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#158648 - 07/29/06 09:37 AM Service Contracts, Good or Bad  
rowland  Offline
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First let me say Thank You to everyone, I just started my own business this year and have found reading this board valuable. I was thinking of offering service contracts to the doctor's offices around here. You know take care of their light bulbs, ballast, switches/outlets and small things like that. Maybe through in a few included service calls a year. I don't know of anyone offering a service like that here, but I really feel there could be a market for it. Has anyone offered a service contract like this? I would like your opinions, worth it? waste of time? worth a try? Thanks in advance.

Rowland


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#158649 - 07/29/06 01:33 PM Re: Service Contracts, Good or Bad  
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rowland, welcome to being an owner. Many challenges await you, both good and bad.

Let me start of with this:
http://www.veteranscorp.org/

Go to this site and read some of the info there. I know it is a veterans site, but there is plenty of free info there for anyone.
I reccomend reading it a couple times.

Service contracts. Sound good to me. Alot of AC guys do it, and make money on it, so why not you...There is a market for anything these days, depending on how much effort you put into researching the idea would be how much gain you get out of it..

Good luck..


#158650 - 07/30/06 12:05 PM Re: Service Contracts, Good or Bad  
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The following link is from a company that assists plumbing and hvac companies (primarily) with advertising programs and assistance in improving their advertising systems.

They also have information on maintenance agreements.

I thought it might give some good information to use as a starting point.
http://www.hudsonink.com/smapp1.shtml


#158651 - 08/02/06 09:50 PM Re: Service Contracts, Good or Bad  
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Hudson is working on EC "stuff" also. I harrased them to no end, and they claim to be thinking EC too....

We'll see.



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