I have been picking up some work from a large area outfitter, whose clients are mainly out of state. The outfitters usual taxidermist is well know "World Champion" and has tried to expand and make inroads in other areas of taxidermy. One of his past clients told me he didn't care how much his mount cost or how good it was...the firm in question has lied to him again and again for 1 1/2 years on why his last mount not finished. The client told me once you lie to me your'e finished getting future work. Usually we expect this backlog from cut throat newbie taxidermists that get loaded up with more work than they can handle. Despite political opinions Banks are not too big to fail and neither are taxidermy firms. The Moral is: Treat your customers with respect. Price to make a honest profit. Turnout quality work and give them a honest turnaround time. Your repeat clients will make or break your reputation and success in our profession.