Stumbling through any amount of commercials can be entertaining and also very revealing. Many times entertainment takes precedent over information. Actually more times than not things are done to get your attention in the hopes that you will provide some attention/dollars to their product.
I have harped on insurance discounts for a while, bottom line is any list of discounts you can provide does not out do your characteristics. Your credit score, education, residence and marital status mean way more than all the discounts. But talking about this, the facts, is not appealing so we disguise it with discounts. Same thing with food.
Two years ago I left a very large, now much larger, international company. As part of my employment, each year all sales representatives chose to sign a “non-compete” agreement. Well now those two years are up. Here are some thoughts;
“Give people reasons to stay instead of leave and they will.”
Pathetic, seriously pathetic that any employer would want to use a non-compete or similar agreement. I have seen many worse than mine as well. Here is how I view it; Yes, you will have to apply some effort and treat people like humans rather than “employees” but both parties will earn more money this way so why not. What are you so worried about?
How many people do you spend money with that spend money with you?
How often do you CHOOSE to spend locally when an Internet or national chain option are available?
Now I am by no means perfect but I take the fact that I am a local business very seriously. I have a massive amount of gratitude for those people that choose to spend money with me and therefore enhance the lives of my family. So what else can I do? Well for me it comes down to a couple of basic things;
- If you have resources why wouldn’t you share them?