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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 08:15 AM
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i recently just started my own property preservation business,ive been doing the work for going on three years now. i finally branched out to do my own venture.my problem is i cant get any contracts. i have filled out numerous vendor apps. with various property management companies but still no business yet. ive been going about this same process for about 6 months. I need advice asap!!! can anyone give me any tips on how i can get business faster.
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I need advice asap!!! can anyone give me any tips on how i can get business faster.
I'd be more thorough in your preparation for whatever you're doing.

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7 years ago we did work for some Nationals that had 4 and 5 companies already in the fold. That was just for one city or county. We had to fight tooth and nail for everything we got. Thru attrition and a willingness to go anywhere we hung on and climbed over the dead bodies to get where we are today.
The truth is that every out of work Tom with a mower, a mop and a camera is standing in line to do this work. You can fill out apps until your black in the face, but unless you get completely lucky, your just going to have to be patient, work hard and build your business slowly.
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That's kinda what I figured but I was getting discouraged. So thanks 4 telling me bcus now that I've heard it from someone else in the biz just give me motivation 2 keep going
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It is a very up and down business for sure. You could have nothing for a month the you'll get swamped with big roof jobs or like now initial grass cuts out the wazoo! Just hang in there and please PLEASE be smart about it. When we first started we were a subcontractor for a local company who got 40% of all work performed and in the end they went out of business and left owing us almost $10k. We only work with the big national companies now and couldn't be happier. Just don't bite off more than you can chew.

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good luck is all i can say
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good luck is all i can say
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sunny if you only work for nationals come back next year and say your still happy,no wait give it 6 months
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sunny if you only work for nationals come back next year and say your still happy,no wait give it 6 months
I've been with 3 of them for 5 years now......couldn't be happier!
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