So here we are at the end of July 2015 already. My son who is still in High School is going into 11th grad this year is complaining about having just 2 more weeks until back to school is here. And our only “vacation” if you can call it that in the last week of summer before he returns is here already next week.
Work wise, this has been a very busy week. It seem summer is over, which is just a tad slower, and the calls and new client are picking up again as they do each year. You can read about my explanation of the “divorce seasons” by checking out the article I wrote in the Santa Clarita Magazine this month. You can click on that link to read it.
Another thing i have been working on is looking for office space in Santa Clarita for the last couple of weeks. I have been at the same location for 4 years and just wanted to know what else is out there as my lease is coming due at the end of this year. I don’t necessarily want to move, but wanted to see what else was out there. Plus, I think it will help in my negotiations of my new lease when I express that I am leaving..
I was very disappointed in my search for a new commercial office to lease. I drove around and scoured different parts of Santa Clarita, wrote down broker’s numbers and address’s and made up a list of properties i was interested in getting information on.
I will tell you that this must be a very underserved market. This is because I could not get hardly anyone on the phone. I left message after message about setting up times to look at office space and nobody would return my call. I did get a hold of one broker who was the broker for the building and even set up a time to meet at the location. Then, about 1 1/2 hours before the meeting, he called and said something came up and had to cancel. By the way, this was on a Friday at 4 p.m. for the appointment in Santa Clarita and his office was in Universal City.
I even told him I thought he was canceling because he did’t want to make the drive on a Friday. He didn’t say otherwise. He promised to call me on Monday, but of course I never heard from him.
I guess that is all you can expect from someone who is named after a mass murder. Thanks Richard Ramirez!
Okay, just one more whining complaint.
I have written over 1200 blog posts, recorded 700 or so videos and probably as many podcasts and I talk to people every day on the phone and help answer their questions. Some become clients, some don’t. But I don’t let that stop me from helping people.
I emailed a local business owner a few days ago who helps people with college planning. I have even spoke with him in the past and he knows who I am. I asked him a quick question about the how income impacts grants. Something that would have probably taken 3 minutes of his time. Did he respond? Nope. Not a word, just totally ignored me.
I won’t let it stop me and from helping any and all who call me. Not how i operate.
Well the weekend is here and I don’t have any real plans. Owning a business means I will most likely be working, probably doing some marketing and getting the word out to people about our business so i can help as many people as possible.