I spent around 5-6 hours yesterday knocking on about a total of 75 places (both businesses and residences combined). Due to being in the process of finishing another job while battling some medical stuff, it's been easier said than done to accomplish as much as I've intended. However, I think that is something I can work around.
The first part of my concerns with the Survey part of this process is that with businesses it's pretty straight forward, I initially got some hesitance from business owners but when I explained that I am surveying and not selling, their concerns were rather easily alleviated.
With that said though, I know there's a big aspect of the surveying that encourages, or better yet requires that we talk to residences too. Out of my quality contacts thus far, I got five residences that gave complete information. The only caveat I am facing is the idea of trying to alleviate residents in town about the fact that this isn't a sales related trip to their house I am making. I am merely just surveying and trying to see if my desire to open a business is conducive to the location I am looking to work in.
My biggest hurdle has definitely been residences, I've read the script and I've had no problems taking no for an answer but at the same time, I also am trying to clear up any misconceptions individuals that I door knock that this isn't a sales pitch. But with that said, I got to thinking, I was concerned and maybe I've missed something in the email but when I was sent the survey/business plan email I was told it would have to be done in a week. Does that mean I'll be doing the 25 quality contacts per day like a new FA would? Also, these names I collect, are they going to be used by the company in any way, shape or form. As the survey says for question 7 "Do I have permission to contact you?" but at the same time, would EJ still have a prerogative to call these individuals once I send this documentation? (Part 1 of 2)