Just recently I applied for, and received, my very first business license. And all of a sudden, just like in 5th grade when I got a brand new package of stickers, people are falling all over themselves to be my new best friend.
At first I was a little concerned that my county might have sold my name and contact information to all of these service providers, and that our community’s financial success might possibly depend on the number of accountants, IT consultants, and merchant account providers that I personally could hire.
But my husband said that most likely it’s just that I’ve now become part of the public record (no more lurking, I guess), and that that is why I am suddenly attracting all of this new attention.
Now, I am all for people growing their businesses. So I’m not really minding the deluge of snail mail and phone calls. Especially when I receive an offer that is so aligned, so clearly focused, so crisply in tune with the heartbeat of what I am offering to my clients (Spanish tutoring for high school students) as this one:
“Let us help you with your embroidery or silk screening needs! Shirts, caps, bags, etc today!. Call us first!”
Are we a perfect match or what?