What Is The Easiest Way To Do Market Research?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mwells7, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. mwells7

    mwells7 LawnSite Member
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    Does Anyone Know An Easier Way To Conduct Market Research Without Having To Spend Loads Of Money Buying Or Renting A Mailining List?
     
  2. bushwacker24

    bushwacker24 LawnSite Member
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    hey im new to the forum as well as to the lawn care business.
    what I did was make a bunch of really nice flyers and walked door to door........while I was doing this it occured to me........theres got to be a better way to get the word out about my business.
    so then as I walked it hit me...........realestate offices
    and its a good thing that I did out of all the houses I went door to door I got no response, but however going to the realastate offices gave me 7 clients in just about 3 weeks and as a new guy to this industry I was able to quite my other job and do this full time, well that was until winter came. hope this helped:usflag:
     
  3. grassnazi1

    grassnazi1 LawnSite Member
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    let me make sure of what you are asking for.... Market research is defining your target market in a specific area. If you are looking for names & addresses then use your phone book. If you are trying to find out how many people fit your criteria, live in your area, then you can try melissadata.com and do a zip code search for a demographical break down in your area. They high light people count, home owners, income levels, everything you need o know demographicaly by area. Hope this helps.
     
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    The easiest is your local Chamber of Commerce.
    They track all sorts of data and the CoC is often the most under utilized asset, they are a business that is paid for by business memberships and a part of the dues is the compilation of all sorts of specific demographic data.
     
  5. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
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    yea.....drive around and see whos lawn needs mowed
     
  6. mwells7

    mwells7 LawnSite Member
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    thanx:usflag:
     

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