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Hello all. long time lurker, first time poster. Just starting up in the domestic tree surgery industry having worked in forestry...  few questions. We are based in the UK, when does the work start to slow down? Also,  appart from online presence, how do you guys promote your business? Thanks

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I wish it would slow up a bit. Do a good job and word soon gets about and work comes in. 

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Starting out with no, or little contacts is hard going, you've just got to get yourself out there.

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Too much work coming in at the moment. I found it slowed a little when lockdown was lifted and nesting season starts but was still taking bookings. No advertising, just word of mouth.

woody Paul is spot on - do it right and the work will come in 

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Adverts in Parish mags are cheap for getting your name out there to get a start. 

clean truck and look smart goes a long way for reputation.


The biggest thing do a good job and tidy up to a ocd level and word of mouth will do the rest, leave a mess or be unreliable and that news will spread even quicker.

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Don’t get caught in the ‘busy fool’ trap though. 
 

Be like Stella Artois - reassuringly expensive rather than setting your own value too low and then slaving away for insufficient reward / recognition. 
 

Choose your jobs carefully and look after the good customers. I’m pretty sure there is more work available at the moment than there are good people to do it. 
 

For now at least, it certainly seems like it’s a work rich environment. 

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I think @kevinjohnsonmbe has just hit the nail on he head. 
 

as well as looking after the good customers don’t be afraid to walk away from the bad ones or price your self out of the market for there job, occasionally this bites you on the arse with the Stella Artois reassurance. I once had a customer that I didn’t want say they came to us because we were 50% more expensive so the other bloke must of missed something! I thought to myself Yes he missed the fact you are a right twonk (as did I the first time working there)

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