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With all the people you and your family know, this should be very successful! I would try to harness as many of them as I could to help in getting the word out, so I hope you have plenty of business cards to hand out too.
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With all the people you and your family know, this should be very successful! I would try to harness as many of them as I could to help in getting the word out, so I hope you have plenty of business cards to hand out too.
Sorry for not being around for a while been really busy with Getting the Truck labeled and Fliers estimates and writing a Business Plan and get Bank info from some major banks to get the best deal and also out talking to suppliers,
and oh ya tiring to have a life and work at a part time job.
I'll be glad when summer gets here so I can get to work on some lawns.
I will keep you posted as things come up.

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Oh that all sounds good!

Show us some pics of the truck when you are done!
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Sorry folks havent been on for awhile its summer here so been busy
Had a look at the flyer good job but though it was a bit wordy eg do potential customers really need to know your personal history? (I normally design mine to fit 4 up on an A4 page allowing space for cutting) and put before and after photos in it and find Microsoft Publisher easier to use for flyers as it allows you to adjust spacing when printing 4 up on a page Then once Im happy export to a PDF file which any commercial printer can use to print your flyers.
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I will post some samples here during the week
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Show us some pics of the truck when you are done!
Will do Steve, I was over to see my Sister as she runs a large Signage Company here in town so I am getting the Family rate which fits right in line with my start up Budget
I am getting the logo on the doors and a list of services on my side windows and a Logo with large Phone Number and space for web address once I get one going ( I am working on that now as well)

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Sorry folks haven't been on for awhile its summer here so been busy
Had a look at the flier good job but though it was a bit wordy eg do potential customers really need to know your personal history? (I normally design mine to fit 4 up on an A4 page allowing space for cutting) and put before and after photos in it and find Microsoft Publisher easier to use for fliers as it allows you to adjust spacing when printing 4 up on a page Then once I'm happy export to a PDF file which any commercial printer can use to print your fliers.
I also have two types of fliers
1 Designed for homeowners and tenants
2 Designed for Commercial Businesses and Real Estate Companies
I will post some samples here during the week
I agree with your comment about being to wordy but I want to get across the fact that I'm Qualified and not a Fly by niter, with that said I am rethinking the fliers and the way I deliver them (also I am going to get insurance) I am thinking of making them a little less wordy and Delivering them myself once the weather breaks to hand picked home owners that I can see need help, either they don't know what to do or how to do it or they don't want to do it.
By hand delivering to these people I can talk to them one on one and they then can see and hear my knowledge of lawn care. I believe this will really help as I have a very out going personality that has served me well in 20+ years of sale and the last 5 years as a Lawn tech.
Ones I get something done I well post them I'm thinking something like a Post card.

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I was over to see my Sister as she runs a large Signage Company here in town so I am getting the Family rate
I bet you could turn a lot of business her way from here. You should plug her shop here.
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I agree with your comment about being to wordy but I want to get across the fact that I'm Qualified and not a Fly by niter, with that said I am rethinking the fliers and the way I deliver them (also I am going to get insurance) I am thinking of making them a little less wordy and Delivering them myself once the weather breaks to hand picked home owners that I can see need help, either they don't know what to do or how to do it or they don't want to do it.
By hand delivering to these people I can talk to them one on one and they then can see and hear my knowledge of lawn care. I believe this will really help as I have a very out going personality that has served me well in 20+ years of sale and the last 5 years as a Lawn tech.
Ones I get something done I well post them I'm thinking something like a Post card.

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Here's my flyer which i supply on usb stick to any printer if i run out of flyers (which I also use as handouts to potential clients dont have a business card they cost extra) I just stop at local copy shop and run some off
Unlike a lot of local similar business's I concentrate on providing a high quality range of services and rely heavily on word of mouth referrals from my current customers
In most cases these are my Property Managers Landlords and Real Estate clients this is because in the current climate anyone with a lawnmower car and trailer doing it as a hobby can undercut you
My 24/7 Sevice allows me to get in do a job and be away within 24hrs of getting the job
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Here's my flyer which i supply on usb stick to any printer if i run out of flyers (which I also use as handouts to potential clients dont have a business card they cost extra) I just stop at local copy shop and run some off
Unlike a lot of local similar business's I concentrate on providing a high quality range of services and rely heavily on word of mouth referrals from my current customers
In most cases these are my Property Managers Landlords and Real Estate clients this is because in the current climate anyone with a lawnmower car and trailer doing it as a hobby can undercut you
My 24/7 Sevice allows me to get in do a job and be away within 24hrs of getting the job
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Forgot to add WINZ is our local Department of Social Welfare who manage the benefits here in NZ and if you register with them they will allow you to give their clients a quote and they also pay the bill for the work you do direct to your account
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That is very interesting! Are there certain specific job types that apply more to WINZ needs?
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