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moved to a new area

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by ajman21, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ajman21

    ajman21 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    i moved to a new area over the summer and have yet to get a single account? I am running out of idea's my last idea is hitting all the real estate companies with a mailer and the going through the listings for apartment buildings and hitting them with a mailer as well? any one have any methods that are especially effective? any thoughts would be great. forgot to mention i am in the sioux city, IA area
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    stand on the side of the road in a chicken suit with a sign thats reads "SNOW PLOWING".i'd bet you get some calls.
     
  3. devile

    devile Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I'm sure people here would just pay you see you dancing in the suit... LOL, you shouldn't need to plow...
     
  4. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    If your looking for driveways put a ad in your local newspaper. contact a few companies and inquire about subbing for them.
     
  5. ajman21

    ajman21 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    ive looked around and the companies are saying they have enough of their own equipment and drivers and take my number as a back up incase we get snow like last season. I did consider the chicken suit but i would most deff con one of my teenage cuzins to do it. im just frustrated trying to get started in a new area.
     
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Craigslist, post flyers at local stores, local papers, etc. Some people sign early and some people sign late. I've found that right now is kind of a "lul" until after Halloween.
     
  7. ajman21

    ajman21 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    i hope the lul thing is correct though four of my biggest bids have allready awarded their contract to someone else. as for craigs list i tried that and thought i set the post to not show my email address and some how it still did so i have had to clear a lot of spam and block a lot of emails but hey we will see if any one calls. i would prefer to have a few contracts though. thanks for the sugestions.