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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by David Hartzog, Jul 7, 2000.

  1. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    I agree with Stone. People will not take the time to complete a long form.<br>Ask one question...followed by a statement such as &quot;We will provide a service up to your high expectations&quot;<br>Your questions are great. Keep the form and use it when you arrange a meeting with the new customer. Good down your questionair at your first meeting.<br>They will be impressed with the other services offered and that you really care about the quaility of your work.<br>Good luck
  2. bill phagan

    bill phagan Guest
    Messages: 0

    David,<p>Some suggestions on your questionnaire.......it's too long and people won't take the time to complete it.....references to your competition and disparaging their services can come back to haunt you.....Make it quick, simple with no references to competition....Eufala is too small to create a negative image of your company......concept of it is good....may want to include a self addressed envelope as well. Good luck<p>Bill Phagan<br>greenindconsulting.com
  3. David Hartzog

    David Hartzog Banned
    Messages: 531

    I would like some more input on what every one thinks.
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    I don't think I would put the competition's name on the form either. I might be a redneck but if I saw my companies name on that form you would have your windows shot out at night. Accidently of course. <br>It's been so long since I went in at night and put a quart of roundup in my competition's lawn spray tank I'm getting bored again.. Just kidding, how'd you like that one guido?
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    If I owned a business and received a form like this I could'nt see filling it out. Nice thought, might work...not sure. If you do go ahead with this idea I would have NAMES to send the forms to along with a cover letter on company letterhead. I agree in not mentioning names of other companies.
  6. Chris

    Chris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I don't think a businessman/woman will take the time to fill this out; either at home or the office. However, if you make a call, set an appointment, and fill out the form on a person to person basis, I think you will get much better results. Good work for a rainy day.
  7. David Hartzog

    David Hartzog Banned
    Messages: 531

    I got some response but it has been poor so i'll go and do persnal intreviews that way i can talk face to face and get what i really want (TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD)<br>-of lawn care- HERE David Hartzog

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