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i was wondering if anyone out there can give me some pointers on how to attract contracts??? how to approach people about them and just things that are general to do with getting contracts thanks Grass Kickin'
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Contracts for residential contracts can be as simple as having the customer sign the estimate that you provide for them when you do an estimate. When they sign they are accepting the agreement. Commercial is a whole different ball game. You have to provide a copy of the insurance to them along with any agreement you draft up. You need to find out who the decision maker is for the commercial location. Make phone calls of that nature. Ask for the manager of the place and then find out from him the name and number of who to contact that can make that decision. It is usually best to meet the manager in person as this is much better than a phone conversation.
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Which type of customer are you trying to use your contracts with?
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we are wanting contracts of all kinds commercial and residential. i just was wondering what kind of pointers u have on how to advertise and get our name out there for all to know.
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There is a lot of reading on getting commercial lawn care contracts here.

And residential customers here.

The basics of it is making contact with the decision makers. Go into the commercial facilities and find out who is in charge of the property care. From there, you can then submit a bid to them and see if you can get them signed up.

Try reading some of those articles. There is a ton of information there. Keep me posted on how it goes.
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