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gingernut
23rd Apr 2008, 15:33
More help needed I'm afraid. Mrs G's decided to take in ironing since the impending recession, credit cruch and mortgage crisis.

Any smart ideas for her blossoming business?

Pressed for Time - already gone......



Oceanz
23rd Apr 2008, 15:39
Pressing Matters

UniFoxOs
23rd Apr 2008, 15:41
Iron Maiden??
Press Gang??
UFO

PPRuNe Towers
23rd Apr 2008, 15:44
Remains To Be Seen?

No problems, I'll me coat
Rob

Dan D'air
23rd Apr 2008, 15:47
Full Steam Ahead?? Depends on where you live, of course.


PS. What's happened to the PP clock?? Is it those damned hackers??

bnt
23rd Apr 2008, 15:49
The Iron Age
wrinkless
im-press-ive
e-steam (esteem)
Cotton On
Ironing Bored?

:E

Snifferdog
23rd Apr 2008, 15:52
We work Flat Out!!

gingernut
23rd Apr 2008, 15:53
Aha never fails....keep 'em coming.

Len Ganley
23rd Apr 2008, 15:56
Is Mrs G going to charge a flat rate???

timmyneedham
23rd Apr 2008, 15:57
Iron Maiden

ThreadBaron
23rd Apr 2008, 15:57
Forget about a name and just Press On with the business, unless you have a Pressing Appointment which might delay you.

How's about, 'The Fourth Estate' ........:E

airship
23rd Apr 2008, 16:00
Any old ironing...?!

"You'll look neat, talk about a treat
You'll look dapper, from your napper to your feet
- Trust Ms. gingernut, for all your pressing needs!"

west lakes
23rd Apr 2008, 16:01
depends if the charge will be a Flat Rate

treadigraph
23rd Apr 2008, 16:02
Crease Lightning

stevef
23rd Apr 2008, 16:10
Irony.


(Waffle to make up ten characters.)

forget
23rd Apr 2008, 16:11
We Iron Stuff. Don't confuse the the great washed. :hmm:

603DX
23rd Apr 2008, 16:14
Smooth Operators

Rossie
23rd Apr 2008, 16:21
Board stiff.

airborne_artist
23rd Apr 2008, 16:23
Hot Stuff

Press for service

Must Press On

Perfect Creases

Hope she's a great success, and then she'll be as rich as creases :E

Ozzy
23rd Apr 2008, 16:27
Hot Times

Press On

Hot n Hard


Ozzy

Snappybits
23rd Apr 2008, 17:00
Pressed to impress


Shed the load...Ironing service


You wash, I iron


I'll Iron your pants and shirts

Gainesy
23rd Apr 2008, 17:11
No Wrinklies

ZH875
23rd Apr 2008, 17:33
Hey Presto!

Your creases will disappear

sitigeltfel
23rd Apr 2008, 17:34
I have seen one in Glasgow called The Iron Lady. The very threat of Maggie coming round would scare the creases out!

Overdrive
23rd Apr 2008, 17:43
"Screw The Ironing, We'll Do It" (Ltd).

frostbite
23rd Apr 2008, 17:47
King Creases

perhaps not

jb2_86_uk
23rd Apr 2008, 17:56
Probably the best Ironing in the World
Sponsored by Carlsberg

ZH875
23rd Apr 2008, 18:06
Hiawatha's Ironing Service

We are Indians, not Cowboys

seacue
23rd Apr 2008, 18:40
Flattery

...

Dushan
23rd Apr 2008, 18:48
Flat Out for You

bnt
23rd Apr 2008, 20:10
Freedom from the Press
Press For Less
Delicious Ironing
Crease Is The Word
Pumping Iron
Isn't it Ironing?

Arm out the window
23rd Apr 2008, 21:21
i-Iron (cashing in on the ipod etc. craze)

HireAHousewife

Presstige

eticket
23rd Apr 2008, 21:34
Lots of thoughts:

You need to be at the start of the yellow pages listings therefore she needs to be called:

Aaaaaaaaaaaargh Ironing Services

or something similar. The number of aaaaas to be determined by trial and error with a Yellow Pages advert template.

