I once replied to a posting here about ways to get new contracts. I said I target seniors and I was going to a local senior's bazzarr where I had a 6 foot table to sell my service. I cut a piece of wood to fit the table then went to the local sod farm and laid the sod on the wood (giving the appearance of a freshly cut lawn) I gave away flowers with my business card attached and had many pictures of customers that I already do. They loved my display it was by far the best one there. I had forms for them to fill out requesting an estimate for spring 2001. I really had no idea what the turn out would be but, in 4 hours I had over 40 requests for an estimate. I have already done about 25 of them (they were in my area)and 20 of them singed the contract on the spot! WOW! I am on cloud nine. It's not even the end of the year and I have 20 New Contracts for next year! My advertising costs will be so much lower next year. My total cost for the bazzarr was about $100 (flowers ran me $50) Where else can you do this and get such a responce? And the good thing is all these Seniors live close to where I already mow. I will say it again check this out folks it's worth it!