I have been in business for over 10 years now, each spring I make a substantial amount of my income by aerating lawns. Each year I will have a company usually a local fertilizer company contact me and offer to give me names of their customers to aerate. I don't fertilize and don't particularly plan on getting into that business anytime soon that is a discussion for another thread. This year I am planning on contacting all of the fertilizer/pesticide applicator companies in my area and seeking referrals of people. I have a lot more time this year and will be able to utilize this part of my business. My question is, has or does anyone currently use other businesses for referrals? What kind of agreement do you have with each other? For instance if I were to call up ABC company and say "I would like to work out a deal where I refer all of my customers for fertilization if you will give me all your customers seeking aeration. In return I will provide a kick back or a percentage of sale for a finders fee... etc etc" What are your ideas for an incentive for them to give me these names?