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Offline brothermal

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new business
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:56:38 AM »
I am just starting out in the appliance business. any advice ?

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Re: new business
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 10:35:02 PM »
Are you working for yourself or someone else?
What kind of training do you have?
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Re: new business
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 09:06:09 AM »
I HAVE MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS OF HVAC UNDER MY BELT. I AM LOOKING TO WORK FOR MY SELF .

 

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Re: new business
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 09:25:06 AM »
What appliances are you familiar with?
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Re: new business
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 10:40:21 AM »
I'm looking to do the same thing.  I want to work for myself but I'm nervous about not getting enough calls to make ends meet.  I know I need a state license and probably a local license, some business insurance and what not.  How do you guys get service calls?  Advertisements online? Phone book? Newspaper?  I was thinking of starting out with ads on Craigslist, build a simple website for information on my business, then maybe advertise in the Pennysaver.  I dont want to do warranty work because I do that now for the blue idiots and it's a nightmare.  I really want to do this on my own. 
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Re: new business
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 12:15:16 PM »
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I was thinking of starting out with ads on Craigslist

Maybe that works for other, but I had tried that last summer and my ads kept getting reported and removed.




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Re: new business
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 12:59:19 PM »
My brother has an appliance repair business and he will sometimes run an ad for free pick up of appliances. He gets a lot of service calls off this ad.  Plus if your just starting out then you'll have a lot of different appliances to part out and troubleshoot. Put some business card at the post office and bulletin boards. Yellow pages works for me.

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Re: new business
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 01:15:06 PM »
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My brother has an appliance repair business and he will sometimes run an ad for free pick up of appliances.

That's a great idea.  O0

You can always advertise on our new Business Card Bulletin Board too.
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Offline brothermal

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Re: new business
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 03:08:37 PM »
i AM PRESENTLY WORKING WITH WHIRLPOOL WASHERS AND DRYERS AND STOVES.

Offline ApplianceGuru

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Re: new business
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 07:09:31 PM »
Right now, all forms of advertising are too expensive.

The economy is slow, and showing no signs of getting back to normal, so you don't get as many calls off the same amount of advertising.  The yellow page people want just as much money, but they are not kicking back as many customers as they used to, so they need to lower their prices.
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