PFG, Picture Framing God
Hey, don't laugh Bob. We take chocolates to the local BBs every holiday season to thank them for the referrals. They usually seem very touched and appreciate the holiday spirit.Hey Shayla-William and I have served on several panel discussions over the years and his best lines at the events deeals with exactly that. He suggests to drop off a dozen Krispy Kremes to the staff at M's and introduce yourself, offering your services. He says that you may need to do it every 3-4mons because of the turnover...
Always gets a great laugh
Shayla, thanks for the compliments. We do work very hard, but often feel as if we are swimming against the tide. What we do know is that we must continue to offer lower priced options to our university neighborhood. Today was proof. Just about every sale, except one, was for the poster frame special or ready made frames. Very low end, but reasonably busy day. We would be sunk were it not for these options. I have Bob Carter to thank for the model. I have our initial strategy of stocking most of what we sell to thank for keeping us going. Buying well is also a huge advantage, along with forging relationships with a few suppliers who give us excellent deals in exchange for volume. But I won't lie to you. Right now, in this economy it's a struggle. That won't go away overnight.