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Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Bryant26, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Bryant26

    Bryant26 Junior Member
    from Lee
    Messages: 4

    Anyone have ideas on how to get more accounts? I'm in Lee NH and word of mouth has been fine in the past but I'm going much bigger this year and just flat out need more accounts. Any ideas?
     
  2. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    foot work and cold approach. advertising isnt expensive , its priceless
     
  3. AccuCon

    AccuCon Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 453

    Hit the streets....Make up flyers (tear away) and plaster them on every community bulletin board etc., take out ads in local papers, Craigs list...etc

    Stop by businesses and have a rack card to give them and discuss the services you provide.
     
  4. Bryant26

    Bryant26 Junior Member
    from Lee
    Messages: 4

    That's what I'll do, hopefully it'll get me some more accounts!
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Send in blind bids with a quick cover letter about your company
     
  6. mtnbktrek

    mtnbktrek Senior Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 144

    Just do what everybody else does...

    LOWBALL THE $H1T OUT OF THEM!!!
     
  7. MK97

    MK97 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,050

    Not sure how much business you're going to get when you start advertising at the end of October.
     
  8. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    yellow page add with internet listing,Cost me 620$ a year.Best money ever spent.(with exception of blizzard 810 and the mighty duramax!)Its amazing the last minute sign ups I've gotten.
     
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Do you get more calls from the YP ad or from the online listing?
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    I have started doing this...I think it prevents the business from "himhawing" about contacting a new contractor..they know the price instantly and can decide if they want to inquire further
     
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    They're tied together,not sure but I would guess it was accessed online.If I had someone local that did resi-driveways I could supply hundreds of leads lol,
     
  12. lawnlandscape

    lawnlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Only use these methods if your pricing structure is 50% of what every other company is charging. Your only going to get people that want the snow removal done at their house for $10.