Building the commercial side of my business

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  1. Nomad74
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    I'm putting together marketing materials and building the commercial side of my business. The large FEMA job really got my juices flowing and I now see what is possible in commercial. I'm moving forward with a marketing plan and targeting businesses with 10k sqft or larger only.

    I just want to say thanks for the ideas @Desk Jockey. You got me started in the right direction.

    Here is a little sample of my marketing folder that I have designed so far. It's still a work in progress. I'll be including a bid worksheet, a tri-fold brochure about my business, customer review page, some swag items, and a commercial business card. I'm putting 100 packets together to start, and we'll see how it goes. If I can get a couple of these big buildings, I'll buy a couple more orbots or Cimex's and hire a couple of guys to skip around behind them.

    Sample of my folder.

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    Commercial Business Card.
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    Good ideas. Except the tall socks might cut your chances in half.
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    The other option was no shorts. :)

    Want to hear something sad? I don't own any pants without holes in the knees. It sucks now that the weather is getting cold, but I carry on in my shorts.
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    Where did you go to make the folder?
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    I'm still working on the artwork. Just thought I would share what I have so far. Nothing set in stone yet. But this is my project for the day.
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    Calendar

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    How hard do you want to push that owner operator part? Some commercial accounts won't care, some will be afraid you don't have the resources to do large square footage amounts. If you're going to use "call US" then ditch the O/O part. If you want to push that the owner does the work then use "call ME". Other than that, it looks great.
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    I'm open to suggestions, but I'm not going to split hairs. I'll probably take that O/O out.
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    6F89D51A-5CE1-4688-93E3-0F85ADB3D095.jpeg I just show up and give them one of these
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    Looks great! :cool::cool::cool:
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    I removed all the O/O hooey. You had some good points.
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    I told him to tell you that..
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    Almost like having a guardian angle.
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    I bet it's really acute one too, but at times a bit obtuse as well...
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    Review page

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    Design a commercial Facebook ad that follows the 20% rule so you can boost it. Set a budget and start sending it to businesses. It doesn't have be a huge spend. Just be consistently out there.
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    Quotes without names, unless you're from Topeka, don't mean much.
    Add names, location- anything that makes it more credible. And if you have some commercial account quotes, that's will be even better, since that's what you're trying to promote.
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