Tomorrow is “Get to Know Your Customers Day”. How do you interact with your customers from week to week? It depends on what kind of business you have. You may consider these actions tomorrow:
Phone or email your best customers, and ask them how they are using the products they bought from you
Thank your customers using your facebook page, or other social media.
Attend your local chamber of commerce meeting and take the opportunity to make some new contacts, and re-kindle some old ones.
Ask your clients for ideas on how you can improve customer service.
Give your best customers a fruit knife with your company logo. The fruit knife will last a long time, and so will your company logo. Think of how many people will see your knives…Friends, relatives, house guests.
June is national fruit and vegetable month. What a great time to show your talents with a fruit knife. You can make edible decorations like these with a simple folding knife
that you probably already own. Maybe these ideas will lead to more ideas of your own. If you happen to make a mistake, you can easily make it disappear. Save only the best masterpieces for display at the barbecue table this spring. With a little bit of practice, you will be amazed at what you can do with a bowl of fruit and a fruit knife.
If you have a folding fruit knife, you can decorate your Easter table with some edible decorations. Your Easter celebration will create more memories if you can take the time to use your cutting skills to decorate some tasty dishes for your family and friends. Here are some colorful ideas for you to consider.
The original folding fruit knife was made of silver and mother-of-pearl in the late
1700’s in England. Why those materials? Silver is relatively soft, but it is resistant to the citric acid that would eat away at steel. Also, silver has anti-microbial qualities, which would tend to keep the knife free from harmful growths of bacteria. Mother-of-pearl is also impervious to citric acid, and it adds to the beauty of the knife. The less expensive fruit knives had celluloid handles, which would also be resistant to the acid content of fruits.
Today, most fruit knives are made of stainless steel. Sometimes plastic handles are used, to make the knife handle last longer.
In America, the fruit knife became popular in the 1930’s. Many companies would have their logo imprinted on the plastic handles in their corporate colors. They would give these as advertising products to their customers. Many are found in the possession of knife collectors today.
These specialty knives are made with very long skinny spear blades. Some blades are serrated. They are used by fruit and meat inspectors to get a sample from deep inside the product. The inspectors can then examine the smell, texture, and color of the product.
It’s fruit trivia time! Which fruit originated in China 4,000 years ago and is a relative of the peach? Your first guess might be the nectarine, right? It is, in fact, the petite and beloved apricot- a fruit rich in vitamins A & C. It made its way slowly westward from China, through the Mediterranean, and finally over to North America, where it mainly settled in California. California produces 95% of our country’s apricots. Yum!