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How long to wait?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Longae29, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    Yesterday morning I made a couple of cold calls to new potential customers. Two of them I talked with said they were open to proposals, (1) said he would like a proposal on a property adjacent to one we already service, and that I should send him an email, and he would reply with the site map and specs. (2) said she would be interested in proposals for their portfolio and that I should send her an email and she would reply with specs. I haven't gotten replies from either yet. How long would you guys wait to re-contact them?
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Wait a week
     
  3. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157


    I do the same... crap happens and people can't always get back to you asap (unless its the night before the first snow storm!)
     
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    I was thinking the middle of next week also, got them in the queue. Just starting to feel like its getting towards crunch time, and I don't want to get left on the sidelines with either of these companies.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  6. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I assume you made the cold calls in person....... I would put a courtesy phone call in within a week, and let them know that you didn't want them left out if you possibly had the wrong email address. Usually it takes some time.
     
  7. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Grandview, are those the newbies waiting to bid on a Walgreens?
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Maybe they are waiting for their pay from usm
     
  9. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Great! Now another thread is gonna be deleted for stating the facts!