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I had advertised for my first week on the radio it was really pricey and I did not get the necessary calls to justify having the radio ads on. It did catch the ears of the writer of the newspaper article. He called me and wanted to sit down and do a article. It was actually really cold that day so I felt bad for the girl in the photo. She is a trooper though, and one of my best girls that work with me.

Anyways I asked him before the interview if he could right a article that would not hurt the girls. I did not want him to write anything bad about any body but me. Like I said he did a really nice job with the article. A few weeks later he wrote an article about a new adult novelty store that was opening up, that was not as friendly and got the adult store to close down before it even opened up.

I think I am going to take your advice and get a news crew, and also the newspaper writer to come out to our charity car wash we are involved with on July 18th. A local rock radio station is already going to be on site. That will help spread our name around a little more. I think I will also do what Lee has done and do a uniform as well. Maybe then some of the skidish people will do our services where they do not have to worry about their neighbors as much. I was surprised to find that there are a lot of girls that actually like the outdoor work. They do not mind it that much. The only thing is trying to find girls that are timely and easy to schedule. Sometimes they are hard to get a hold of.
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Keep us posted as you go! I am looking forwards to hearing how the fundraiser goes.


With all the potential business options you have to work on, what made you decide to go with the bikini lawn care concept?
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Here is another creative bikini business. This entrepreneur mixed bikinis and fireworks and created the 'Nearly Naked Bikini Firework Booth.' It got a lot of attention and a lot of complaints which led to more media attention.

Washington State fireworks stand heats up over bikini clad employees
- For many, bikini-clad women and fireworks stands are sure signs that summer is here.

But some Puyallup, Washington citizens say the two don’t belong together.

They are upset with the owner of the “Nearly Naked Fireworks” stand which employees bikini-clad women to sell fireworks.


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That is a good idea. I am sure he made a lot of money on that one. That one would be a little bit bigger than my finaces for all of the insurance that you would have to have for selling fireworks. Good thoughts though.

The grass business in this area is nearly dead right now. We had a slight drizzle yesterday but it has not rained decently in this area in 2 weeks. The lawns are brown and all dried out. Hopefully a downpour will be deading our way soon.
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I do wonder if a bikini car wash service where the girls go to the home to clean and detail the cars would work out better than lawn care. Maybe you could have them work on a route and do weekly or bi-weekly cleanings?
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Today we are cleaning a guys pool for him. This is part of our Bikini outdoor maid service. I think the outdoor maids could be bigger than the lawn service and definately help out in the dry times like we are experiencing now. The gras is as brown as the dirt and just not growing.
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Today we are cleaning a guys pool for him. This is part of our Bikini outdoor maid service. I think the outdoor maids could be bigger than the lawn service and definately help out in the dry times like we are experiencing now.
That is fantastic! How often can you service a pool each month? Can you do this weekly? How did it work out so far?
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Well I guess we could basically do it as much as he wants, weekly daily, monthly. The girl told me it was spotless and did not need cleaning. He just wanted to talk to her while she cleaned the pool, or cleaned an already spotless pool. That don't really bother me weather it is dirty or not we still made money.
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