Coffee Nets sets up cyber cafes with computers and software to provide their customers access to games and the Internet. We`ve recently branched out into providing self contained Internet machines so that locations needing just one computer for their customers can do so.
As for myself, I generally love working with computers and all of the headaches they provide. But then again I just love a challenge, so I find myself helping my friends get their businesses started as well.
You can bet I don`t trust advertising anymore...I pay very close attention to what my friends are using and I go with the same. Sometimes it`s a price issue, sometimes it`s a customer service issue, and sometimes it`s a product issue. But I know what my friends look for and I look for the same. So looking at the products they talk about far surpasses any commercial and what it can tell me.As an example...I have seen quite a few commercials lately for a particular cellular company claiming they have the best network with the fewest dropped calls. Everytime I see that commercial, anybody near me that hasn`t heard me say it hears that I hate that company. They dropped 10 times more of my calls than any other company I had dealt with. Then that comment leads into all of the other problems I`ve had with the company and I always wind up finishing off my praising my currenty cellular company.Since I`m suddenly busy talking about commercials, what does it mean when a commercial says you can save up to $100 and more? Isn`t that like saying you could save any amount of money? I don`t ever contact those companies because their advertising seems a bit fishy to me. However, if a friend told me they saved just about $100 with that company...then sure...I`ll give them a call.
Business cards are so easy to obtain these days that I think it`s pretty much necessary to have them...even if you don`t want to look professional. As iouone2 mentions, the business card can work well at branding.
Great story!When I was a bit younger than I am today, I had a business that I was running (at the time I just thought I was making a couple of bucks...but looking back, it was a business). Unfortunately some adults decided to get involved and told me I couldn`t do what I was doing without...blah blah blah...permits. Anyway, these days I`m always so nervous about starting my new business ventures because I`m worried that I`ll miss some legal aspect and that will come back and bite me in the butt later.
I have to agree with JimN. I`ve been using Washington Mutual for over a year now for my business checking and the only money I`ve spent was for the checks. I`ve referred a couple of friends to them so far...and nobody has come back upset.