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getting customers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by truck1500, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. truck1500

    truck1500 Member
    Messages: 56

    this is my first year snowplowing and i was wondering how you guys get your customers. i am putting flyers out and will be running a add in the paper is there anything else i could do. also do any of you know how to change your user names i wont to change it.
     
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Hi truck:waving:

    The first year I started my own plow business I ran an ad in two papers. I got alot of calls and quite a few accounts. Now I get all my new accounts by referrals and word of mouth. Plus every business I go to that looks like a potential money maker, I ask them if I can submitt a bid. Most of the time I never hear back due to lowballers.

    Good luck!:)
     
  3. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Also, it's pretty late in the year to get new accounts but you never know. It wouldn't hurt to run an ad just in case.:waving:
     
  4. BWinkel

    BWinkel Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I run an ad for the entire season. I get most of the calls in the fall but still get a few later on. I've picked up some good accounts in Feb and March. It works out well because I lose a few a year to moving, snowblowers etc.. Always looking to tighten up the route.
     
  5. truck1500

    truck1500 Member
    Messages: 56

    thanks guys some of the people i mow for wont snow removal i would have started earlier but wasent sure i was going to beable to get a snowplow. did wont to get a lot of accounts and then not end up getting a blade. but i have one now.