However you also need the name to form/evoke a nice catchy logo/graphic. This should also make Mrs Ginge look bigger than she is, prior to expanding (the business that is), so you could have:

The Ironing Birds

But for a logo and an in-joke that always cheers you up as you say the words, even as you answer the phone during a contratemps (sp), you clearly need to include the word 'Shed' in the name. This also works well with the alternate meaning of Shed - ie to get rid of. So possibilities include:

Your Ironing Shed

or

The Ironing Shed

(also remember that the Shed is a nickname for a Shorts aircraft so you can also feel free to use the word Shorts.)


Alternatively she calls herself one of:

EasyIroning, McIroning or Ironings 'R Us

Rest assured that after the next Yellow Pages is published she will get a letter from Sue Grabbit & Run demanding a name change. She has prepared for this day and has already got the press packs ready to go and the onions ready to be chopped, as well as proof that the business was started by her great great grandfather.

In a blaze of free(ish) publicity, for her now sure to be gigantic empire, she announces a name change to the one you wanted all along. (Just make sure you use the same telephone number as in the now published Yellow Pages advert.)

tartare
23rd Apr 2008, 21:34
Best tree pruning service name I ever saw was `Special Branch'...

airborne_artist
23rd Apr 2008, 21:39
And there's a Car Air-Con business called:

http://www.maddspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/stiff-nipples.jpg

The Flying Pram
23rd Apr 2008, 21:42
I have seen one in Glasgow called The Iron Lady. The very threat of Maggie coming round would scare the creases out!

There's one round here as well....

Parapunter
23rd Apr 2008, 21:57
Or these tree choppers..


http://i28.tinypic.com/2e4jmnn.jpg

bnt
23rd Apr 2008, 22:41
A couple more:
Press Gang
Steam Team
Oh, the Irony

SoundBarrier
24th Apr 2008, 00:26
you gotta tell us which one you choose!!!

Esteemed Ironing Services Intl Ltd. :E

notmyC150v2
24th Apr 2008, 04:34
Pressing Matters

I Ron, You Wear

You Relax Ironing Service

Global Ironing and Pressing Concerns Corporation Limited

Ovation
24th Apr 2008, 06:13
Pressed for Time?

27mm
24th Apr 2008, 07:27
Pressing Engagement

PingDit
24th Apr 2008, 08:52
Pressed Flat
All Steamed Up
The Ironing Board
Aunty Irene's Irons

gingernut
24th Apr 2008, 09:27
The winner is "Ironing Bored"

Are you "Ironing Bored" then let me take that boredom away from you.

what do you reckon?

forget
24th Apr 2008, 10:30
Not bad, but is there a question mark missing.:confused:

chileconcarne27
24th Apr 2008, 11:41
Depending on her personality:

Stiff and Starchy

airborne_artist
24th Apr 2008, 11:51
ironingbored.com and .co.uk are both already registered.

gingernut
24th Apr 2008, 11:52
Depending on her personality:

I didn't think "domineering, moody, abusive, lazy fat b*stard" would drum up much business.

Only kidding my schweet.

priapism
24th Apr 2008, 12:04
Steaming creases??

airship
24th Apr 2008, 12:59
Ginger's Amazing And Economical Phoosh-Phoosh Ironing Services (UK) Ltd. Or "Phoosh-Phoosh" for short. (You could always replace "phoosh-phoosh" with whatever else might more realistically sound like an iron in action).

PS. www.phoosh-phoosh.com / .co.uk etc. available at time of writing :ok:

Prophead
24th Apr 2008, 13:12
I saw a van from an ironing business the other day which had written on it:

'Our business is in creasing'

Anyway Press on...

Capt.KAOS
24th Apr 2008, 13:34
"Drop Your Pants Here".

