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Old 01-15-2009, 05:58 PM
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last year I started cutting grass, i got about 10 accounts last year, all are still needing my services this year..and ideads on how to exspand me work...i really need at least 50 accounts ths year. also I moved out to the country. its some what populated but big properties any ideas on getting these accounts too?
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What have you been doing thus far to market your business?
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all i really been doing is flyers at the door.....I called all my old customers back asked about there christmas and seen if we was going to continue our buisness....you have any good ideas on marketing.....and also you know anything about dixie chopper mowers...
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That is fantastic! How did they respond to it? What do you think your turn over rate was from last year to this year? Are 100% of them returning?

Also are you handing out business cards to everyone you know? Are you a member of any community organizations you can use to help promote your services? Do all your friends and family have a bunch of cards from you to help you hand them out as well?
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That is fantastic! How did they respond to it? What do you think your turn over rate was from last year to this year? Are 100% of them returning?

Also are you handing out business cards to everyone you know? Are you a member of any community organizations you can use to help promote your services? Do all your friends and family have a bunch of cards from you to help you hand them out as well?

Well so far it is a 100% turnover, got one of my buisnesses thats going threw a hard time right now...but just got 1000 buisness cards off vistaprint.com let everyone know about this site free cards just pay shipping... but everyone has my cards all lawnmower shops have them to give out to....just wondering whats th best promotion... a paper ad is like $350 you know if those generate enough to be worth it
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.just wondering whats th best promotion... a paper ad is like $350 you know if those generate enough to be worth it
I think the best and the cheapest is working your social network. Also have you considered using craigslist.com at all? That is free too.
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yea never thought about doing that at all...what size trailor should i get to hold a 48 and a 36 walkbehind comfortly
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in louisville ky is where all my accounts are at i live right outta louisvile in spencer county....looking for equipment if you know of any at all
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Welcome.

I was in your neck of the woods a couple months ago for the Louisville Lawn and Garden expo. Dixie Chopper was there with a huge display...got to check out their XCaliber series. Any questions I might be able to answer?

Also, when you say a newspaper ad, where in the paper are you placing it? I have done extensive newspaper advertising over the years and can give you some pointers of what works and what doesn't. Don't neglect the free advertising that Steve pointed out too. You need a well rounded marketing plan especially this year when times are a bit tough. Any advantage you can gain will help you.
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