too? I have only one small commerical account right now, so maybe I'm just not very aware, buuuuut...

    Look, when it comes to love, money and the love of money, the knives are out no matter what business you're in. I really can't see how the commercial business is likely to be all that different from residential.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Commercials seem to draw more people to them. A dentist office or medical complex gets alot more bids per year than Mr. Johnson's home.
  6. Mikes Lawn Landscape

    Mikes Lawn Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 458


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