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cold calls

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by RhinoL&L, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    i am looking to get some commercial accoutns for this winter. I want small to medium businesses. what is the best way to approch the business. Also i have heard some people talking about cold calls. what exactly are those?
    thanks
    Shawn
     
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    cold calling is when you call someone out of the blue and try to sell them something. a warm call is when you know someone in a company and they tell the person you need to talk to that you will be calling....

    Cold calling sucks but it can really pay off. I would write up a little letter and send them out to property management co.s
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I did cold calling a different way.
    I would send out a proposal to places I wanted to plow and sent them in florescence colored envelopes then call back in a few days to see if they received the estimate and go from there.
     
  4. Blazin

    Blazin Senior Member
    Messages: 185

    I do what I call a cold contact letter. I drive around in the fall and drop them off on peoples doors or hand them in person. I try to hit people that have just moved to town. I welcome them to town, give them a brief backround on my self, let them know that there are several reputable guys in town that plow, and a bunch that are not, but I would like their business.