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#3589 - 08/22/01 05:05 PM advertising
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I was formerly going on referrals only, but things slowed down.
I just set up a business line and will have the basic free ad in the yellow pages coming out in September, just wondering what to expect for business.
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#3590 - 08/22/01 05:34 PM Re: advertising
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all the above.... from normal everyday concerns right on out to the twilight zone
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#3591 - 08/22/01 06:04 PM Re: advertising
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Funny, I'm in the exact same position now. I do have some church bulletin advertising with my cel phone #. I will be able to gauge the yellow page response by keeping the phone numbers separate.
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#3592 - 08/22/01 07:47 PM Re: advertising
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you might try getting some business cards printed and place them in convenient stores, real estate offices, hardwares stores, building supply stores etc. i picked up a couple spec houses by driving around to construction sights and asking. my phone book ad has only generated a couple jobs. good luck. ken m
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#3593 - 08/22/01 10:20 PM Re: advertising
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Thanks for the responses.

I did actually pass out many business cards to manufacturing businesses and got only one call, which I still might get.
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#3594 - 08/23/01 06:13 AM Re: advertising
Bill Addiss Offline
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Loc: NY, USA
Al,

Word of mouth is always the best. You could do some Free Advertising on the web too. Take a look at this Article from July CEE News:

http://www.electrical-contractor.net/Articles/Build_It.htm


We also have a Classifieds web where you can post an ad:

http://www.Electrical-Classified.com


Bill
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