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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by bigandy, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. bigandy

    bigandy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I am not new to the landscape industry but I might be new to owning my own business in the near future. Want I want to know is what kind of advertising existing businesses find to be most effective. I live nearest to a town of around 12,000 people, and within one hour of two cities 75,000 plus. I realize that advertising effectiveness and price will be different in each place, and I know that word of mouth is very powerful, but it wont be enough to grow a business to the place I want to see it go. What is your opinion.
  2. bigandy

    bigandy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    now i look smart since I spelled advertising wrong:nono:
  3. chriscampbell

    chriscampbell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    fliers, door hangers, cold calling, direct mailings, door to door sales, newspaper, phone book, etc. I use multiple venues to find new customers
  4. Team Gopher

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    Hi bigandy,

    I would suggest flyers too. As you are in business longer, you may find word of mouth to drive more customers your way.

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