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Landing commercial accounts

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by flacres, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. flacres

    flacres Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 2

    Hi Guys

    I have over 20 residential snow plow accounts but I'm looking to pick up a few commercial.
    What is the best way you guys have found? Door to door, letters to managers, post cards?
    Any Input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    stop , say hi, give them a card, ask if you can place a bid
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    A lot of times just send the bid in and and call a few days later.
     
  4. flacres

    flacres Junior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 2

    Thanks. I have been thinking about just sending several bids and following up a few day later. Then you know how interested in your bid they are right off the bat.
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Great advice....especially if it is a new business
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    do it like elite said
     
  7. bigmike1289

    bigmike1289 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    i know in my town they are glad to give out a street or two to guys with plows saves them from having to pay the department of public works a lot of extra pay for plowing the streets
     
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Dress in some nice clothes, comb ur hair, say hello, give a card, and ask if you can place a bid! Good luck!:drinkup:
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Does a flannel shirt and a John Deere hat count?
     
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Has got me alot of wrok.:D
     
  11. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

  12. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    thats because in JD's neck of the woods , that is dressing up
     
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    I was thinking more on the lines of a Hawaiian shirt and some jimmy buffet playing!:nod:
     
  14. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Ill make your lot look real perty

    hick.jpg
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Carharts in August always send a clear message, A:jester:

    Where's Drew when ya need'm

    iceroad.jpg
     
  16. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    would you also suggest a scaff?
     
  17. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I like your first post on this thread, I think that is good advice,

    You don't mean JUST A SCARF do you?:eek:

    If you mean carharts and a scarf, go for it.......the chicks at the bank and C-store will love it:jester:
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2008
  18. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    haha, i bet they would
     
  19. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    So much for my Sunday bests. How 'bout a Texas tuxedo?
     
  20. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Maybe because its past my bedtime for thi time of year, but I quickly read that as "A lot of times just send the BILL in and call a few days later". Hmmmmm?!