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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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oh wow..those are pretty big..mine was tiny little bits..biggest they got was probably m&m sized haha
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oh wow..those are pretty big..mine was tiny little bits..biggest they got was probably m&m sized haha
Yeah, first round was smaller, these ones had the dog freaked out. (ping! ping! ping!)
A week or so ago we had marble sized stuff and not far from here they had golf ball sized and up... that area also had a tornado touch down - several homes destroyed. Unusual for our area.



Hope you get some bites on your flyers. I need to get out and do the same.
Hard to do though when it's always raining and/or snowing, and/or hailing, and/or frogs are falling from the sky.

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Looks like you have a problem with moths there. Good job evenly spreading the moth balls out there.

That is not hail, it is the new time release lawn watering capsules.
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i put a deadline on the back of my flyers saying april 1st but the delay in shipping and weather has set me back
Was that a deadline that was printed on the flyer? Are you able to edit that before handing it out?
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Snow Snow Snow in Wyoming, I am not a happy camper. My seasonal work is starting to pile up and I am starting to get even fatter from lack of get out of the house. I am now about a week behind due to the weather I have 5000 pounds of fertilizer sit waiting for the weather to dry up and that just for one job. And more on order a long with more than a weeks worth of lawn dethatching, and a lot more clean up jobs. OK I stop whining now.
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Was that a deadline that was printed on the flyer? Are you able to edit that before handing it out?
I wish steve, I have 1500 more flyers with a deadline of April 1st already printed on them. Therse no turning back aha

Any advertisement is good advertisement i suppose and id be willing to flex the deadline a few days after i distribute the rest just because its the weather and shippings fault.. i shouldnt take that opportunity away from customers..but i wont hold onto it forever.
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Any advertisement is good advertisement i suppose and id be willing to flex the deadline a few days after i distribute the rest just because its the weather and shippings fault.. i shouldnt take that opportunity away from customers..but i wont hold onto it forever.
I would think, even if it's past the deadline, people will still call to see if they can get the deal.
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I would think, even if it's past the deadline, people will still call to see if they can get the deal.
Good luck
Thats what im hoping, and if not..at least they will see my name and number and my flashy ad aha

do you think i should scratch out the deadline with one thick line in sharpie?
or print out little notes extending the deadline and staple them to each?
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Same weather problems here. Waiting for the rain to stop to do some clean ups that I keep postponing. I was handing out flyers in light rain today. So I dont think your timing is bad at all. Its downtime so make the best of it.
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Thats what im hoping, and if not..at least they will see my name and number and my flashy ad aha

do you think i should scratch out the deadline with one thick line in sharpie?
or print out little notes extending the deadline and staple them to each?
Scratch out the deadline and hand them all out
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