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How to get your business bigger??????

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by lmenterprises, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. lmenterprises

    lmenterprises Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Hey guys,

    I often see on here comments like, " i got a call from xyz company wanting me to bid on a property" how do you guys get your name out there? Is it because of affiliations to SIMA or something? I mean i just scope lots that I would be interested in and call them directly...but how do I get a chance to bid on the big boy lots, where equipment gets involved...I would love to grow from a 4 truck company to something that actually has the potential of bringing in some good money??

    Look forward to your comments and suggestions

    Thanks Guys (and have a safe upcoming plow season)

    JKMATHIEU Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Big lots do NOT mean better money.....Usually just the opposite!!!!
  3. lmenterprises

    lmenterprises Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    But you were able to get to the point of having all that equipment. I used to plow for friends of mine for years, that had 5 enormous accounts on the same road, they still have those today. We are not friends anymore so I can't ask them. I'm not looking to get huge, just would like some larger seasonals so I can justify getting some larger equipment. I don't landscape so I have no need to get loaders, or bobcats, and etc...if I did, i could probably rent them out during the spring-fall seasons..
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Well besides working your a$$ off, you can contact and sign up with all the large national property management companies. But be careful with those companies, bigger is not always better.
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I think you can answer your question yourself by figuring out how you grew to a mutli truck company rather than just a single truck company.

    Advertise, get out there and network, etc. You are the only way to get your name out there and get noticed.
  6. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Usually they have those loaders for excating in the summer and they plow in the winter to try and keep there guys busy.
  7. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I have found if you really want to work for the nationals, just advertise in the yellow pages. I never got a call from any of them untill I put an ad in the yellow pages. Now half of my phone calls in the month of October is from a national company trying to get me to do work for them so I can go bankrupt!
  8. JayD2

    JayD2 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    ahhhh...Viagra maybe?