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post #1 of Old 11-15-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Rural Michigan

Hello All,

Im new to this forum! We are a new cleaning service based in Columbiaville, MI. It’s been an exciting 8 months, looking forward to chatting with the group, and gaining valuable insights from everyone!

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post #2 of Old 11-16-2011, 08:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums

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post #3 of Old 11-17-2011, 07:48 AM
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Hi all,
i am Mary Ancell.Im new to this forum! looking forward to chatting with the group, and exchanging valuable information.
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post #4 of Old 11-17-2011, 10:13 AM
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Hi and welcome. How has your business been fairing this year with the economic situation. Just curious to see how other parts of the country are being effected.
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post #5 of Old 11-17-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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@Snellexperts

Thanks, well its kind of a difficult question being we started the business in this mess...lol

In 8 months, we are averaging 2800.00 in monthly sales, during the summer most of the business was from one time cleanings, and now most is from reoccurring services. I feel the economy is doing well, people that have money seem to be spending it, the biggest problem we are running into are the “Trunk Slammers” setting the standards low on the pricing, but we are sticking to our guns…We currently lose 8 to 12 estimates a month because we are too expensive, but we are not budging. That made us start working on a sales process now to hopefully close more of those lost sales..

I know this is a little bit more that you asked for, but for some strange reason I feel like typing! How about you?
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We are actually having one of our best years out of 25 years. I am amazed at the way things are going for us right now, because normally at this time of year we slow wayyyyy down, but this year we haven't shown any signs of slowing down one bit. That's good that you are getting more recurring business now, that is usually a lot better than the one time sales. If you are losing 8-12 estimates per month, how many are you actually getting each month? Is it a small percentage that is being lost, or a large chunk of your estimates that your missing out on? And your statement about people who have money are spending it is true, the bad thing though is that more and more people don't have any money :( Anyhow, glad to hear that you are doing so well in your first year. Hopefully that is an indication of big things to come in the future.
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Aloha

Welcome to this forum.
I am also a newbie here, I hope we'll be able to be skillful while sharing discussion here.

All the best!

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