Hi guys, I introduced myself last April with the intention of starting up a Window cleaning business the same year after losing my job. I've been following the forum daily since then but haven't commented on any topics. Anyway, to cut a long story short, this hasn't materialised yet - i did business management for a year at college, 1st child was born, death in the family etc. I'm now at the point where this new Window cleaning venture will be starting early in the new year. I know the 1st step is to get customers, with canvassing being the best option. I've thought long and hard about the best way to go about this and came up with a process which i think will help. Ideally you could do with an excel/spreadsheet based computer programme. The next step is to go to a website called www.proviser.com/regional/towns/dumfries/street_maps/ I'm from Dumfries so obviously you would search for the town/City you're from. This site gives you a list of all the streets in that particular town/City in alphabetical order. What i did next was copy these streets into excel and went onto the Royal Mail postcode finder http://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode Start to type in each address and it will show you how many houses are on that particular street. You can then add this information to your spreadsheet giving you totals for each street in that town. What i did was create a Tab for each letter of the alphabet and you can then sort the list showing you the streets with the most houses on it if you were looking to target a specific area(s) This can be quite time consuming but it's unreal how many houses are in a specific town/city from the data gathered, even just the streets that begin with A or B. Hopefully this helps people looking to start their canvassing.