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winter work

Hi, have read this forum for a long time and find I very useful, however, this is the first time I have posted.I know its only early September, but I have recently began thinking about winter work. This year I want to really push winter services to existing clients and make them aware of work I can carry out during winter months.How does everyone go about this? Is It a case of just dropping It into conversation as and when you see the client? Does anybody type letters up or have flyers printed to push winter services?Any advice would be appreciated,Thanks, Gareth

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      I work around Bristol to Frome. I about fill 3 days a week during winter with work I've pushed back through the year. However I fill the rest of the time with gritting work. Which, if it's cold enough, is far far far more profitable than garden work.

      • Looked at this last year but I didn't chase them up.
        Do you need a yard for storage of salt etc as I run my business from home.
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    I'll be having a break from the business over winter, as my home to do list is out of control.

    I look forward to the day when I can sit in a warm office and just send my minions out to do winter work ;-)
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    I won't work from about mid December until end of Jan bar the odd day of tidying up.

    Look forward to a little break!
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    I talked to a maintenance guy that has various commercial grounds care contracts up to twenty five miles from base, he refuses to get involved in snow clearing and spreading salt with grit.

    If the weather is bad enough to require the snow clearing and gritting service, how are his guys going to get to the site and back again?

    Andy
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