how can i stop my boyfriends business from flopping??

Holly - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my bf started up his own plumbing and heating business about a year ago but the money just isnt coming in, he dosnt seem to be chasing up the money hes owed (i think its because his regulars are his friends).

i want to help!! but dont have any money to give him and even if i did he would be to stubbern to accept it.

ive just sent an email to everyone i know on facebook asking them to pass on are details to there friends but apart from that im stuck,

ive not got involved befor but times are tight please if you have any ideas HELP lol xxx

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Lori - posted on 04/10/2009

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Holly,



Has he tried any type of appreciation marketing, such as sending greeting cards to those who actually pay him?  It's a well known fact that when you recognized someones birthday that does business with you, or send a card of appreciation and such... that it brings referrals your way and helps build your business.



As for the friends, they need to be straight up asked for the money or don't do anymore work for  them unless you expect to not be paid.  Have you tried talking to them about the delema?



 



Lori

Tammy - posted on 04/10/2009

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He must get the word out visiting buisneses people etc flyer and buisness cards.he must get clientel he has to go out and look for it times are hard but people still need heating and plumbing..also summer is around the corner people want airconditioning service and install have him put out a flyer with all he specializes in and make it catchy go to neighborhoods door to door also leave a buisness card ...hope this helps

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