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    So besides spending money on business cards & flyers. What are little things that we can give to our potential customers, that barely cost anything?

    We can spend a fortune on pens & magnets, etc... But what about things that can make your company stand out & have the customer say, ".. Interesting!"

    My sister has just started making her own soap, & I just had the luxury of testing it out. Very awesome stuff.

    The soap is the size of an ice cube. It feels like Jello in your hand & you just lather it on & bingo, you got soap!

    So I thought, hey that's pretty cool. Maybe if we get them in the right shape that reflects my business, I can offer them to potential customers.

    All of my customers can be washing themselves in, "Breeze Soap", hahaha!

    The best thing about this idea, is it's not expensive at all.

    We all know how expensive it can get to draw in a customer. Give them something random, like home made soap, candles with your logo imprinted on them (easy to do), etc.

    It sounds pretty silly, but I'm gonna do my research & see if my sister can make the soap more "solid", & have my logo engraved into them. Then I can package them! Simple Simple Simple!!!


  • #2
    very cool. Yea all about being different. I like the soap idea cause people will not throw something out if they truly can use it. How much were you thinking per customer?

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    • #3
      "Here you go Mrs. Customer. It's soap."

      "Are you saying I'm not clean? Do I smell? Do I amuse you?"

      Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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      • #4
        lol

        You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little ****ed up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to ****in' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

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        • #5
          Well my sister is working on this project now.

          We haven't figured out how much it'll cost to make one thing of soap per potential customer. Though they will be given away for free.

          She has a supplier who gives her the necessary materials for free (family member) in order to make the soap, so the balls pretty much in her court when it comes to pricing.

          I'm waiting for my sister to show me a demo of the "Breeze" soap. Then I will be packaging it as it looks in the pic I showed earlier.

          I can pick up those baggies at the dollar store, & just staple on my cardboard banner/message thing.

          If it looks good, I'll take a picture of the real thing to show you guys.

          Maybe she can run a little Ebay soap business for everyones marketing advantage.

          Bingo or Nay? We'll find out soon!

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          • #6
            tell her i want mine to smell like grass so when they are washing themselves they are thinking of me the whole time

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            • #7
              tell her i want mine to smell like grass so when they are washing themselves they are thinking of me the whole time

              HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

              A mix of pine, grass, & a pinch of dog poop.

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              • #8
                Prospects, maybe a magnet. Clients get one of two items, if it's a mowing/spraying contract then they get a slim line pen, excavation they get a Mont Blanc, all are engraved with our company name and I turn them in the shop using native woods in their natural color, clients go wild over these as the Mont Blanc's call sell for $80.00++ if made from Burls.
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                Andy
                Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                • #9
                  You make them? Beautiful

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                  • #10
                    You make them? Beautiful
                    Yes, I have been turning these since I was a kid, we sell around 600 of them a year, my son mainloy turns them for the ones we sell, I turn them for the business. We are in the process of rebuilding the website it's currently only has a fraction of what we make www.picframer.ca
                    Andy
                    Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                    • #11
                      Thats cool. Is there a good site that explains the process?

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                      • #12
                        Thats cool. Is there a good site that explains the process?
                        I just checked You Tube and found this.

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgoahAIj7hk
                        Andy
                        Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                        • #13
                          thats pretty cool I could see getting into that. Whats a decent lathe go for?

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                          • #14
                            thats pretty cool I could see getting into that. Whats a decent lathe go for?
                            To get set up to turn just pens you are looking at close to three grand, the lathe is honestly the cheapest part, it's the tools, sharpening syetem and the list goes on.

                            I bought my son this lathe when he was 12, he had sold over sixth grand in product before he turned 16 just from the lathe and only doing it a few hours a week but honestly I probably have twenty grand tied up in just Lathe tools.
                            Andy
                            Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                            • #15
                              so if i see someone letting one go for 1000 i should hop on it?

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