So I was thinking, and this crazy thought came to mind. I'm not doing this but just thought it was interesting and wanted to see who thinks it would be a resonable thing to do and who wouldn't even think about it. I was thinking, lets say theres a church right near your home. The lawn there is small. It would take you maybe 15 mins to mow this weekly. (for a better idea lets just say 40x100 rectangle space with curb around it and one bed in the center to trim, and a small 20x20 area with one tree and no curb around it in the middle of the parking lot). Now this church is on the main road of town, lots of exposure. The church also has 300-400 people attend it every week. Lets say you made a proposal to the church that you would mow the grounds (28 weeks) for free, IF they put an advertisement in their weekly bulletin with some sort of heading that states your donating your service to the church and the church would like its parishners to remember you when they're looking for service, lets say a 1/2 page ad.... Now the other benefits are, you would get the plowing/salting (lets say $200 per push, not sure what you would charge for salt since I dont know measurements but it would take probably 1.75 hours to plow with one truck), you would get the bed maintenance (roughly $750 job to trim the shrubs and put down 5 yards of mulch) Do you think it would be foolish or do you think it would actually work and be a profitable thing to do? Now this assumes that you know what its going to cost YOUR business to do this. Think back to the measurements to calculate your costs, and we'll say its on your way from one account to another, doesn't have to be near your house. Also just for kicks, recall that I'm spending $300 to put a small 1"x1" ad in a local church bulletin with same size parish. Interested to hear what some people say.