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when to start?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by allstarlawncare, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    When should i start to advertise for the plowing season with handing out flyers and all that? I am in upstate new york. The weather here is so unpredictable!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Start now,it could snow next week there.
     
  3. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    seriously when should i start advertising to residential customers? you are in new york so it should be similar
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Driveways any time after August.If your in the phone book or internet you'll start getting calls next month. Fliers after Labor day and week after the kids have been back to school because parents are to busy getting their kids set up at school to think about anything else.
     
  5. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    I usually put an add out starting in sept
     
  6. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157


    And who said Grandview doesn't give good advice!?.....:drinkup:
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I hit my head last night so things became clear for me. Then I started drinking, now I'm back to normal!:drinkup:
     
  8. greenpastureslc

    greenpastureslc Junior Member
    Messages: 26


    I lol'd then thought for a sec, it's snowed 30 miles from my house in the middle of July before.
     
  9. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    I think ya just gotta play it by ear so your efforts don't fall on deaf ears or blind eyes. I would'nt advertise till the leaves were ready to drop and that is a diffrent time in dif. places. Just my .02 cents
     
  10. dumbyankee

    dumbyankee Member
    Messages: 66

    Any time is the best time to reach new clients. Drop a hint or hand something out when you are talking with a client about another project that you are doing or going to do. Never waste a chance on picking up new clients. Weed them out if there are payment issues. If they dont respond mail them something around mid sept. then again mid oct. Get out there and earn your clients, dont wait by the phone, you will find it will be a long winter if you do that.