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Oh that is going to be really good!
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Thanks Steve
I am going to be handing the post cards out to potential lawns.
Once the snow is gone I am going to start to walk the area and lokkat the lawns and any that I see as in need of my help will get the knock on the door and a Post card and Business card.
The Post Cards are rather pricey so I really want to target them to good prospects.
Your comment concerning Postcards is valid yes they could be pricey especially if being printed out as a photos on glossy paper
In these tough times I keep costs for these things to a bare minimum hence my earlier posts about using a print bureau who don't require you to print of say 1000 copies If you are doing your own designing and keep it on a USB stick you have extreme flexibility to change things as you need them
Most of these bureaus also have a variety of paper grades and colors incl both matt and glossy and suggest its prudent to run some test marketing say 100 to start record the area where you deliver them and then evaluate your actual business gained Basic Marketing 101 Maybe like the Home Shopping Network you could add (Signup before xx/xx/xxxx and your 5th cut is Free)
I am also just starting to design a Web Site its not online yet due to current work schedules but am using a Free Hosting Site with pre-designed templates http://www.bravenet.com/signup/signup.php admittedly there are some catches such as them adding advertising but why pay for something when its Free
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Hey again Ducke,

If you are serious about scheduling, and want to track correctly, you should use q xpress. It's like 40-60$ a month if you are renting it. It can do basically ANYTHING related to invoicing or scheduling. It also automatically posts invoices of completed work to QuickBooks for you.

BUT, it's not for those that don't have technical skills. That's the 1 down side.
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Well I signed up my first Full Service Full Season Customer Today.
I am so Pumped things are moving along at a strong pace.
I had a bit of a set back April 1st as my Mom passed away after a long battle with cancer so the whole business thing kind of got put on hold. But I am back up and running and as I said things are looking good
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4 Complete Spring Clean ups
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2 Full Season Hedge Trimming (3times each)
3 Full Season Lawn Mowings (more to come)
I also have 24 outstanding Quotes to follow up on.
I have as well sent a letter of intent to Quote on Mowing for 3 Seniors Homes.
I do believe I am going to make a go of it this year.
I just want to say thank you to everyone here on the Gopher Haul for all their help and patient answers to question that you have most likely heard a dozen or more times, This Forum has really made load of difference. Just having someone from the industry to mentor me is great.

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So sorry about your mom, at least there is no more pain to endure. Glad to see the business is picking up!
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You said you were going to put the fliers in mail boxes.......ILLEGAL

you might get away with it and you might have a postal inspector knocking on your door.

Slip them in the crack of the door or find some other way to distribute them or maybe use door hangers instead.
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You said you were going to put the fliers in mail boxes.......ILLEGAL

you might get away with it and you might have a postal inspector knocking on your door.

Slip them in the crack of the door or find some other way to distribute them or maybe use door hangers instead.
Its no problem here in Canada we can you a persons mail box as it is private property not the Post Office's
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