Using a bar to get customers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    So I was with my friend drinking a beer and eating a nice bacon cheese burger (I rarely eat junk food but what the hell) it was a bar located in a nice area near most of my middle to high income customers. Well I got in my truck and got around 15 business cards. I told the owner of the bar which we know each other pretty well to buy all 12 people a beer and place my business card next to it. He passed out the beers that they wanted and gave them my card saying their on the owner of **** ****** Landscaping.

    I get a call a few days later and the other was an email from the people that were at the bar saying that was very nice of you and that are looking for a new lawn guy. The other wants a price on trimming some branches. My tip is do it near dinner time that's when you get the older folks and do it on a week day for better luck. If you do it on a weekend night your going to get drunk young punks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  2. rungreen

    rungreen LawnSite Member
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    Not a bad idea, I have picked up several accounts at local bar.
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I alaways concertrated on the chicks, grass cutting card may be unempressive LOL
     
  4. Not bad idea, But most on here ain't old enough to be in a bar. LOL
     
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess if it works for you, but not something I'd ever do.
     
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    I don't drink so chances are, you won't find me in a bar.
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah...I don't drink either really..special occasions. I've been to bars 3 times in the last 5 or 6 years, twice for high school class reunion committe meetings and once after a funeral.
     
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I don't drink either.
     
  9. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,716

    Around me you wouldn't want the people at the local bar to be your customers.
     
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nearly all bars are in settings where patrons drive to the establishment, do their drinking, and then drive away.

    To buy more alcohol for those in the bar is to enable more people to drive away from the bar in a drunken state. Do you want to be known as an enabler when they smash up themselves, or somebody else? :nono:
     

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