Lately have been getting prospects requesting 5-8pm meetings. Do you guys generally have evening meetings or work on the weekends to accommodate?

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Sounds like you have a target market of busy professionals. Why not offer later hours once or twice per week? The trade-off can be sleep in a few mornings or take off early on Fridays.

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FA3- You will reach a point in your career where you will take the bull by the horns and the job will stop running you and you will run the job.

The work becomes more about making a difference in others’ lives and less and less about the paycheck. It might sound cliche but I believe this whole heartedly after 20 years in the business. For the past 12 years, I only meet clients between our set office hours. The only exceptions are when an emergency (usually medical) occurs.

So meet 24/7 now if that what it takes to win the biz. Then forget precedence....they will love you so much that they won’t want you to be away from your family after 5 pm or on the weekends. Good luck and keep plugging away!!

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Ummm....I dunno. Maybe retired clients who control most of the wealth in this country??

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I work on Saturday mornings , most clients like that better than later during the week.

First 5 years in the biz. I’d meet anywhere nearly anytime. Now..no way. Only 9-5 from Monday through Thursdays

I have after hours appointments on Tuesdays

I’m less than two years in. I have to meet when they can meet so I do as late as 6-7 pm start times depending on the estimated length of the meeting.

I was actually just thinking about this today and I’d be interested to hear others thoughts. Right now I’m willing to meet anywhere anytime because I’m trying to build something. But once it’s built, do you still offer those times to those clients? I feel like it sets a precedent and while I want to accommodate I don’t want to be getting home at 8 pm forever!

I always have evening meetings! 5 days a week!! WHO ON EARTH CAN meet during the workday?!

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