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To late for flyers?

AJZ

LawnSite Member
Location
Tx.
I have wanted to start and lawn/landscape company for a few years now but have never had the money. Now I have enough money to get a company started but am wondering if it is too late.

I am atleast a month behind everyone else advertising wise. I am planning on distributing 10,000 flyers within the next week. Grass has been ready to cut for atleast a month and a half, maybe 2. My question is, do you think it is to late or should I go ahead and try to get some business?

This won't be my primary income. Please help me out and give me your thoughts before I spend all my savings.

Realistically, how many yards should I shoot for? My flyers are very professional and I am 100% legal.
 

cooltype

LawnSite Member
Location
Chattanooga TN
i think its worth a shot i advertised late in the season last year in the paper and still got alot of calls. Theres alot of people who start mowing and then bail out on people mid season or the client is just not happy and wants someone new. by the way where did you get your flyers? i found a place called pkgraphics.com 5,000 flyers color postcards 4x6 for $99 great deal in my opinion
 

snowjeep

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
West Seneca,NY
I was new last year started working for another lco and in June quit and started my own. I started 2 months later than you are and got 10 accounts and some side jobs. I also did not advertise until this year. Good luck!!
 
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AJZ

LawnSite Member
Location
Tx.
i think its worth a shot i advertised late in the season last year in the paper and still got alot of calls. Theres alot of people who start mowing and then bail out on people mid season or the client is just not happy and wants someone new. by the way where did you get your flyers? i found a place called pkgraphics.com 5,000 flyers color postcards 4x6 for $99 great deal in my opinion
Thanks for all the replies!

I am getting my flyers made from a local print company. 10,000 fullsize, 2 color flyers printed on heavy duty stock for $500. (front only)
 

Mr Priceless

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
C Town USA
i honestly think the next best time to advertise is during the steamy hot summer wher people realize they can't beat the heat and would rather the lco do it....at least if you don't mind mid-season customers
 

dannyboy20

LawnSite Member
Location
Pembroke, Ma
i honestly think the next best time to advertise is during the steamy hot summer wher people realize they can't beat the heat and would rather the lco do it....at least if you don't mind mid-season customers
True. People are all for it until its 1000 degrees. Or they just get to buisy. It's never too late to advertise.
 

smcunningham

LawnSite Senior Member
Mr Priceless
i honestly think the next best time to advertise is during the steamy hot summer wher people realize they can't beat the heat and would rather the lco do it....at least if you don't mind mid-season customers

My opinion also but they all might stick with you next year on average half will.
 
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