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Old 04.08.2021, 18:34
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Business 101, which I learned a few decades past.

It is always easier, and less expensive, to keep an existing customer than to get a new one. Why donít they teach these things these days.
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Business 101, which I learned a few decades past.

It is always easier, and less expensive, to keep an existing customer than to get a new one. Why donít they teach these things these days.
I donít think you even need to teach that . I should think itís common sense .

But I think the problem is that many businesses have suffered under the Covid lockdowns etc and are now under hard pressure to make a quick buck to balance the books . A business that is fighting to survive doesnít have time for long termism
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I donít think you even need to teach that . I should think itís common sense .

But I think the problem is that many businesses have suffered under the Covid lockdowns etc and are now under hard pressure to make a quick buck to balance the books . A business that is fighting to survive doesnít have time for long termism
Iíd rather have fr200 a month than fr1200 once a year. And if I could build up a decent clientele they would do my advertising for me.
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Re: Hard Sell

I used to get the hard sell every time i had my hair done at one particular hair salon I went to for a bit in Scotland. They'd use a new product on your hair then recommend you buy it, I know through hairdressers I've spoken to that hair products have a huge markup. I think a staff got a cut of the sale. It's never happened to me here, yet I used to go to a well known chain in Basel.
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Iíd rather have fr200 a month than fr1200 once a year. And if I could build up a decent clientele they would do my advertising for me.
If you believe youíre going under in a month or two anyway and are only concerned with clearing your debt , what does it matter whether a customer is coming back ?
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If you believe youíre going under in a month or two anyway and are only concerned with clearing your debt , what does it matter whether a customer is coming back ?
If I was in that situation, Iíd slash my prices and put up big signs saying ďStaying in Business SaleĒ; Offer a loyalty program rewarding repeat customers with free samples; put pressure on my suppliers to give me more free samples.

Taking 1,200 up front adds a debt load that might put me over the edge.
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