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using a salesman

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kyles landscape, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    Any of the smaller companies hire someone to go out and get the work for you? Or help add onto what your getting?
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  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yea! It's called Angies list.
     
  3. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have no clue what that is? Lol
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  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hmm do some research then!
     
  5. The Grounds Crew

    The Grounds Crew LawnSite Member
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    We hire an outside salesman that is on salary plus commission.
    It works great and saves me lot's of time. He gets the leads, sends a proposal, and follows up on the leads. He gets a commission for every lead he obtains and his base salary.
     
  6. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    whats his base salary around if i may ask? and about how much does he bring you work wise? and does he do the bidding for you or just get you the info you need to go bid it?
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    And what happens when the lead cancels? or moves away and you lose the account? or has a life event and cancels IE: loses his job
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Subscribed, I'm wanting to impliment a part time salesperson in the next few years. I think someone working in real estate would fit well as part time commision only help. Bring me the lead, I put the bid together and they go back and sell it.
     
  9. brandharro

    brandharro LawnSite Member
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    Hmm do some research then!
     
  10. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    thats a risk u gotta take thats why u dont invest everything in one person or one account you get some accounts yourself he gets some maybe another saleman gets a few. cant be a 1 hit woonder you need balance
     

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