Friday, May 7, 2010
WORD ON THE STREET
WORD ON THE STREET IS
...IM HEARING FROM STORES, SHOW PEOPLE AND REPS THAT THINGS ARE IMPROVING A LOT!!! .
its feeling pretty good here in greenoak land.... we seem to be having lots of customers.... lots of buying....
i have a hard time figuring out why ...ive read so many books on business and lots say you have to track everything to tell whats happening....but DANG.... so many things happen in tandem.....i can never tell really how or why things are going up or down..
how do you judge ?
here i am figuring its because. ...of one or more of these items...lol
better inventory choices at the show
new worker who does fabulous
facebook and internet presence
great word of mouth which has helped us bridge into a new generation of home owners.. our old customers have brought in their married daughters....
our GREAT crew of workers
see what i mean? its hard to really pick what the most important element is....
for advertizing its just as bad....heres what we usually do..
..email to our data base
selected newspaper ads
the expertS say track!!! as in track the ad by embedding an offer...then when the customers come and mention the offer you will know....this hasnt worked for us....they rarely respond to coupons or mention this and get this..... i know it works for others and we have tried it a lot with no results....
SO WE JUST KEEP ON MAKING WILD GUESSES AND HOPE WE DONT THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER!!!!
and now for some beautiful eye candy for you