Using friends @ relatives to get accounts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnkingforever, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    I never thought about it, but my wife mentioned to me last year about passing out my business cards at her work. She told me at least 8 people in her office use LCOs and I know most of her co-workers any way from various functions. Well this year she did pass out my flyer and these co-workers want me to bid on there yards. It seems like as long as I am close to there current bids, I am in.
    I will be cutting my parents yard this year,( where I grew up,) and my mom said she would hand my flyer to her neighbors. I never took on business in this way before, always advertised and stayed away from referrals from relatives. I sort of hate getting business this way. But at the same time, if one of my current customer's friend or relative started an LCO I would more than likely be out. It seems like networking and not advertising as much is the way to go this year.
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Nothing wrong with getting accounts this way. I believe that is how most people start getting work.

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