- Be honest. Always. – Ever have a date lie to you? That’s the worst feeling and chances are you’ll not be calling them back any time soon. The same goes for clients. Being honest with your clients is of the utmost importance. You want your clients to trust your company and even if something is going wrong if you’re honest with them about it and have a solution ready chances are they’ll value your honesty. Then, the relationship is built.
- Be timely. – No one likes waiting around in a restaurant or at the movies by themselves for their date to show up. Your clients won’t want to wait to hear from you either. Make sure you are timely when you message them and if you set a deadline be sure to meet it. A relationship with your client will be built if you are always sure to be timely. Your customer will appreciate you being on time and not standing them up.
- Communicate. – The key to any good relationship is communication. Communicating with your date is very similar to communicating with your client. You need to be sure to keep up communication with all of your clients so that they are always in the know. Communicating with clients via emails, social media and old fashion post are what keep you client updated on everything happening with your company. This leads to a great relationship between the company and client.
- Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states in the United States that do not follow Daylight Savings Time. That’s right, Daylight Savings Time is determined by the state and those two states decided to not adhere to it. So, if you’re traveling to either Arizona or Hawaii be sure that you’re on the right time. Although, if you’re going to Hawaii we’re assuming (or at lasting hoping) you have all the time i the world on vacation.
- Daylight Savings Time is bad for T.V. and good for golf courses. When we change to Daylight Savings Time we are obviously given extra hours of light. This causes people to want to spend more time outside rather than inside watching T.V. Therefore, when we change to Daylight Savings Time T.V. ratings tend to drop. At the same time, people enjoy doing more outdoor activities like taking a walk or going to play golf. As a result, golf course often see an increase in revenue during Daylight Savings Time. It also helps businesses (like ours!) when the sun is up later to work on outdoor construction projects for longer.
- Crime rates often drop during Daylight Savings Time. You read that right. Crime rates actually tend to decline when we push our clocks an hour forward. While there is no scientific explanation for this, it is thought that criminals often prefer to commit crimes under the mask of darkness. With the extra hours of daylight many less crimes are committed during this period since these criminals would rather not work during the day.
March Into Spring
March means three things: St. Patrick’s Day, green everywhere, and the (hopeful) end of winter. That’s right, the first day of spring comes to us on March 20th. For people who suffered the long hard slings of winter, the beginning of spring couldn’t have come any sooner. But, for us southern Californians who maybe didn’t get 5 feet of snow or temperatures that could make a polar bear shiver, what does the beginning of spring really entail? Well, first of all as with the beginning of any season it’s a new time to reevaluate business decisions and ventures. Seasonal changes are perhaps the four times year when most businesses have acknowledged that they really take the time to determine long term goals for the season whether they have changed with the weather or change because of previous developments. If your business is doing this then that’s great, if not then maybe take the time to see if this is the right time to start your new scheduling, construction project, or casual Friday at the office. By doing this it gives the company a timeline to be more resourceful and have dates to look forward too. With Spring coming on the 20th, what is the importance of that day? For one, there is an old myth that on the first day of Spring, called the equinox, it is the only day of the year that you can balance a raw egg on it’s end. Pretty cool, huh? We’ve been too busy with work to know if that’s true or not but give it a try and let us know what you find. Happy Spring!
Notice a little more green being worn lately? Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes. All over the America people get excited for the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. As a result, you see more and more people (Irish or not) wearing green to try to cash in on what everyone calls “the luck of the Irish”. But, have you ever wondered where that phrase came from? Ever wonder why the Irish are considered so lucky? The phrase “the luck of the Irish” actually isn’t from Ireland at all. The phrase actually originated in America. In the second half of the 19th century the silver and gold rush in America was in full swing. Miners from all across the country were rushing to get their take in the wealth. As fate would have it, most of the most famous and successful miners were either or Irish or Irish American decent. Eventually, people began associating success in mining with the Irish. From hat, the phrase “luck of the Irish” was born. So, the next time someone tells you that the Irish are lucky you can tell them it’s actually Irish Americans who are lucky. But, then you may not be the most fun guy at the party so maybe let it slide. One thing that you need no luck to complete is your next drilling project. For that, you don’t need the luck of the Irish at all. All you need to do is call us at Horizon Underground to help get you started. No Luck Necessary.