A couple of years ago, a local restauranteur approached me to erect a new sign for his (new) business. His assertion was that he could provide me an opportunity to promote my business by placing a sign above his door. He assured me that he would talk it up and tell everyone who made his sign. There was a catch... He wanted to trade: I create a $2,000 sign and install it, and in return he would 'give me' the exposure.
Sometimes a response escapes me, and it sure did that day- I just had to say 'No Thanks', and pass the opportunity up.
This morning I came across the perfect response, and will hang onto it for the next time a proposal this good comes up... Of course I'll change the musician concept to signs, but you get it:
We are a small & casual restaurant downtown and we are looking for
solo musicians to play in our restaurant to promote their work and sell
their CD. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which
will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response.
More Jazz, Rock, & smooth type music, around the world and mixed
cultural music. Are you interested to promote your work? Please reply
Reply: Happy new year! I am a musician with a
small and casual house looking for a restauranteur to promote their
restaurant and come to my house to make dinner for my friends and me.
This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will
eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response. More
fine dining & exotic meals and mixed Ethnic Fusion cuisine. Are you
interested to promote your restaurant? Please reply back ASAP.
Well said, and the funniest/craziest part is that it's real life!
Signs of Life, Inc Estes Park, Colorado (970) 586-6995
... meet the signmaker
Estes Park, Colorado
It all started in 1992, I was working full time as a Paramedic and made a few signs on the side. The word got out, so I made a few more... People will pay me to make signs? I was in! This business is an exciting creative outlet that has allowed me to use cutting edge technology and release the ideas from inside my head- while offering effective signs to our customers.
Today alongside my wife Kelly, we're doing our best to raise 7 children from 8-17 years old. I continue to volunteer with the Fire District, and enjoy Scouts with our sons.