How do I go about getting customers for my commercial janitorial/cleaning company?

I have recently decided to start a janitorial service that focuses on commercial properties. While I have successfully owned and operated a business before, I did quite a bit of research and think that I could do very well in this business. I have read many different things online about how to go about obtaining customers for this business, but I wanted to ask from anyones personal experience. Tell me what method you found to be most successful in getting customers for this kind of business. Thank you.

Asked By: williamjohnwelch - 9/21/2009
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I clean small offices and have found that direct contact is the best. A lot of times it's simply cold calling on businesses to find out who is in charge of cleaning so you can set up an appointment or chance to do a free estimate. It helps to get to know property managers. I also look for recent completed or almost... More
Answered By: Bert R - 9/23/2009
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Answered By: FunK YoU - 9/21/2009
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Answered By: AJIT - 9/21/2009
Direct mail with "Promotions" it worked for a couple clients of mine one was a carpet cleaner, and the other was a pressure washer. You can also do a email blast to business owners in your area then you or someone else follow up with phone calls a week or so later.
Answered By: Stephen - 9/22/2009
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