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Then, when I begin to service those accounts, people will come up to me "hey can you do mine?" and soon I have 2-3 all in a row!
Do you do anything to better facilitate this? Do you have signs on your truck or uniform shirts on?

People may not walk up to someone mowing a property unless they know they are professionals.
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I do have stickers for my van, It's a 1995 Mercury Villager, and it does pull a trailer. I do have plans for replacing it this year because I can only carry 2 1/2 yards of mulch because of the weight.

I used to have company t-shirts for everybody who works for me, but they started getting too many holes in them. Soon I'm going to buy some hi-vis t shirts.

As far as people coming up to me, most don't really care, I'm only 16 anyway, so there's a certain line drawn to where that's as professional as I can look. I own a lot of the specialty equipment that most homeowners need to rent (overseeder, aerator, dethatcher) and that attracts them.

I have a 36" Ferris Hydrowalk and to them, that's a HUGE mower. I wear my company shirt when I work, but In my area, I just think most want things done on time and with a big mower.
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