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Church flyers?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by clipperslawnservice, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. clipperslawnservice

    clipperslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Do you guys think it would be inappropriate to put flyers on car
    windsheilds at church parking lots? I know working parking lots
    saves a looot of walking!!! Let me know what you think.:walking::walking:
  2. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    dont do it it might set a bad example for your company
  3. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,152

    hmmmm.... I would much rather go inside the church, sit way in the back, last row... kneel and pray for some lawn customers before I'd flood everyones cars with flyers....

    FYI - if you can't handle the 'walking' when advertising, how are you gonna handle the summer months of walking and working...

    LCO's = walk a lot.
  4. matt10486

    matt10486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    Why dont you call the church see if they'd let you put a small add in their weekly bulletin?
  5. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    See if they will let you add an ad in the church paper.
  6. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I've heard that a business card sized ad in church bulletins are about $50-100 a year.

    Another story I've heard is:
    This old guy used to change churches every 3-4 years. When asked why, his response was "I need some more new clients"
  7. clipperslawnservice

    clipperslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    I decided to skip the church lots and hit the local eaterys. i was working
    on the fourth eatery, when a cop comes out and informs me of a little
    thing called a "solicitation permit", 25.00 fine!! did not get a fine , just
    made me remove the flyers!

    ROOKIE MISTAKE!:nono::nono::nono:
  8. jsw2008

    jsw2008 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Good move to skip the church parking lots. I would think the people in church might not like that somebody who's not in church is plastering their cars with flyers. I know I wouldn't like it.
  9. Fife Lawn&Lane

    Fife Lawn&Lane LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    be careful with the flier under the wiper, if a lot of them end up blowing in the wind guess who gets the littering fine.
  10. rnd

    rnd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

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