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how to get business

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by RhinoL&L, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    hey, how do you guys get most of your business. I am looking to do a few small parking lots and private roads and driveways. also how do you guys go about pricing. do you price per push or for a certain amount or by the season. also wondering about pricing for salt. any info is helpful thanks, shawn
     
  2. Mow It All

    Mow It All Member
    Messages: 77

    Well i cant speak for everyone, but me personally, i own a landscaping company so I take care of my commercial accounts summer and winter. As far as new accounts, I went out last month, wrote up proposals and handed them out. Example, McDonalds I went and priced it, then went in there talked to the manager and I got it. I will say i went to about 50 places and only got 15. Most places use there landscape companys so its hard, but just get out there.

    As far as pricing, i go per inch......2-4 4.1-6 6.1-8 8.1-10 10+ $175 per inch. i get $75 an hr for sidewalks, entrance ways, and anything with the snow blower, salting i charge double the cost. So 1 ton cost 40 i charge 80 ect ect.....hope that helps. If you need an exapmle of my proposals just get me your email address. Goodluck
     
  3. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    what i did was just drop bussiness cards off to a few small local shops and got a few call backs and priced....got two all i needed b.c i sub for another guy so i didnt need much