I follow Kevin Price's writing at "The Price of Business". I always considered Mr. Price to be a rather smart man. Now? What do I think of him now?
Well, I think he's a really smart man.
Kevin wrote five days ago about something pressing, and only ONE of you has taken action. Must not be readers of business magazines. You see, it doesn't matter if you're a certified arborist, tree service, a pressure washer, a lumberjack, OPE parts store, or a small engine mechanic. If you ever have to buy small engine parts from nice people, you'll have wished you took heed.
Kevin Price's Recommendation
According to the honorable Mr. Price, You Should Buy Us Lunch! Maybe not all of us here at HL Supply. How about just me? Yeah, that would be nice. There's a great pork pit just 2 miles from HL Supply offices here in Ormond Beach, FL. How about next Tuesday?
In Kevin's article of May 14th entitled, "How To Get The Best Deal With Your Suppliers," he wrote that in order to have a good relationship with your supplier, communication is the key. «« [Tweet It!]
The number one good reason why you should buy lunch is, as you know, you and I have not been communicating well. You have NEVER left a comment here on our Blog. Please Leave a Comment!
What better way to communicate with your supplier, than a blog comment? Oh, I know: How about over a nice lunch? I'm not just reading that into his suggestion. In his infinite wisdom, Kevin actually wrote, "It all starts with a healthy communication, based on mutual respect. You all know how important networking is to your business. Well, the same should extend to your suppliers. Take them out for lunch,..."
So the second good reason lunch should be on you is to get good pricing on your small engine parts.
Now, there's probably other wise words in that article, but I kind of went foggy when I read that you all should buy us lunch. I'm not even hungry right now, but it made me think. HL Supply keeps prices low every day for you. Lunch is the least you could do!
(Ahem, his other noteworthy suggestion was to pay on time.)