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It was something that we use to do when I worked for a retail corporation. It really worked well and I was comfortable talking to people. I am easy going and dont get upset or uncomfortable after hearing 20 doors close and people saying no. I know that the 21st person is always willing to listen.
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Did they train you at all with any of this or did they simply tell you to go out there and drum up business?
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Did they train you at all with any of this or did they simply tell you to go out there and drum up business?
Well they sort of told us how to do it, but some people are naturally better at it than others, but we would each get a stack of our flyers labeled with a different color sticker for each employee, that way they could tell which employee was doing a better job based on how many flyers were brought back into the store by customers. (This only works if there is a coupon of some sort on the flyer.)
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These are some great ideas. However, I won't wear a fire department shirt or have my pic on a flyer with me in my gear. Could it help business? Maybe. But I won't use myself being a firefighter to gain customers. A lot of guys do this & I don't agree with it. I want my business to grow because I'm a good LC. I like the door to door thing though.
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Hello all,

I live in Nova Scotia , Canada...

Always had an interest in starting my own Lawn Care Business.

What should I offer as a (service) just starting out of the gate.?

I have the basics..Truck, 21" mower , Whipper Snippier.......

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Why not just simply yard care at first and get your business machine up and running. Then add more services.
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