Archive for August, 2009
It’s only lunchtime but I’ve got the six in the bag already.
In the carpark at my breakfast meeting was a man cleaning cars – a entrepreneur if ever there was one. In fact, once we got talking, it turned out he was a toastmaster on the side: The picture of him on his card (red coat and white tie) showed that here was someone with diversity. So he’s looking.
Next we have a friend staying from Columbia. Her parents live in Kent so she needs an internet phone – so she called them and put me on.
Number three was a woman ringing to tell me if I could get a grant to go on a neuro-linguistic programming course (only if I employ five people). What’is your business, she asked.
So I told her.
I called someone who had responded to a text yesterday. How serious are you about making money – on a scale of 1 – 10?
“I’m not serious at all.”
Next was a call to a referral. They didn’t want an appointment but they did want an email about the cashback card.
And finally I get a call from a young man trying to sell me a domain name for our bed and breakfast business.
“If I take one, do you get a commission?” I asked him.
“A bit,” he said.
“And do you get paid every time someone looks at my website and then comes to stay?”
“Would you like to?”
And now he’s looking.
So that just leaves the daily activity from the Business Development Plan. And that means going into town.
Here’s my list:
Post a parcel.
Collect my son’s glasses.
Get some keys cut.
Pick up the new blinds.
Go to Boots…
… and in the process shift 24 Independences and 21 micro cards.
And I bet I’ll see a couple of tradesman’s vans to send a texts to.