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Yard Signs In Busy Intersections

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by BODIDDLY, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. BODIDDLY

    BODIDDLY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    im looking to pick up about 30 accounts,do you think 18-24(size) corrugated signs at busy intersections would help me out?
     
  2. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    At least I think flyers would be more professional that putting things up at intersections. IMO I don't think they look good out there.
     
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Do you already have accounts? If so, after a job (or during) place the sign on the lot and leave for a few weeks.
     
  4. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    Most municipalities have ordinances about signage on city (or county) property. I know where I live, if its a sign, and you aren't CURRENTLY at the site working, they will take your sign. Those things aren't cheap,either. They will take it even if its on private property. Most zoning doesn't allow signage.

    Flyers are cheaper.
     
  5. BODIDDLY

    BODIDDLY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    how do i find out if my city allows signs?who do i contact?
     
  6. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,552

    the only thing I can suggest is calling your local city information office or zoning department. They may be able to give you the info you need.
     
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I dont really think so. I think that people really looking for someone will go another route.
     
  8. lowmiler

    lowmiler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Flyers are a waste of time. They are a time waster. cheap but ineffective.
     
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    I went to my library's reference desk. Ask the librarian for the zoning regs for my section of town. Answered the question of whether or not I could park my trailer at my residence. They also had info on signs as well. I'd call the zoning department first. If you don't like the answer see for yourself in black and white.
     
  10. mmarino

    mmarino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    No unsponsored advertising ....jodi
     

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