There is NO ONE else like you out there, therefore, it’s crucial that everyone you meet know exactly what you do for whom. Referrals are getting a warm introduction to a potential client which is THE best way to ‘warm call’. Social proof comes from having an acquaintance or friend in common. We tend to like the same people that our friends do. And if you’ve helped a colleague in a similar business, chances are you can help me.
It may seem counter-intuitive to narrow down the base of people that you approach for your product. You may be thinking to yourself, “It is going to cut my business in half?” Will it? That is what we are going to look at in today’s article.
Let me start by saying that your business will increase, and I going to show you the four reasons why through a case study of my friend Cindy, who owns a small freelance publishing company.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, is International Networking Day AND the launch of my long-awaited FUN & easy reading book:
Some business coaches love to kick butt and be hard-nosed bullies. They feel that people need to be pressured and bullied into performing; that aspiring entrepreneurs need to be prodded out of their limiting ‘money mindsets’ that is apparently deterring them from achieving their financial goals.
I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.
Knowing how to sell and market are essential skills for every entrepreneur – NO exceptions!