No flyers????

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by mulchmaster, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 212

    Does this sound weird to anyone? I talked to my dad this evening and told him that I was going to be in his area passing out flyers next week and he said that it was illegal in all the communities around him to pass anything out. I have passed out flyers before with no prolbem and now I don't know what to do. He said any decent community has no solitition (sp) laws. If so where do I find this out?

    Thanks Andrew
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    This was discussed on another thread and its not against the law. Its more professional not to do it if they have it clearly posted but that doesn't stop people. Get there addresses and mail them to them.
  3. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 212

    I got 3000 stamped and ready to go out, but think people might pay closer attention if they were in their front door. Postage is not a big deal, so it's not that, there are just a few areas that I would like to select what I send, plus it's good to get a face out there, I think.
  4. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Fliers illegal?

    We've come a long way since Thomas Paine and Common Sense havn't we?
  5. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    You would have better luck running an ad in the newspaper
  6. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Putting stuff in peoples mailboxes in the U.S is illegal. Thankfully not in canada though!!!!!
  7. mulchmaster

    mulchmaster LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 212

    Green & Clean, if I did an ad in the paper where would it go? I mean would you set it up in the classified section, or run like a 1/4 page ad int the local section. A few years ago I ran an ad in the local free advertising paper, and only picked up a couple jobs, most were people looking for a freebie.

    Thanks Andrew
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The ability to read between the lines truly is a great skill.
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Actually, a town we just moved out of had laws governing solicitation. It was really specific about the times it could/could not be done. It was getting frustrating with all the stupid people handing out flyers and asking for this and that so the community got together and passed some rules and regs on it.

    Now, if you broke them don't ask me what would happen to you, but I do know there were laws to abide by for our town.

    Might be worth a look into.

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