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Additional Foreclosure Cleanup Jobs Resource; Marketing Banter
Remember, the government contracting option is a VIABLE, PROFITABLE one if you don't mind plowing through the paperwork. A solid government contract can add exponentially to your bottom-line.
Good luck on the frontlines, and reach out to me as necessary. If you find yourself "stalled," shoot me an email outlining your marketing efforts (email@example.com), follow-up tactics, and results thus far, so we can get your business moving.
Remember, business is a numbers game: the more contacts you make, the more business you will get; the more companies with which you sign up, the more contracts you will land. You really can't let up for a second; your competition is right around the bend. But the thing about competition is it's ever-changing. Most businesses start up and close up within three years. Which means, if you "stay the course," you will have the edge.
Keep marketing, keep reaching out, and your company will be the successful one still around a few years from now (having gotten you out of a dead-end job, and providing a salary and a legacy you can pass on to your children, long after the competition has closed its doors).
Remember, as long as real estate is being bought and sold, you have a gold mine in "clean-up" services. Realtors, banks, homeowners' associations, investors, sellers, buyers, etc., will need debris removal, lawn maintenance, repairs, cleaning, locksmith services, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, etc., long after the foreclosure crisis (which is STILL in ITS infancy).
Are you doing everything you should be doing to grow your business?
Much success to you; here as necessary, as always.
We're adding more and more jobs regularly.
Finally, the New Forms Packet!
Again, enjoy the holiday weekend; have fun with family and friends and gear up for a busy week!
Help Wanted / Jobs: Foreclosure Cleanup, Lawn Maintenance, REO Trash Out Jobs, HUD Vacant Homes Jobs, Etc.
Link to All Previous Newsletter Issues: As always, don't forget to peruse previous issues of the foreclosure cleanup industry newsletter (especially if you're a new newsletter subscriber) at http://www.aweber.com/archive/fcbizowners for tons of solid advice and guidance to grow your business in 2011.
Failed Banks Listed by Month
Visit this link to see which banks closed in which month. (Remember, the acquiring institutions of failed banks can be fertile ground for foreclosure cleanup businesses.)
Tip: To locate your County Clerk's Office, GOOGLE phrases like "Your County Name" and County Clerk; or "Your City Name" and "County Clerk".
Search for Business "Licenses and Permits" Regulations by State: Every business needs one or more federal, state or local licenses or permits to operate. Licenses can range from a basic operating license to very specific permits. Regulations vary by industry, state and locality, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located. Not complying with licensing and permitting regulations can lead to expensive fines and put your business at serious risk. (Source: SBA.gov.) http://www.sba.gov/content/search-business-licenses-and-permits
Help Devising a Zip Code List: In your effort to come up with a list of zip codes in which your company does business (or in which your company can do business), use the United States Post Office's Zip Code Finder. You can find a ZIP Code by entering an address, and you can also search for a partial address, such as "Green Street, Los Angeles, CA." Find it at this link: http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp.
D-U-N-S Number Tip: Don't "pay" for a D-U-N-S Number! Some companies charge $149 and up when they box it with other services. Getting your number is free, free, free if you are signing up as a vendor on government contract registration websites.
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