We are about to celebrate our second anniversary, which was on June 23. We are having a cookout and inviting all our staff and their families. We have invited our chamber members as well. We are going to make a big deal of it. June is done and I would love to do it again.
It was such a sweet and sour month for us. We have had a great surge in business from our corporate partners that we believe will continue. Our wedding business has been out of control; if I am not booked, my affiliates will make sure I am booked. We also had some employee issues that have taught us lessons we would rather have not learned, but we are better for it.
We have been booking many long range trips — anywhere from 200-350 miles away. Since these are multiple day trips, we have had to create new policies for the drivers to cover these kinds of trips. I hope the bookings continue because the return is great.
We have made some improvements in our internal office structure; we are emailing job orders to our staff and they seem to like this format.
I am part of a group of small business owners who started the Leominster Small Business Association. We are a formal nonprofit group now and I am the treasurer. We just participated in our first big city wide event. We were passing out a loyalty card program to begin helping keep consumer spending locally at our small business locations in the city. I showcased my party van, and the kids loved the balloons and freeze pops we handed out. I booked four pieces of business so far from this one Saturday event. I find that the volunteer work I do is starting to show a return.
I am working on a branding campaign, but I’ll have more to come on that later. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!
— Becky Laramee, ALL POINTS LIMOUSINE, Leominster, Mass.
| posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 2:04 PM