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Old 09-18-2009, 06:17 AM
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A few things:

Drop off cards to homes that we see could use our service

Dropping off cards to homes that have a lot of hardwoods for our vacuum mulching service

Small newspaper ad in a community newspaper

Cards on those outdoor mail boxes

I start a month before hand changing the key word on my website, for example for fall I changed them in mid August, at the moment I am receiving two inquiries a day on average and they are right where I want them, the heart of the rich end of the city and the hits are leaf collection. I study key words, use a software to see how I rank against the competition then tweak it to get a higher ranking, works perfect and doesn't cost me anything other than my time.

At the moment we have 73 leaf jobs, I want 100+ but it's still early.

When I visit I am picking up a lot of other services, pressure washing, gutter cleaning if it's not too high, pruning, removing stumps, top dressing, a lot of spraying we are going straight out again.

Work will generally not come to you, you have to go find it, I think this and a few other things we did this summer made the company an amazing success in it's first year.

We are so busy I just ordered a four wheel drive all sheel steer John Deere tractor mower X729, 3 cyl diesel for leaf collection and spraying difficult lawns and a 3028SE full size tractor for cleaning farm work which is a new service that took off.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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