My friend knew that I was trying to find a place to sell my car. It was too banged up for anyone to want it for actual driving, but I thought that someone might want it for parts. I was not having any luck finding a buyer for it though, and that is when my friend told me to check out the cars for cash section on yelp.com. I use Yelp for quite a few things, but I didn’t even consider using it for this. I guess it is because I look at reviews for restaurants and events rather than everyday things like this.
I thought it was a good idea though, and I am really happy that I took his advice.
It is not as though I am really sure of what I am going to do right now, but it is looking as though breaking up the company is a pretty good option. Of course without my Dad there just is not the same amount of emphasis here. He was pretty much the heart and soul of the company and aside from that he could cajole people into paying him. A lot of these people we are dealing with are just flat out deadbeats and I have been given a list of invoice discounting companies which seems to be a good option no matter what we decide to do. As it looks now the components of the business might be worth more than their sum, meaning I am thinking about selling off some of the business for various reasons.
I spent a lot of time looking at the different phone calls that we had coming in for my new law firm services and there were not enough lines to answer all of the people that were calling in to ask us questions. I knew that since I was new in town I was going to have to start to look at getting more lines into our office, especially after the girls answering those phones were starting to complain. The new or additional telephone lines at work were going to be inevitable and I decided that I was going to have a lot of people calling me after my next ad so it would be nothing to call the phone company to come in to our office to see if they could actually help us. I wanted them to look at the calls that we got during the two busy times and hear how many people we had to give a busy signal too.
They came in the next day and put a special tap on the line to see the volume of calls that we were getting during the busy time and they were taking the time to show what we were getting with the busy signals. I did not realize how much work I could be missing out on so I made sure that we took the time to look at what they wanted to tell us. We were really happy to know that they were going to be helping us with the different things that they had to offer. They told us what we had to do at the end of the day and I thought it was going to be an amazing thing for us to do, getting extra lines and extra workers to meet the call demands.