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1. Giving quality service is obviously the first step
to any good business keeping customer satisfaction.
Assess every action you do in your daily schedule for areas that could
be upgraded. Many people feel
they have done something a certain way for so long that they wouldn't
need to change their modus
operandi. Think about what things would make an impact on you if you
were the customer. Most
importantly, differ from the competition.
2. The relationship you establish with your customer is paramount. One
common mistake is waiting for
the customer to figure out how valuable your service is. Let them know!
Every month or so, make sure
the customer knows how good of a job you're doing. Many customers in
this industry take it for granted
when their lot is sparkling. Tell the manager all of the steps you take
to keep his parking lot in tip-top
shape. Management changes possess a real threat to your business. When
new ones come in, they will
attempt to demonstrate their thriftiness by assessing every item the
company spends on. It's vital that
you create a good first impression to keep your contract.
3. The first thing that everyone asks is how to get sweeping clients.
There is good reason for this, as this
is by far the most important aspect anyway. While there are many ways to
go about this ordeal, here
are some of the preferred methods of many successful companies:
1. Face-to-face advertising is possibly the most effective way to gain a
client. Create a neat and
creative brochure to hand out, and just start delivering. Not only does
this give you a more
personable look, it gives you interesting insights into the rest of the
sweeping industry. This
method is easily the most efficient with regards to getting new
2. Mailing lists are a second effective technique for getting your name
and service out there.
Mailing addresses of popular businesses are not hard to find, and you
can easily spread your
name around. Although this method is good for quick distribution, it
makes it much more
difficult to appear personal and friendly.
3. There's a reason telemarketing is such a widely-used method of
advertising: it works. Many
telephone companies hold free seminars on this subject, and if you
choose this method, these
will be highly valuable to you. Not only are phone calls quick, you
still get to keep part of your
personal touch while on the phone. Make sure you are very friendly, as
this will be the
customers first impression of you.
4. Get involved with local organizations! Make connections with other
groups around you, as this will
not only improve your public image, it will also give you valuable
contacts for the future. Find clubs that
business owners from the area are likely to be in, and make some
5. The number one mistake people make in planning is the ease of
performing a service. No one takes
into account the elbow grease required to lift a business off the
ground. You need to work hard and
take into account the things your customers want, no matter the personal
cost. It's interesting to note
that your first business scheme will most likely be unsuccessful, and
you will need to continue adjusting
even after your business is well on its way.
What makes a successful business sweeping owner different from you?
Absolutely nothing. You just
need to jump in and get going! While there are many things you need to
know before you start your
business, you must realize that you won't have every answer before you
begin; some things you just
have to find out on your own.