BAMRA wake up
24th Apr 2008, 13:45
'Mrs Gingernut - Ironing Service'

No fancy names - surname is the key, get known, only as good as your last job etc, print a load of business cards. Think on it: Boeing, Cadbury, Ford, Hoover etc etc. How far would Boeing have got with 'planes r'us'!

Of course you could go with 'Iron knickers - and everything else besides'!

gingernut
24th Apr 2008, 16:07
Thanks Bamra, a bit like Mr Tuckyfriedchicken

gingernut
26th Apr 2008, 07:42
Mornin chaps, the leaflets are printed, the walking shoes are polished, the hangers are hanging, the iron is steaming- let the customers roll up.

See you after 500 drops- what do you reckon the conversion rate to orders'll be.

ginge.:)

UniFoxOs
26th Apr 2008, 18:18
Initially one order per hundred flyers dropped (depending on area targetted), then after that it's word of mouth.

Good Luck with it.

UFO

gingernut
26th Apr 2008, 18:23
Cheers, just got off the couch after delivering 550:)

Time for a couple of swift boddies, anyone fancy a pint?

gingernut
26th Apr 2008, 22:19
No calls yet. Here's the leaflet, (it was double sided size A5), I've took off the details so as not to contravine advertsing on pprune:)

Any comments?

Or if you are passing through EGCC give us a call-only kidding- other ironing companies are available:O (10% discount for ppruners).


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v617/gingernut123/davepprune.jpg

gingernut
27th Apr 2008, 00:33
no calls yet:*:)

anyone run their own business? I believe most fold quickly:{

Still, not much outlay, apart from the coat hangers and me'shoe leather.

And a sore back.

Dea Certe
27th Apr 2008, 08:19
gingernut,

Have you any crew or military bases nearby? You might be able to attract a lot of business there. Or even the police station? What about the Uni faculty lounge? The staff lounge at the hospital? Perhaps a central collection point could be found for each of these places?

I hate ironing.

Dea

Lafyar Cokov
27th Apr 2008, 09:29
So "We Fold Quickly" will be a bit too close to the bone as a new name them???

gingernut
27th Apr 2008, 10:06
Thanks Dea.

A new day, a new dollar hopefully.

Done 550 leaflets in the local town, and a few posters in the local shop staff rooms, a couple of hotels and even a church.

I think I'm being a bit eager, but it looks like I'll have to spend some 's on marketing. (90 quid for 5000 leaflets).:)

stickandrudderman
27th Apr 2008, 10:37
You crease me up!

gingernut
1st May 2008, 10:49
Ha Ha......

first customer.:):):):)

Ozzy
1st May 2008, 14:40
Typical conversion rate for mail shots is 1%. So to get 100 customers you need a 10,000 item mail shot.

New name: Flat Broke :E

sorry

Ozzy

Eboy
1st May 2008, 16:17
Maid Easy

Or, something not limited to ironing, since the business is "blossoming"!

Zoom
1st May 2008, 17:25
Mrs gingernut might be able to speed things up (when she gets some business) with one of those small, domestic presses. They cost about 150 but are ace for bedding, towels, etc (an ex-girlfriend had one). Course she'll need a few orders to be able to afford one.

eticket
1st May 2008, 17:49
Congratulations on the first sale. Don't spend the money. Mount it to remind yourself of where the empire started.

Could she take in a little bit of laundry as well? Thus getting a double dip of laundry + ironing and you could probably offset a proportion of your domestic washing machine's purchase cost and repair bills against your business profits/losses.

You could always talk to organisations who provide homehelps / carers as they may have clients who could do with your services. Alternatively the organisations could add your service into the portfolio of services that they offer.

lomapaseo
1st May 2008, 20:52
Your irony is more than just words to us

A View of the River
1st May 2008, 21:44
Here in Winnipeg my shirts are washed, starched, ironed, put on hangers and then into a plastic bag for ......... $1.25 each. Sometimes down to $1.00 when they have a sale.:)

selfloadingcargo
1st May 2008, 22:08
The conversion rate for flyers is nearer 0.1% than 1% (sorry).

How did you arrive at your pricing levels, gingernut?