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post #1 of Old 11-15-2006, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am new to this or any forum, I discovered this while looking at marketing tools I am looking for tips in finding domestic clients, we have set up to advertise in yellow pages but thats not until March 07 when the book is out, we are working on a web page. I wondered if other cleaning companies out their every use their competitors to help them out in times of staffing problems or to manage their work load in busy periods, as this may help new buisness get some money coming in? or is that a crazy idea ? anyone any tips on how I can get clients

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post #2 of Old 11-15-2006, 07:53 AM
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Hey C&T, how long have you been cleaning commercial jobs? Ive gotten several residential jobs from my commercial accounts. The local papers do well and word of mouth has been great over the years. Also get your Name and number on your vehicles.

Regarding working with competitors, hmm, Mr Moms has exchanged clients with another service, we also give each other jobs, say I get a call from a client in the other cleaners area I will give it to them and vice versa. Mind you, we know the other Services owner very well and they are far enough away. We also have an agreement for helpiing each other out if one of us has a crises. I would suggest going the temp service route in times of needed extra help.

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Welcoem Georgia! I think you've come to the right place to learn everything there is to know about cleaning!

BTW, I hope you don't mind... I moved this to it's own thread so more people would see it.

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post #4 of Old 11-15-2006, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Mr Moms
Thanks for your comments, we are just about to use the local papers, most of our work has come from word of mouth, which has served us well we only started this year, we wanted to grow slowly in order that we can maintain the standards that we are attempting to deliver to our customers, we need to get our customer list up in order that we can start to expand our!

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Hey C&T, how long have you been cleaning commercial jobs? Ive gotten several residential jobs from my commercial accounts. The local papers do well and word of mouth has been great over the years. Also get your Name and number on your vehicles.

Regarding working with competitors, hmm, Mr Moms has exchanged clients with another service, we also give each other jobs, say I get a call from a client in the other cleaners area I will give it to them and vice versa. Mind you, we know the other Services owner very well and they are far enough away. We also have an agreement for helpiing each other out if one of us has a crises. I would suggest going the temp service route in times of needed extra help.

Later, JP
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Welcome Georgia

Have you considered a flyering or mailing campaign that would target the areas that you would like to clean in? Door hangers work well.

Too, you can look to find other service industries to start referral exchanges with. For example, I work with several home repair contractors, a painter, a few landscapers and a home designer. Each of them refer clients to my business and I do the same for them.
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