I actually broke down and spent the money to get a seperate business line hooked up finally. I worked on catchy #'s that people might remember like ###-fish and ###-hunt but to no surprise they were taken. Much to my surprise I did end up with ###-BASS! Is this a good move and does anybody else use these kind of tactics? Just curious. Jeff F.
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Your friends and customers will remember your number anyway. It's the drunks at 2 in the morning who'll turn to the "TAXI" and find you. Why would they care that "TAXIDERMY" comes right behind "TAXI"? When they wake you up, give them a good price and then go back to sleep. That gets even.
Im glad Im not the only one who gets taxi cab calls all day and night . I even have the stupid operator give people my phone # for taxi's . New years is the worst for calls , thank god I'm to drunk to hear the phone then . Rick
New years eve is the worst. I also get calls wanting to know if my bulbs are new in my tanning beds or not and if I have time to take on new clients for their taxes.
As for the separate line, I used to have a separate line in my shop and a cell phone, no fancy numbers. Now I have gotten rid of all my land lines and just use my cell (I have three teenagers to keep track of) and I never miss a call. As George said, your clients will remember it if your doing quality work.
try having a taxidermy business name that starts with "animal", listed in the phone book ,you`ll get the smart one`s calling you ,thinking your "animal control" at 1:30 am,"THERES A DEAD DOG/CAT IN THE FRONT OF MY HOUSE , CAN YOU COME PICK IT UP ? "