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Why do ppls do this?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by topsites, May 22, 2005.

  1. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

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  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    YEa so what do you say to a commercial property manager when they ask 4 a card. I think you would look stupid...a professional has a card in the very least.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    I tell them straight up, I have none on me. I can write the phone number on a piece of paper for all that matters, it's really no big deal.
    Far as being unprofessional, an ad in the yellow pages looks a hella lot better than a business card because any idiot can walk into Office Max or Staples and for 20 bucks they will print you 500 pieces of generic cardboard - But not every idiot can advertise in the yellow pages because not every idiot has 3 thousand dollars AND most idiots will not get the credit needed, either.

    A business card:
    Does not cut grass, do any maintenance, or do anything else other than get in the way. They always end up all over the place, they make a HUGE mess everywhere you go there's stupid 2x4 pieces of cardboard with your info on it.
    Does NOT go out to 50 or 100,000 households! No matter what you do, you can't beat the numbers.
    Now if you lease an actual outlet or a building where customers walk in (like a garage, so to speak) then yeah it might be ok to have a few on the counter, but other than that ...?
    What for?
    What's the matter, can't remember my number?
    Then it isn't important !
    Thank you, have a nice day.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Whatever you say.
     
  5. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    lol, I felt like I wasted 180 dollars on my yellow pages add! I wouldn't even think of putting a 3000 dollar a year add in there.

    I shouldn't be so nice to people though. Take today for example, I'm out mowing, minding my own business, when i'm loading the mower on the trailer a neighbor comes up and asks me to take a look at their yard for mowing, I should have told them to "Hug Em" or something like that as you probably would, but instead I was real nice and walked 30 ft to look at the yard. I need to stop doing that though, only picked up 2 accounts today from that, I feel so dirty! Maybe I should tell them I can't do it and have them look for my yp add?
     
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    LOL! Wow! I didn't think it was possible, but you manage to look more and more stupid with each post! LOL! Thanks for the laughs anyway.
    :laugh:
     
  7. C&KLawnCare

    C&KLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    (A business card:
    Does not cut grass, do any maintenance, or do anything else other than get in the way. They always end up all over the place, they make a HUGE mess everywhere you go there's stupid 2x4 pieces of cardboard with your info on it.
    What's the matter, can't remember my number?
    Then it isn't important !)

    He is about as much a buisness owner as a goat taking a **** on the white house lawn ......


    Never seen a buisness owner ***** about buisness cards . Word of mouth and buisness cards are the 2 greatest things going ......
     
  8. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Saying you have no insurance tells me you are a very foolish man or your full of sh*%! when it comes to your income. Personally I think your full of sh*%, God forbid you hit someone with a rock - then say good buy to your twin Beeeemmmmer's or are they Chevetts?
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    There are about 100 things used in order to run a successful business (actually, it's more like 1,000 but lets stick with a normal figure). Out of these 100 things, you really only need 10 or maybe 20 in order to operate. It does not matter which 10 or 20 you pick, but it helps if the ones you pick are in line with your strenghts and your preferences as you will do much better that way. If, per chance you pick the wrong choices, you will know it sooner, or later. Nobody, absolutely nobody can practice or possess all 100 qualities or things needed because it is not humanly possible and besides, if one COULD implement all 100 you'd have a problem because many of these qualities would actually cancel each other out. For example, you may agree or disagree with the statement 'The customer is always right' but you are either one, or the other, and you can't be both. As for me, I disagree with that statement.
    If you agree, then we operate different and it does not mean your business or mine is less or more successful than the other's, it simply means we do things different.
     
  10. two_planks

    two_planks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    A hundred, 10, 20, 1000...... It doesn't matter you still won't be around in 3 years. Although I must admit its funny to watch a punk like you get a bunch of grown men so worked up.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again

    TROLL
    Although I might be fitting that definition right now they way I keep trying ot bait you.
    Don't feed the trolls
     

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