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help me expand! Any tips?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassmasterswilson, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,968

    First I am a solo operater in a town of about 50k people. I offer mowing, edging, trimming, pruning, fert/squirt.....everything but landscaping. I am trying my best to expand and need your help! I have tried to upsale current customers on weed control with little success. My market just may not be that strong.

    I recently sent out 2000 post cards to homeowner with combined income of 90k and up. I picked up 5 fert/squit customers and that's it. It is still about a month away before our lawns really start growing. What kind of special advertisements have you found that worked?

    I can currently afford a second guy, but if I can do the work myself I hate to pay a salary of someone I don't need.

    Any tips on picking up customers? Are there people I should be contacting? As in your towns it is pretty cut throat here and there are a lot of part time guys do this. Just curious of any success stories you have heard of.

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