Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....

Contacting Commercial Accounts


Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery

Post your lawn care and landscaping pictures. Also show off your stuff: Lawn care trucks, trailers, equipment, mowers, signs, marketing material, shops, lawns, toys, projects etc....
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-13-2006, 03:16 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 11
kc2006
Default

Well everything is in line for my commercial advertising. It took longer then I expected to get the brochures ready but they're done and I have started a list of accounts I'd like to speak with. The list is still small, about 50 businesses but whenever I see places as I'm out driving I make a note of them.

My question is. Whats, in your opinions, the best way to contact these businesses?

I think the smaller businesses, ones in industrial parks, would be fine to just walk in and ask to speak with someone about the property maintenance. Larger businesses and churches I feel a call first is more appropriate. I don't feel right going into a church or say this one school that I have my eye on and just ask about it. I'd rather call and try to set an appointment up first. My girlfriend who works with marketing says to call them all first, and I'm starting to agree. It seems the few places I have stopped at make it like I'm an inconvenience to them. I just wanted some more opinions on the matter before I go really strong with it. The weather is cooling down so not much else to do, so next week I'll be out talking or calling businesses, commercial selling is in the air!
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,823
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi kc2006,

Could we see what you created when you get a chance?

I think you have a good plan for the small businesses. As far as the churches and schools. Why not do something like contact them and offer to plant something for free. Come up with a hook. Tie it in with a holiday or a season.

Maybe ask them if you could donate your time to create a fall outdoor decoration? Do it for free and tell the papers about it. Get press attention and look like the good guy. You will then develop a relationship with these people that will allow you to sell them your services.

What's your take on that?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-13-2006, 06:49 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 11
kc2006
Default

That would be interesting. And for these larger accounts that are in the 10-15K a year range, I think it would be very worth it to spend a little to get their contract.

Once I figure out how to convert the brochures I'll post them up. They're different, my brother said "I don't want them to be like all the other lawn operations literature, I want the people to think what are they selling when they look at it". Really all they do is explain the company alittle and say to remember us when they're accepting bids. It's really an icebreaker for getting out to commercial accounts.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-13-2006, 07:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,823
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When you are reaching out to these clients, remember it's a long term goal. You may not win them over right away, but with persistance you will show them you are a great guy and you can do the job.

Don't give up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]"I don't want them to be like all the other lawn operations literature
How do you feel your literature now stands you apart from the competition?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-13-2006, 08:32 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 11
kc2006
Default

Well, it's more of a modern art feel to the brochures, I think it shows more class then just a regular old brochure. The whole vibe of the brochure is that my company is not just there to mow the lawn, we're there to better their establishment and have a more professional approach to the business.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-14-2006, 04:09 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,823
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When do you start promoting yourself for the fall?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-14-2006, 06:37 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 11
kc2006
Default

I'm going to be making calls to the commercial accounts probably starting Monday.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-15-2006, 12:06 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,823
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Good work! Let us know your views on it once you start!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Most requested days for...
Just for Cuts
02-12-2016 06:44 AM
Yesterday 08:46 AM
by Just for Cuts
3 66
Best two stroke oil
Greg_TopYardServices
02-08-2016 07:53 PM
Yesterday 07:09 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 203
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
02-11-2016 02:04 PM
by Bradcook21
16 456
Help Spread the word...
Sprinkler Buddy
12-02-2015 08:41 AM
02-11-2016 08:19 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
19 1,361
Howdy Yall !!!
B&C
02-10-2016 10:06 AM
02-11-2016 01:05 AM
by Steve
1 60
hello
2menandmowers
02-10-2016 07:32 AM
02-11-2016 12:53 AM
by Steve
1 62
Hello everyone!!!
1newkirk05
02-09-2016 03:16 PM
02-10-2016 04:05 PM
by jrs.landscaping
7 156
Tine Rake Detaching vs...
wigglesworth
02-09-2016 05:32 PM
02-09-2016 07:43 PM
by Steve
1 74
Finding open bids?!?
C&DPropertyManagement
02-07-2016 01:48 AM
02-09-2016 07:11 PM
by Steve
3 154
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
02-07-2016 10:20 AM
by Bradcook21
6 260
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
02-06-2016 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 128
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
02-05-2016 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 197
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
02-05-2016 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 262
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 289
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 165
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,543
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 286
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 135
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 158
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 230
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 292
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 172
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 265
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 159
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 183
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,177
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 395
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 339
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 358
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 275
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 228
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 203
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,739
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 685
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 421
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,150
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 494
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,971
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 328
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 428,308
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,479
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy