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What is the best way to get new comercial contracts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by thedieselkid, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. thedieselkid

    thedieselkid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    What is the best way to solicit businesses. I am wanting to get alot of new commercial accounts and was curious as to what is the best way to do it.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    It is helpful to know where you are located.......change profile.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    why do people ask these types of "Q"

    all's you do is go in and ask....

  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    If your profile is correct you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than getting a commercial account. The best way is to get some experience doing residentials, then try for commercials once you have a better understanding of everything.
  5. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    When your drive by condos call the number on the sign and ask to speak to the property manager
  6. Mowtown Mike

    Mowtown Mike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Get Sean Adams guide on Commercial Properties. It is easy to read and complete. Getting commercial accts is not easy, you need insurance workman' s comp and liability. It takes money to make money.

    You need good reliable employees, that show up everyday, if they don't you could be left doing the entire job. You need very good equipment, the list goes on and on. A good personality also helps!

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