OK, Things have really slowed down now, I only have 2 estimates today and haven't received any phone calls. So I thought I might start this thread so people could share their ideas of how to stir up business. Some may be expensive, others pretty cheap. My first few thoughts, 1. Door hangers, I have door hangers that are pre-made as an advertisement and then has an empty space on the bottom for you to put a price. I have been going to neighborhoods like mine where all the lawns are basically identical to each other so I can sit at home, write the price on the door hangers and then go to the neighborhood and either slap them on doors or mailboxes. ON THE OUTSIDE NOT THE IN, THAT IS ILLEGAL for those who didn't know. 2. Advertise in community magazines, I have been advertising in some community magazines the past few months and they have been great. You get what you pay for though, I have tried it before with business card size ads and received maybe one or two calls. Now I have one and two page spreads. I have been covered up! The add has to be catchy and easy to read at a glance though. These magazines I have are free and actually are sent to peoples houses and to stores. 3. This one is a little crazy and fun at the same time and haven't put it in practice yet. There may be some legal things to jump through such as where I can and cannot be, etc. Go out with your truck, we I take it, are mainly green companies, dress up in all green, a green jumpsuit if you will, so you can stand out, heck, die your hair green, be noticeable. Get some signs with your name and number and some catchy phrases like "Go Green With Deep Green." What do you think? Like I said, there may be rules about what street corners you can and cannot stand on. I guess I can call around and see. 4. Maybe talk to some local restaurants about leaving some flyers up front, I have a southern cooking restaurant that I am going to ask if I can leave some out and maybe pay them so much a month to do it. Interested to here other ideas. The last one might cost you a couple hundred for signs but other than that just time, the magazines are pricey but they work, and the door hangers aren't too bad, and they do alright, good for hitting neighbors after treating a lawn real quick too. The restaurant is an idea I just came up with so I am not sure how it will work. Never hurts to ask right? They might go for it if you offer to pay them a little something.