This weekend I updated my database and calendar in preparation for the Autumn season. I was up very late each night working on this because I couldn't put it off any longer. One of the things I wanted to ensure is that my regular clients (those who have scheduled me for at least the past two years and whom I like working for) will get scheduling slots this year - I don't want to miss anyone.
I made that list of the clients I absolutely have to call . . . there are 43 of them. Combine that with a week of guaranteed gutter cleanings in November, ten days I've promised to a cleaning company to whomI subcontract, and a large nursing home job that's already in the schedule and I've already filled 60 days of the Fall. Take out ten days for rain/weather and that leaves me with about 20 days available between September 1st and November 30th. Translation - - I'm a very busy guy.
This is all with no advertising and me having raised my prices on new customers by 25%.
Oh, and if any of you know someone who is a wiz with Word, Excel, and mail merging to custom documents, have them give me a call. I have work that I don't have time to mess around with. I'll pay. (actually, I use Open Office but I can convert the files to Word and Excel).
- rick, busy