New Jersey is now in full swing for Phase Two opening. Our Governor announced today that in-door dining will start on July 2, in addition Casino's can now open in Atlantic City that day. The caveat because there always is one with our Governor is that a maximum of 25% occupancy. Most businesses are open with conditions for occupancy, health clubs, gyms, and pools are still closed. In addition most business offices are still closed.
The statement today centered on people behaving, if we behave with masks and social distancing more will open in the coming weeks rather than months. It was mentioned that our Governor had reports of crowds at the beaches, no masks and no social distancing. He then stated that if we don't behave he will pull back on re-opening. Yes it is a tough state to do business in these days.
With one day left in the month I probably going to finish in the $265K range for the quarter. Far short of my $300K goal. Would have been nice to hit it, but certain things just don't pan out the way we want them to. I'm happy with the effort and the numbers for the last three months. What I thought was going to be a **** show quarter turned out to be my best month and my best quarter in the forty years I've been doing this.
I had a couple of follow ups today and the most important was one of the news for $20K. In an email I asked if there were any additional questions along with the statement that we'll be closing our June books on the 23rd. I did not beg for the order, all I implied was the month is closing. In an email a few minutes later my DM stated that he thought I needed everything by the end of this week. The reference for the end of this week is because of the time constraints we have with deliveries and Phase 2 in PA & NJ. I replied that all is good it it happens tomorrow that's great and if not the end of the week is great also. That email pretty much told me that yes we're getting the deal, however there's some finishing touches that DM needs to finish up.
I was able to add a small opportunity for about $6k that should be an order in July. Right now I have 28 opportunities working for July, if we ever open up the state July could also be a super month. As of now I'll be happy with making sure I have my quota and anything else will be a bonus.
I really didn't do anything special today except prepping for the new month. Which means updating the CRM, rescheduling calls and weeding out some of the crap. Tomorrow I'll process the one deal, pray for another and get to work on designing a constant contact email to go out on the 24th.
One other note, I an email request from a Print4Pay Hotel member asking what I though of their email for obtaining an appointment. Before I post it, I thought it would be great to see what others are doing and what we can share. I've posted a lot of what I've been doing with emails and would like to hear from others.
Please post in the reply and tell us whats working for you!