Well I took the first step

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gosselin142258, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    I set up a EIN (employment identification number). now im trying to find the right bank to use for my business account. I'm also looking to put together 500 door hangers for advertisement. I am not sure if I should be doing anything else as of right now. I'm in new england So i'm wondering when's the best time to get these flyers,door hangers, and business cards out there
     
  2. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    i would wait untill snow melts off and the yard is visable....

    i have found that fliers and a card, face to face works much better then a message on my doorknob.like a flier under my windsheild... impersonal and i seldom even read them.

    pick a nice afternoon on a saturday and pound the pavement in an area you are looking to break into. Talk it up, put on a nice shirt, and good luck.
     
  3. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,131

    Don't forget insurance.
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    :clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:

    be sure to shop around for Banks, Make them work for you, NOT the other way around, and "speaking from experance" WATCH THOSE HIDDEN CHARGES.

    Banks are Masters at 2.00 here 4.00 there
     
  5. GrassMastersKS

    GrassMastersKS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    how much $ did you guys need to create a business account and keep it without being charged monthly? My bank (Bank of the West) requires at least $2,000 in a business account to not be charged a penalty of $7/month
     
  6. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    try a credit union
     
  7. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    het what part of mass are you in?
     
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    banknorth, no min, free online access, free online bill pay, i enter the info they cut a check and mail it, i dont even pay postage.
     
  9. gosselin142258

    gosselin142258 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 74

    hey humble. I'm the Fall River area and yourself?
     
  10. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    I work from North Andover up to Newburyport area, my cousin has a pizza place down there where you are, not sure of the name.
     

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