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Old 01-02-2007, 02:53 PM
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Hi my name is Kim and my husband has decided to go full time this spring his company is Signature Lawn Services. He offers a wide range of services from mowing, trimming, spring & fall clean up, landscaping, ect. He does commercial and residential accounts, and works with rental companies.

I have become emersed in the business details, from quipment to customer searches, and everything in between. I have sent out so much mail, I now have zipcodes instilled in my brian of every town within a 40 miles radius of our home.

I do however have an ideal I would like any suggestions on. I have sent real estate letters out and will be going in person to offices. I have heard you should bring a (food) gift in. So my first ideal was to take in cup cakes with the grass(frosting)and (gummy) worm hanging out, then thought maybe I should just take in spring flower bulbs with a nifty card. Help me choose or give me an even better idea to debate over.
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Cup cakes sound more "thought full" to me..

Good luck to you both.
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Hi KimKriel,

I think that is a great idea. It will make you stand out. One of my friends who ran a rental car business would promote himself to local garages by giving out pizza and sodas to local garages. Very similar to what you are planning.

I like the gummy worms idea the best. Can you take pictures of what you create and post them?

What are some of the big issues you are dealing with now?
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Quote[/b] (AMW Graphics @ Jan. 02 2007,4:56)]Cup cakes sound more "thought full" to me..

Good luck to you both.
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DONT USE ANY NUTS!

I know someone who did the same thing but used cookies..and they had nuts and didnt tell anyone.
One of the places that he gave them to had 2 people who had nut allerges (sp?) and one of the 2 had the type where they cant be even near them. So just stay away from them so you dont take a chance in hurting some one with kindness.

Just my $0.02

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Thanks to both of you. I definatly dont want our name associated with a trip to emergency room. Will send pixs when finished.

While I have no problem talking( you can ask my husband). The fear of the first inital conversation with a business contact sends a fear that stops me in my tracks. I need something( no picturing them in undies will not help). I am thinking of making myself a script that I can visualize. Any other ideals. I have the whole phone conversation down with no problem.
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Hello Kim...
New here also but thought I would welcome you!

I like the idea about the cupcakes...made me hungry though.

This reminds me of something we used to do when we really wanted to get that essential first home in a new residential plan.

When the first few home owners moved in, we had baskets prepared that contained a bottle of wine or champagne and some fruit, with our business brochure attached to the bottle.
My salesman and I delivered them on the week-ends personally. It seemed a little expensive at the time, but the first $20,000 plus contract and the additional homes we picked up as a result, sure made it worth the small investment.
Best wishes to you and your husband !



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