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Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
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I was contacted on myspace by Alison who runs this Outdoor Business Card Holders business http://www.myspace.com/marondahomes

Very neat product. If you are interested in it, contact her through her site or give her a call. This product could be really useful on your truck, trailer or even your lawn signs.

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I was contacted on myspace by Alison who runs this Outdoor Business Card Holders business http://www.myspace.com/marondahomes

Very neat product. If you are interested in it, contact her through her site or give her a call. This product could be really useful on your truck, trailer or even your lawn signs.

Thanks Steve,

If anyone has any questions Please let me know!

I have one question why would you not want/need these?
They are Powerfull advertising, not every will write down your onfo, but they will take a card!!

Thanx!
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I started using something similar on the trucks and trailers at the home show this spring, I bought a holder from Staples Business depot which is large enough to hold my post cards, it is held by suction cups, we go through quite a few cards and get quite a few calls so I guess it is working. I had the printer do up 11 X 14 signs on foam core that states Free Information and contact cards here with an arrow.

Also, every tractor, excavator, mower has a leather water proof pouch with a few cards, if someone walks up to an employee, the employee will answer their questions, hand a card and suggest they send me an email. I prefer that staff do not take the information in case it gets lost, every crew however has a blackberry, if the client insists they will email me the information on the spot and I will contact the prospect within the hour.

I would encourage everyone to have something available for prospects walking by or if they see you parked somewhere, even though this is a business I always seem to be looking for a pen, I swear they have legs sometimes.
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Thanks Steve,

If anyone has any questions Please let me know!

I have one question why would you not want/need these?
They are Powerfull advertising, not every will write down your onfo, but they will take a card!!

Thanx!
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I don't want nobody that close to my truck

Or anything that belongs to me!


I'm so serious!

I'd much rather they approach me. My number is on my shirt, front and back. My number is on my cards, my door hangers, etc.

DON'T TOUCH MY ****!
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I started using something similar on the trucks and trailers at the home show this spring, I bought a holder from Staples Business depot which is large enough to hold my post cards, it is held by suction cups, we go through quite a few cards and get quite a few calls so I guess it is working. I had the printer do up 11 X 14 signs on foam core that states Free Information and contact cards here with an arrow.

Also, every tractor, excavator, mower has a leather water proof pouch with a few cards, if someone walks up to an employee, the employee will answer their questions, hand a card and suggest they send me an email. I prefer that staff do not take the information in case it gets lost, every crew however has a blackberry, if the client insists they will email me the information on the spot and I will contact the prospect within the hour.

I would encourage everyone to have something available for prospects walking by or if they see you parked somewhere, even though this is a business I always seem to be looking for a pen, I swear they have legs sometimes.
I do notice some people do not want to ask for a card because they just want to Take A card and leave. To many people are afraid to get sold.

I do think a business card should have some good information on them.
Not just company name and numbers because business card are and alway will be you best and cheapest way to advertise.

Thanks for the coments!

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One of the marketing concepts I learned a while back is very similar to what Artie is saying and it makes total sense.

For instance, you could market, call my 1-800 number available 24 hours a day and listen to my pre-recorded message on the 5 steps you can take to attain a greener lawn.

At the end of the 5 steps you could say, if you would like to hear more about how we can assist you to attain a lush and greener leave your name and number and we will promptly return your call.

This way you are slowly pulling the potential customer in step by step. Things work a lot better when you do this versus try to pounce on a potential customer and bring them from point A to Z in one fell swoop.

The same thing applies to the business cards. People do at times just want to get a business card and then call so they will feel they have a buffer between you and them and they can always hang up. If they come up to you and ask you for a card, there is always the fear of you will pounce on them with a sales presentation they are not ready for.

Artie, you know, you could even look into having a flyer or brochure dispenser too on vehicles and trailers.

That would totally rock.
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Artie, you know, you could even look into having a flyer or brochure dispenser too on vehicles and trailers.

That would totally rock.




I am working on that but it is not cheap. Still in the works, but not too soon.

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I don't want nobody that close to my truck

Or anything that belongs to me!


I'm so serious!

I'd much rather they approach me. My number is on my shirt, front and back. My number is on my cards, my door hangers, etc.

DON'T TOUCH MY ****!
Maybe on your trailer, or is that still too Close. HAHA
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Steve, I am still working thise outdoor brochure holders, but I am not realy sure that they will be in as much demand.

These are the ones I am working on, But the retail is going to be like $15 each


What does the people here think? I wish there was a way I could do a servey.

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It's kinda hard to tell what is going on in that picture but I think having the ability to distribute marketing material like that is very important. Maybe something like that could even be screwed into a landscape trailer as well?
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