Just so you know, we’ve changed our business hours on our website for this week, and it is going to be a busy one!
Yes, we will be closed on Thursday of this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we also have limited hours on Wednesday 11/25/15 – we will only be open at our locations from 10am to 2pm. This will give our employees a chance to close up a little early
Then on BLACK FRIDAY, the day after Thanksgiving, 11/27/15, we will be open from 6am to 2pm ONLY.
Black Friday is one of our biggest days and we’re going to start early, so if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to sign up for our newsletter now so you can get in on the Black Friday specials that only happen at this time of year!
The Holidays are here, and so is Mission Repair. Thanks I’ve got some more fun stuff to talk about shortly!
We recently had a meeting with all of the employees, and we went out to BD’s Mongolian Grill to relax, get away, and spend a little time to talk about a lot of business “stuff”.
Watching these guys fry your food in front of you works up an appetite!
We were able to occupy the entire grill together and it was obvious that there was somewhat of a “silent” competition on who would eat the most hot chili oil, and therefore have the spiciest dish. I know that my mouth was on fire and my sinuses were clear!
It’s a chance for us to get together and get on the same page…of course that’s what a meeting is for. But it’s also a chance for us to get together and spend a little personal time outside of the office so we understand one another.
There’s no question that managing and working with people brings out the best and the worst. My father once told me that when he was a young up-and-coming Silicon Valley hopeful, he went to his boss for some advice. Being a new executive, he figured that his boss would have some insightful tips on how to manage employees. What he got was what most mangers think but never say: “if it were not for the people, my job would be easy.”
I believe that out of all of the management challenges, nothing comes close to managing people. It’s good to get together once in a while and do what’s right. Pay attention, listen, and get some stir fry.
The busy season is upon us, and we are heading into the Holidays this year with a smile. We will see you soon!
Halloween is tomorrow! Don’t forget to stop by and save on your repair.
Tomorrow you can receive 15% off your order when you visit one of our locations just for wearing a costume! We hope to see a lot of customers dressed up and we are excited to celebrate Halloween with you all!
If your costume is creative and we’re impressed – we may ask you a for a picture to publish on our blog to be read by millions. Interested in stopping by Saturday? We will be handing out candy to the little ones (a safe way to trick or treat!) and giving an awesome 15% discount to anyone that is dressed in a costume. Come on by!
15% off for walk-ins on Saturday 10/31/15 from 10am – 5pm, no coupon needed, but a costume is required!
Have a Happy Halloween!
(Offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or specials, including Got Repair orders. Valid on NEW orders only, 10/31/15 10:00am – 5:00pm.)
Take 20% Off That Next iPad Repair This Weekend Only!
There is no coupon necessary, all you need to do is mention this blog and you’ll receive 20% off that next iPad repair. It’s good for the whole range of repairs…from screens to batteries to charging ports to headphone jacks – you get the picture.
There’s no reason to cry over spilled milk, and there’s no reason to get mad about an accident. They happen. The bottom line is if you visit one of our locations now through Sunday November 1, 2015 at 5:00pm, we will repair your iPad at 20% off our normal prices if you mention this blog! No, this coupon doesn’t apply to iPhones, iMac repairs or anything other than iPad repair services.
Not local to us? No problem, you can get the same deal if you call us (1-844-459-0105) during normal business hours. Ask to speak to a representative, tell them that you read this blog, and that you’d like 20% off on your iPad repair order. All you need to do is call Friday, Saturday or Sunday to set up your new order!
It’s a strange feeling, but 2015 is moving right along. I found this graphic on Facebook today and it struck me as kind of a surprise. If you count today, here are a few stats that might interest you:
This means that there are a few holidays coming up and a few time off requests from my employees that need to be fulfilled. Please note that Mission Repair, Inc. will be open every day until our next holiday off which is Thanksgiving, Thursday November 26th, 2015. I can’t believe that I’m already talking about Thanksgiving! It’s still early, but when I see that we are under 100 days until Christmas, things start to get a little crazy around this time of year.
So as we close up on a Friday afternoon, reflect on the short amount of time we have left in the year to get things accomplished. It’s been a busy year so far for us here at Mission Repair and for me personally as well. What will 2016 bring? We can talk about that in 106 days, on January 1st! Just in time for my birthday.
Actually the number ONE MILLION is becoming part of a HUGE Mission Repair Celebration that’s soon to come. When we reach ONE MILLION unique Blog Readers (just like you); we are all going to party. As of today:
We are finalaizing preparations now for the biggest discounts that you’ve ever seen, and we will have lots of fun at each of our locations on this momentus day. I have so many stats, so much data, and have had so much fun being a professional blogger that it’s really exciting to know that soon my blog will reach the 1 Million mark and I’m just going to share my excitement and thanks to everyone.
I’ve been asked many times “do you ever get writers block?” Heck yeah I do. Also, “how did you start your blog?”
That second question is simple. Create a blog on a free blog site, name it, and start typing. In fact, I follow several blogs including past Mission Repair customers, vendors, and others that I just admire. If you’ve got a blog that you author or if I can help you get started on your own blog, let me know and I’ll be happy to be a part of your blog circle. Just reply to post in the comments section and I’m there!
So the big day is coming…the “Mission Repair Million Celebration”…we get about 10,000 new readers each month, so at this pace sometime in October we should be there as I calculated earlier in the year. It will happen when it happens, but rest assured that I’ll be right here to share in the big day.
Earlier I was writing about Apple’s 1 to 1 iPad program that is sweeping the Nation, but there’s a lot to think about when you’re son or daughter receives the device and heads home.
We work with several schools performing iPad repairs for students (well, actually the parents!) that have accidents, and many of them don’t realize some of the caveats of their iPad agreements that come with the device. Most schools that disperse iPads to students include agreements and policies that bind you to some rules. It’s for a great reason; mainly to ensure that the school gets their device back each year…but again each school has different rules when it comes to damages and subsequently the repair that is needed.
When you find that your policy doesn’t cover breakages…give us a call at Mission Repair. We repair iPads for schools all across the country, but even more we repair iPads for parents that find themselves responsible for the repair. This can be for a cracked screen, broken charging port, liquid damage or other issue that happens in life.