We all know that one person who just loves to give gifts for all occasions, or even just because,” never expecting a thing in return. They get off on the sheer joy a simple gesture can cause in another! Since I said that the $198 was too much, she then went to allegedly speak with her supervisor – you know the deal; and then came back to me claiming that I had two choices. Imagine. She’s dictating to me that I have only two choices. This was the bullying sales tactics that she used, which is normally something I refuse to participate in myself towards anyone else no matter what I may be marketing. This was her high pressure sales tactic, as if I don’t know that she’s attempting to corner me, and direct my thought processes. As if I don’t know that there is a third option here.
On the message board link I provided, I did not see hundreds of positive comments for every negative one. In fact, I can’t say I saw any positive ones. I’d only have to assume that those comments, if they exist would be posted by your dept within the company. If you do everything a merchant pays you to do…if your services are so great, why do you charge upfront for them? If your services were really guaranteed, then you would do something like the Yext corporation and charge for legitimate leads when they come in. Maybe you should look into that. I am listed with them, and they screen the calls that come in. If I get junk calls like from businesses like yours, they don’t charge me for them. They only charge me for legitimate customers who are looking for my services. All other responses to my listing on their site are not charged to me. That is a company that provides a good service…a legitimate and fair service to merchants. Perhaps you should take their lead.
If you’ve never heard of Jamberry Nails, the company sells nail wraps-these plasticy things that you melt onto your nails for an instant manicure. They’re super cute and supposedly super durable. Perfect for washing dishes, wiping bottoms, and peeling potatoes without ruining your nails.
I admit I have been guilty of a few of these. I try very hard to check rules when I am usure, but some of them have become habit: like 1960’s…. One piece of writing advice I find helps me is: Go back and take out half the words. Keep it to the essentials. It really makes a difference.
Involve family and friends: Have a get together with a few of your closest people in an effort to get their opinions and suggestions for names. Not only will they be happy that you want their help, but you can have a drink or two in the process to relax!
Also, another big requirement is that you have the state, county and/or city’s permission to go into business. You will need to register your business with the state and on a local level, depending on requirements. Not only with this make your business name official, but it is the legal way to go about things, ensuring you’ll be paying your taxes.