I just launched a new business - 7 days ago - and I am frustrated by the slow response. My product is hands-down better than my competitor, priced 10% below them and everyone we`ve called on have said they really like/love the product! Literally 48 out of 50 buyers. But we are not generating orders nearly fast enough. Mine is a seasonal business and this is the slow season, many customers are on vacation so unavailable and we are taking on a well-entrenched competitor.
So tell me, is this something others of you ran into? My banker referred to the "dead zone" that many new businesses experience - the first 6 to 12 months where things take longer than planned and cost more than expected so I am trying to keep this in mind.
I should also disclose that patience is not one of my strong suits!
Thanks for your help/thoughts/insights!