"Fish cleaning.. it's the basis
of how we do business."
Outer Banks, NC - It was years ago. A man stood at the dock, cleaning tourists’ fresh catches as private boats, charter boats and head boats returned from full and half days on the water. Tom Laughon, founder of Catch Your Limit Consulting, saw the man expertly ply his trade and curious, went over for a chat.
Tom couldn’t help but notice the man’s overalls, old and worn, proclaiming the wearer to be the sole proprietor (and employee) of a Fish Cleaning Service…”the best in the business.” And speaking of business, for several hours the man amazed Tom with his business acumen. He was a retired businessman…obviously a knowledgeable one.
On the question of why fish cleaning the man answered with the obvious…meet and talk with lots of interesting people, work outdoors, no overhead, no stress, etc.
Then he added, “plus I have to really know what I’m doing, because to clean enough fish to make this a worthwhile enterprise, I have to first help my customers learn where and how they can catch more fish.”
“Always remember,” he said, “you have to catch ‘em to clean ‘em.”
Tom smiled. It works the same way in business. From that day on, he vowed that Catch Your Limit would live by the lesson of the fish cleaner. The more successful you make your clients, the more successful they make you.
How to clean fish:
- Machine wash separately in lukewarm water.
- Do not starch or bleach.
- Tumble dry.
- Do not iron.