Timing to pick up new accounts

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by TK LC&L, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. TK LC&L

    TK LC&L LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 51

    When is the best time of the year to try to get new accounts? Keep in mind that I do snow removal as well, not just mowing.
  2. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    All year long. Usually spring is busy time for me but I've gotten quite a few estimates in the last week or so as our season of mowing and applications is winding down
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  3. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Messages: 1,182

    Early spring is busiest for me, but I love the late season pickup.
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,491

    Year round here. Helps to match your advertising to the season. Think beyond mowing.
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  5. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    Depends on who you're gearing yourself towards. If its Commercial Property Managements it really varies. Some sign all inclusive contracts some sign seasonal contracts. I have just been awarded a few landscaping contracts and we're about to go into winter. So it really depends, It never hurts to ask though.
    But its definitely something that you can work on year round. I do sales and during the summer is the hardest time to talk about snow to some people. I get the line "Its 90* and sunny outside... No ones thinking about snow" a lot! But it really just depends....
  6. Larry Overcash

    Larry Overcash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Early Spring is the best time for me also. I get a few leaf removal customers every year about this time, but most of those are people who mow their own lawn and just don't have a good way to get the leaves up themselves.
  7. acculawnsystems

    acculawnsystems LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    We alway a found that March through May was the busiest for new business. Also, it would pick back up in Sept and Oct. We would always get some coming in throughout other parts of the year. The peak times however were always challenging to get all of our work done while giving as many manual estimates as we could. That is why we created the AccuLawnSystem.com. We wanted to ensure that we would get out all of the bids in a short time an this method have us a major boost in our business. Acculawnsystems.com and Acculawncare.com. Check it out.

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