COVID19 Remote Working Day One Hundred and Twenty-One of Selling Copiers
I was able to have a chat with the manager of a University Print Shop today in New Jersey. I won't get into details about the call other than they are operating mostly remote with few students on campus. In additional purchases are put on hold and was told there is no timeline when things will return to "normal".
That person made other statement to me, "I wouldn't want to be in your shoes right now, it must be terrible". Whoa! What was I to say? What I did say is that we've had full employment with our staff during this pandemic and while business is down we are holding our own. That call went on for another twenty minutes until we agreed that we would catch up in 60 days or so.
Our Governor of New Jersey stated today that we are in the heart of Stage Three re-opening and the next stage is the "new normal". I don't think anyone in the state knows what that "new normal" is and I'm alarmed that there will still be some control in place. Hey, it's been almost 6 months what's another few months after we were told we would only have to go through this for two weeks.
I was a bit of a prospecting fool today. I managed to score four appointments on my tally sheet along with 25-30 calls, 15-20 emails and 2 inmails. I was also happy that I was able to add a $40K opportunity that could close before the end of the year. Who knows maybe even this month if all goes well. Thus I've hit the first goal of the month for adding the $80K in opportunities that I needed. Now all I have to do is sell something .
As far as my week goes I'm thinking I'm going to be pulling a zero at this point. I've got two opps out there for $20K for this week, but with tomorrow being the Friday before labor day I'm not counting on them. Would be nice though.
I figure by noon tomorrow since the weather is going to be awesome for the entire weekend that most DM's will getting an early retreat. I can't blame them either, at this point in time I think we need all of the rest and relaxation that we can afford to take. Maybe, just maybe after Labor Day we'll start to see the action heat back up.
There's no blog for tomorrow an I'll be back at it on Tuesday. Everyone in the US have a great Labor Day weekend and to our friends that are not in the US have a great weekend!