Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Small Business Marketing - Offline > General Offline Marketing
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 26th July 2011, 01:30 PM   #21
DoodyCalls
Member
 
DoodyCalls's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7
Default

Our franchise owners pick up a lot of new customers from truck parking initiatives. It's one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective ways they get their name out there and build up their brand recognition. Every DoodyCalls truck is fully wrapped with branded material which helps.. but a simple message without too much flair might just do the trick, too.

How it works is simple: the franchisee parks his or her branded DoodyCalls truck (which is extraordinarily eye-catching) in highly-visible, heavily commuter-traveled locations during the morning and/or evening rush. The franchise owner selects 3 to 4 places and rotates every 3 to 4 days.

Rinse, wash, repeat!

DoodyCalls is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 4th October 2011, 10:06 PM   #22
121DM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Default

I agree with a lot of replies here wherein saying cold calling is very effective. You may also want to consider outsourcing your marketing to a telemarketing company to save up on your resources.

121DM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2012, 10:22 PM   #23
MargSpencer
Member
 
MargSpencer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 29
Default

It actually depends on a number of factors... If you want to do cold calling then you can see results quickly. Otherwise if you opt for direct mail then you'll have to wait for the replies to come in. Though direct mail is more visual than cold calling... It depends on your preference actually..

MargSpencer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2013, 09:15 PM   #24
AJMNino.com
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Default Public Work

When starting a new Service Contractor business especially Janitorial always remember to register with your local and state governments and visit their Procurement pages daily for updated bid opporunities. Govt always lookings for Service help.

AJMNino.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2016, 04:28 PM   #25
maidperfect
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Edgewater, MD
Posts: 3
Thumbs up Lead Generation Advice

Dray,

Post is old, but the question is still relevant.

I would suggest checking out sites like Angie's List, Thumbtack and Home Advisor for easy lead generation.

The downside is bidding can be difficult because for many of those lead sites they will give the lead to multiple companies. But as far as getting a quick start and bringing in leads, they are good.

Hope this helps for any up and coming commercial cleaners!

maidperfect is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply   

Bookmarks




Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for General Offline Marketing RSS for this Category Only: General Offline Marketing

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Small Business Ideas Forum


 
At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
 
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

 
Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info


Free Links - Free Advertising
Free Guide - Online Directory



Advertise your business here
Contact us for more details!


Semantic Juice
Register now to access free Quick SEO service!


Rocket Lawyer
Sign up for free 7 day trial. Boost your biz!


Buy UPC Codes
Get your products listed online!




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy