Gaining Commercial Work

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by dazzer81, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. dazzer81

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    Hi all I am a newbie to this site so take it easy on me lol.
    I have been a window cleaner for 15 years now so would consider myself experienced. I recently set up on my own after being made redundant from a multi national company. So as the title suggests I am looking for advise on gaining commercial work. I have been sending letters and emails and have advertised on yell but am really struggling when it comes to commercial work. I have got a fair bit of residential work from yell but that's about it.
    Would anyone have any advise on gaining the commercial side of things? Many thanks in advance....
     
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  2. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    Where abouts do you live england or scotland
     
  3. dazzer81

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    In the south of England!
     
  4. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Ah, Not any good then, I have a link to site where the councils in Scotland post some of there contracts. The only problem is there all to big or far away for me :(
     
  5. rcproperty

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    commercial work is a little harder to get into i find, all shops already been taken by others, larger companies/hotels can use larger contractor companies.

    i personaly type a letter on company headed paper, enclosed a company leaflet and business card then take it to a company and ask for it to be passed onto the manager. then about a week later follow up with a phone call or if im passing pop in on the off chance the manager is free to chat about it.
     
  6. sunnybrae

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    Any over in my neck of the woods?
     
  7. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    PM you, take not you will need insurance, licences
     
  8. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Any in Dumfries and Galloway MK
     
  9. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Nah, there is one in my area though but would need a WFP to do it :(
     
  10. harunh

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    Get a strong residential customer base mate :) Then start getting little shops.takeaways then you can look higher mate :)

    Because residential customers are the key... they are your cash flow at the end of the day mate :) :D
     
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