Thursday, May 24, 2012

Why are my Prospects not emailing me?

Because you have the wrong email address on your business card!!! Why do business owners not check this information before they pass out their cards?

Yesterday I was at the SUMMER KICK OFF NETWORKING EVENT at the Sheraton in Eatontown and collected over a couple of dozen of business cards from my networking efforts. I got home and emailed them all the lasted issue of the Jersey Shore Community Information Bulletin as promised. Three got bounced because the email address on the card does not exist! Yes I checked all three and I entered them correctly…

One, a start-up business, even had the website listed incorrectly. It has a “@” were a period should be. All it takes is a little step back and review the cards or have someone like myself review it for them. I do this for my clients all the time. Some clients even sent me a proof copy of their ads to make sure the information is correct. If they are spending money on the ad they want it as correct as possible. You know the Magazine or Newspaper never checks as long as the check clears and the client Oks the proof… right or wrong it get printed.

So keep that is mind have someone else check the printed material and test the email and website addresses.

Richard M.J. Jarosz on LinkedIn
Lone Keep Internet, Inc.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Still thinking about it!

This past week I have been doing some follow up with some prospects for Jersey Shore Coupons. I don’t know if you have been getting this run-a-round but the phrase “I’m still thinking about it” really gets me pissed off! Excuse my language but what other words would describe the feeling? Not about me but about the person I’m speaking with! A simple question deserves a simple answer. These are business people. If they cannot give a straight answer to a yes or no question what does this say about them and their business?

Friends have told me they “Rich they don’t what to hurt your feeling. That is why they don’t say no.” But wasting my precious time by having me call and call to get the same answer “I’m still thinking about it” is helping me? This does not even make sense.

I especially love it when Life Coaches give me this answer. Don’t they coach others to make decisions? How can I recommend others to them when they can’t make simple decisions about their own businesses? And I get a lot asking for referrals but I have yet to get a straight answer out of anyone of them!

Sorry off the soap box for now…..
Richard M.J. Jarosz on LinkedIn
Lone Keep Internet, Inc.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Working on your business versus Working in your business

While making sales calls for Jersey Shore Coupons to people I have known for years I got some strange comments! Looking like most of the people I spoke with were busy working in their businesses. Too busy to think about promoting or advertising their business. And you guessed it! They all were doing terrible…

Years ago I learned that I if spent all my time working in the business my income usually suffered because I had no new business coming in. Sandler Sales Training taught me to set aside a part of each day to build my business. At first this was very hard… But as time went on I got control of my schedule I found it was not too difficult to make the time necessary to keep my business growing. My frustration level starting going down and my income started going up.

So spend more time working on you business….

Richard M.J. Jarosz on LinkedIn
Lone Keep Internet, Inc.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


There is so much misinformation available on the web nowadays... It's scary! But business owners can do something about. If they care to. I have spent the last two days making call to restaurants in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. I found what I thought was a good sources of currents establishments. Boy was I wrong! Most of the entries were just plain wrong or out of date. I even found some the restaurant domains for sale.

As a suggestion as a business owner do a google search on your business and check the results. Visit some of these site where you may be listed and confirm the information. If you can find a bad listing so can your potential customers! Once you find a bad listing contact the site owner and see what needs to be done to delete it or correct it. Sometimes it may just involve sending them an email with the correct info or just a phone call to correct the wrong information.

Are you letting customers not find you?????

Richard M.J. Jarosz on LinkedIn