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Old 26th July 2011, 01:30 PM   #21
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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!

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Old 4th October 2011, 10:06 PM   #22

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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.

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Old 19th March 2012, 10:22 PM   #23
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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..

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Old 25th March 2013, 09:15 PM   #24

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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.

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Old 17th February 2016, 04:28 PM   #25

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Thumbs up Lead Generation Advice


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!

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