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Old 10-09-2012, 06:22 AM
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Are you plugged into any social groups or networks where you are now? Do you have family in the area or friends? If so, have you handed them some business cards and asked them to talk to their friends about you?

When you ran your electrician business, what kinds of things did you do to gain customers?

When I was in business with WillTech Electric we were in many different things that are not down here. We were on RedBeacon which is like a service magic type thing, we were in Elocal electricians. We did do door hangers with that business here and there. I had an ad that ran every week in the newspaper, but here the paper is insane $145 per week for small ad. I had a Dex yellow pages add. There is a big difference with that business though and that is if I drove an hour or hour and a half even most of the time my work covered it at over $50 per hour labor. With this business if you stray off too far your gas expense overtakes your money for the job. For example I had a call come in yesterday for a one time cut for a property that is 19 miles from me. it has been maintained and cut just 10 days ago typical 8-10000 sq feet not many trees no fence. I shot him $30 to cut it and he agreed. I am cutting it today but by the time I get there and back the gas will be close to $10. I felt like I couldnt turn it down because I need to start building customer base. The best I can hope for is more work from more of his neighbors when I drop my door hangers off to them.
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