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BUSINESS CARDS?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    What things do you guys/gals put on your business cards?
    Need some ideas!!!!!!!!
    Please give some examples!!!!!
    Thanks,
    Mowman
     
  2. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    rons lawncare
    logo
    weekly mowing,fertilizer programs,
    weed control,plantings,cleanups

    website adress
    your name business number
    free estimates
    i made mine at office max in color for $50.00 color print 1000 business cards.

     
  3. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    Greenkeepers Lawn & Landscape

    Services:
    1 4
    2 5
    3 6

    Office Number
    Email and website
     
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    Cummings Lawn & Garden
    My Name

    Day Phone
    Evening Phone
    E-Mail Address
    License #

    Off to the left:

    A pretty tree
    A slogan (currently: Full Service Care for your Landscape Maintenance Needs)
    Bold print message (currently: Fully Licensed & Insured!)

    I make 'em up myself at home, and am always looking for improvement ideas. :)

    -TGC

    [Edited by TGCummings on 01-02-2001 at 10:13 AM]
     
  5. ETturfman

    ETturfman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I have just about all of the above on my cards. However, on my second set I put my address on them so in case I missed somebody they could mail me the payment.

    ETturfman
     
  6. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I used to do my cards on the computer. But the cards still look cheap. U can see where the cards are prefferated. I would have people want me to bid on big jobs, and I would hate giving them a cheezy card that makes me not look like I can handle the job. I went and got nice, glossy cards made and love them. ($100 for 1000 for first time- $30 for additional 1000.)

    Things to add:
    e-mail
    cell #
    licesne and insured
    any degrees- Horticulture, applicators lic, etc.
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Check eBay for business cards. Some people will print a basic, blach ink card for under $30 PER 1000.
     
  8. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I would not get them at Office Max or Office Depot unless you are doing a very simple design. When I tried to get some nice ones done ($50) they took over a month maybe two and still did not get my e-mail right. I got them to scan an Exmark and put it on there, but it still doesn't look very good. I am fed up with them and will never go back for business cards. I am going to try to get some off of the internet. The sharper you business card the better. Next ones I get are going to be an eye-catcher.
     
  9. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Mowman,
    As far as content you have some good advice already mentioned. But I still use the computer to print my cards. If you are not using them for advertisement purposes, I believe it's cheaper to do them yourself. Like double e says they don't look as profesional but if you just use them to inform customers of your phone #'s and etc... or don't have the money for a nice card use the computer to do them. My card has three colors on a nice thick paper with a decorative design and you can barely see the preforations. Although, in the next few months I will be having some made for me. Do what you can afford. If you don't have the extra $50-$60 bucks use the computer until you can invest in them.

    Just my opinion.
     
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Logo at top.

    My name and title..............Local and state association logos on right
    Address
    City, State, Zip
    Phone:
    Fax:
    Email:
    website address at bottom

    On back I have all services offered.

    Remember to use the back of the card, if not that's a lot of wasted advertising space.

    Ray
     

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