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Gut check for the ADC ! #282747
08/02/07 10:51 PM
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LT GREY Offline OP
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Visiting many old faces at the NTA gave me some thought as to how different "true" ADC trappers are from fur trappers.I myself come from a fur trapping background and still do some fur trapping but my main sourse of income is from ADC work. Depending on wheather I am work trapping or doing nuisance work, I conduct and even dress myself in a different manner. Having that said, it is always 100% regardless! My questions are these:

1) What makes your business any differently from your competitors?

2)What is your image and your companies image to your customer?

3)Who are your main clients or customers? ( There's a big difference).

and finally 4) What would be the one thing you need to make your company flourish?
\:\)

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: LT GREY] #282768
08/02/07 11:10 PM
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1.better personal service.
2.image,honesty,equal value for monies spent.more attention to long term solutions of wildlife problems.
3.busness is about 60% residential to 30% corp and 10% government.
4. better communication on timely payments.
bob evans cwcp


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Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Bob Evans,-CWCP] #282817
08/03/07 12:04 AM
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1) What makes your business any differently from your competitors?
Quality, not quantity. I care. I talk to them and solve their problem.

2)What is your image and your companies image to your customer?
Professionalism mixed with a thing I like to call reality. I don't try to make them think I am something I'm not. I do not lie to them, I tell them if it is something that someone else should do.

3)Who are your main clients or customers? ( There's a big difference).
90% residential so far. Have had 2 corp and 1 gvnt jobs. But I work for my clients whoever they are. It maters not to me. Customers.. I would say 25% are homeowners that are not interested in paying for anything, but want information or want their problems solved for free, or are just not "ready" to admit they need someone else to do the job for them. Those few I can usually let convince themselves by chatting with them. about 5 % are people who have the wrong number - they have a baby bird that they want to know how to save or a cat in a dashboard or baby deer wondering around they are concerned about...

4) What would be the one thing you need to make your company flourish?
Money. I can do the rest, I am confident in that. I just need the money to get me over that big hump, and I'm gone.


Life is not how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Dtwarrow] #282869
08/03/07 12:51 AM
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Thanks guys! Hey DT, Thanks again for lunch... really enjoyed meeting with you and V.V. Saw her again briefly, up at the NTA. I heard today from Bob J. that she was up there harrassing him about one thing or another... Ha! \:\) Ah well, thats Vixen...I guess they're all meeting Saturday up at Lakeshore's in Elkhart. Wish I could have stayed but I had to leave and come home after one day as I have too much work out there to do. I hope she's not too rough on 'em this weekend... \:D

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: LT GREY] #282883
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Like I said, I'll get next one.
Thanks.


Life is not how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Dtwarrow] #282885
08/03/07 12:59 AM
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I take it a little bit personal when animals try to win at my game. A contract is a contract, but im going to win,Even if I go broke doing it.

The first thing Ive noticed clients apreciate is the fact that I calm them down, Let them know its not the end of the world, and they are in good hands. I explain what im going to do, and what they can do to avoid this from re occuring.

My customers are mainly residential.

Less traffic and speed limmits of 100 mph would help all my people get more work done. The los angeles freeway is a parking lot for a good part of the day.As are many routes.


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Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: MikeFlick] #282935
08/03/07 01:38 AM
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less construction


Life is not how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Dtwarrow] #282984
08/03/07 06:56 AM
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OK LT, I am going to try to answer this one as someone who is starting and what I want my business to mean:

1) What makes your business any differently from your competitors? I want to work hard to have every customer pleased with the outcome. (A goal to reach)

2)What is your image and your companies image to your customer? Still working on this. I want it to be professional.

3)Who are your main clients or customers? ( There's a big difference). Only one, a farmer.

and finally 4) What would be the one thing you need to make your company flourish? CUSTOMERS!!!!


Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: TheRAT] #283041
08/03/07 09:17 AM
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Great answer from a "TheRAT".....and obviously one that was well thought out. Keep after your dream.... and tell yourself, Faliure is NOT an option! ;\)

"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find all was vanity BUT the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they act their dream with open eyes and make it possible"!!!.............T.E.Lawrence

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: LT GREY] #283052
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1) What makes your business any differently from your competitors?
........My personality
2)What is your image and your companies image to your customer?
.........I am not a service tech....So...Yuppy trapper
3)Who are your main clients or customers? ( There's a big difference).
.........summertime is 65% residential...45% property management and corparatioins------fall/winter is 85% government

and finally 4) What would be the one thing you need to make your company flourish?
........Intra-structure (offfice management)


Living life like a dog with a stick


Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Vinke] #283057
08/03/07 09:37 AM
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Vinke.... you just raised the bar!!! ;\)

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Vinke] #283060
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Ya gotta have a good manager, otherwise its all going to drive you crazy!!!


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Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: MikeFlick] #283067
08/03/07 09:52 AM
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YOU have to BE a good manager....even better!

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: LT GREY] #283073
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Terrable weakness of mine, I hate paperwork, billing,faxing. I am much happier now that someone else manages the office.


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Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: MikeFlick] #283082
08/03/07 10:12 AM
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I do too... that's why I have someone who does all that.... I still oversee what she does...(at least she lets me think I'm in charge...Ha!) ;\)

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: ] #283414
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 Quote:
1) What makes your business any differently from your competitors?

More expiriance, less turn over. We pride ourselves in solving other companies problems.

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2)What is your image and your companies image to your customer?

More professional, geared to servicing a higher end customer base.

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3)Who are your main clients or customers? ( There's a big difference).

My main clients are professionally successful individuals that do not have or want to take the time to do or learn how to do the services I provide.

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4)last but not least

My greatest wish is that I do not become so big headed that I begin to believe that there is no one else that can do exactly what I do, just as well as I do it.(or better) That has been the stumpling stone of several multi-million dollar ADC agencies I have been associated with.


Paul R. Ellsworth

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: Barkstone] #283447
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I hear ya there Barkstone.


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Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: MikeFlick] #283916
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.........still voted the No.1 newbie, most likely to succeed... ;\) (don't let me down Barkstone...I got money ridin' on ya').

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: LT GREY] #286784
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Still a lot of faces out there, that we haven't heard from!

Re: Gut check for the ADC ! [Re: LT GREY] #286858
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If I'd have known you were voteing on the best answer, I wouldn't have posted either..HAHAHAHA...


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