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Post by milspec6 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:35 pm

My roller-coaster business is still running to both extremes. I haven't had a job in 4 days, but have 5 buildings scheduled for Thursday night that totals over 16,000 sqft and only 12 hours to complete it, so I will be running non-stop to finish on time.

After that, I go back into seclusion with only small residential jobs on Sunday and Monday. I just can't seem to spread my workload out nor can I fill in the gaps of my schedule. With winter slowdown coming (62 degrees today) I would really like to finish strong, but it just doesn't seem to happen.

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Post by Mo on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:53 pm

With as much square foot as you clean you need the rest in between

Do you think you area gets a holiday rush. I can tell you in my neck of the woods it the holiday rush starts in November and dies Mid December.

I would do another blast of flyers or direct mail two or three times in those areas that you did a couple of months ago maybe add another neighborhood as well.
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Post by milspec6 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:55 pm

I don't know if the holiday rush exists around here for certain as this is the first year that I have targeted residential. I have seen that it depends on when the snow moves into the area.....first heavy snow means season is done for residential.
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Post by Freemind1 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:26 pm

Myself, I would try to fill the schedule with a facebook.

Promote a "special" for a certain dollar amount off the ticket or a percent off, for certain days you want to fill. Try to promote the special a week in advance.

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Post by milspec6 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:06 pm

That's a pretty good idea Freemind, I think I will try that one. A recent customer of mine posted a nice endorsement to Facebook, probably should take advantage of that and add to it.
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Re: Busy day ahead

Post by milspec6 on Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:45 am

Looks like the problem has taken care of itself for now.....booked 3 jobs for Saturday and another large one for Sunday.

No football for me, dance card has filled for the next 5 days.

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Post by Mike Myers on Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:21 pm

Hi milspec. We just did 48000 sq ft 2 trucks 8 and 11 hours. We are pooped
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Post by milspec6 on Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:56 pm

@Mike Myers wrote:Hi milspec.  We just did 48000 sq ft 2 trucks 8 and 11 hours.  We are pooped

That would sure do it....the most I have done solo was a little over 18,000. You must have some efficient techs to do that , even with 2 trucks. Sounds like you have your game perfected.
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Post by Mo on Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:41 pm

The last time I cleaned 45k It took me three days solo. So nice when the Money Pile is roiling in
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