Seek assistance and consult with your manager and colleagues and anyone else. The graphic design should be completely finalized before your designer writes a single line of code. To see all these record stores in America shut down, it’s awful.
It’s really very simple if you think about it. I hope that by now we all realize that when you charge something on a credit card the merchant is charged a small percentage for that transaction. This fee usually is between three and five percent but can be higher depending on the type of card. It’s pretty basic for the business owner. For the guarantee of payment for his product he pays a small fee. For the business owner it beats the return check charges he would incur otherwise. Stay with me now, I am getting to the point, I promise.
I have been working with an Agent in Canada for the past 2 years. When I was a manager with a large life insurance company, he was one of my agents. I was impressed with Tim Laskey from the first moment I met him. He is a sincere, interesting, knowledgeable, bright and articulate individual. Tim has built a good book of business and clients over the past years in the business.
Most successful people ask questions about many things. They don’t pretend to know it all. In fact, they don’t attempt to know it all. That is why they surround themselves with attorneys, accountants and so on.
Some people were lucky enough to actually get the window display when it was finished with. When it had been in the window for two weeks. It might be a window display of Pictures At An Exhibition.
Progressive rock music had started to come into America, and you were getting Scott Mooney out of New York, WXMR, or whatever it was, would play “Pictures At An Exhibition” in its entirety in the middle of the day.
Although there are many aspects of the business that can be tracked, it is not necessary to go for every detail of the entire operations. This will just overwhelm you and give you more things to think about instead of doing the bigger and more important things. Choose one to three important aspects of the business to track and conceptualize a plan on how to improve them. Assign an employee to execute the plan and ask for a progress report every week or every month.
As an agent you cannot worry about the things you cannot control, such as the behaviours of the other agents. You can only control your behaviours. There is a quote I love and try to honour and it is “Let deeds, not words be your adorning!” Too many agents talk too much and listen too little. To be able to succeed in your efforts to establish your brand, reputation and image, pay more attention to your behaviours and less attention to your words. If you do this, you will become known for your brand and be recognized as a different kind of agent who can be trusted. If they trust you, you can develop a relationship and then everything is possible, like making a sale and referring you to others. Branding is critical to your future. I wish you continued success!