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Prospecting

Does your business have all the sales, leads, and prospects it needs?  Rarely does a business say yes to this question.   Most businesses are always looking to grow, which means they're always looking for new ways to prospect.   Below are a collection of articles on prospecting from our weekly Business Owner Insights.

Prospecting Sources

What would happen to your business if you had multiple prospecting sources that were consistently sending you leads? Most small businesses dream about creating prospecting sources, because leads that come from prospecting sources are often easier to convert. Someone they know and trust has given you a stamp of approval....
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Need more leads?

Would you give your clients or even your employees control of your personal banking account? For most people the answer is a resounding, "No!” Money is a valuable resource and one that we’ve been taught to guard and spend wisely. Yet, it’s not even our most precious resource. You can...
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What Should You Change to be More Refer-Able?

Last week we explained the necessity in having a referral strategyWe also introduced you to three reasons a customer refers your business to others. And, we challenged you to think like your customers and experience why you would refer your business to others. The next step, and what we are covering this week, is starting to make the necessary changes so you are more referable.

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Are You Refer-able?

Personal introduction, referral, recommendation - whatever the word or phrase you use, it can be defined as "your current customers bringing others to your business to also be customers." All businesses want their customers to have a remarkable experience. Even better, is a customer having such a remarkable experience, they want to share that experience with others.

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Implementing Your Prospecting Plan

This month we've challenged you to work on creating a three month rolling prospect plan for your business. We've looked at the elements needed to create a prospecting plan and the resources you need to pull together for your team. This week we've got a few more tips to implementing your prospecting plan, but the most important step is to get started. Here are a few tips to get your business started:

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Your Prospecting Resources

Last week we discussed the importance of having a rolling three month prospecting plan. You might be tempted to jump right in and start your plan, but we've found it's helpful to first take a look at your resources. Having your resources in place will allow your prospecting plan to come together with ease and ensure that it is implemented and consistent.

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Prospecting in Constant Motion

Prospecting has a huge impact on any business. The problem in many businesses is that prospecting is not done consistently and is often done as a last moment reaction to a problem. A business realizes it needs more cash flow or sales to meet its goals and suddenly there is a mad dash to prospect. Unfortunately, most businesses prospecting activities don't go from Zero to Sixty easily. It's a process of building trust, feeding information, and slowly building a relationship that takes time.

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