Just so you know it’s not all that easy, here are a few things that didn’t work so well.
1. We had a meeting arranged today with an existing client. It generally takes us an hour (sometimes 2) to get ready for a meeting – we get all relevant documentation together, we buy food for the meeting, we develop the Agenda, etc, etc.
The client didn’t show. No phone call, no message……..just a no show (I sound like a jilted boyfriend!).
It’s the third time in a row he hasn’t shown for a meeting. We’ve wasted probably 12 hours on non-meeting this client so far, including one of the team here coming in on her day off to attend a non-meeting.
Point of all that: Not sure. Maybe schedule the next meeting at his place.
2. Took a display ad in a local newspaper at a considerable cost. Result: 0 calls.
(Little classified ads seem to work better for some reason)
Point of all that: Try different things. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.
3. Our phone system went down. No calls in or out for two- (2) hours. We couldn’t find the fault anywhere. So we called in the phone technician at $120 an hour. He took 3 seconds to find the problem – he plugged the control panel back in! Still charged us $120.
In the words of that famous philospher….D’oh!
Point of all that: Don’t plug the Commander phone system into the same outlet as used to boil the water for coffee!