ARE YOU CREATING YOUR OWN BAD LUCK?
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– Chris Thomason Eagle Dental Care
I have a few cautionary lessons for you, your employees, and your loved ones to read.
I’ve altered the stories a bit to protect the guilty, but I’ve seen so many people make these mistakes that I figured it was time to write about them. MISTAKE 1: NOT DOING AS YOU SAY YOU’LL DO
I run across this all the time. Promises are made and rarely kept. Excuses seem to rule the day, but so few people realize how much this costs them.
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REFERRAL MADNESS Find Your ‘Referral of a Lifetime’
– Jessica Schatz Expressions Music Academy
When you do a web search on ways to boost your sales (that actually work), Google will serve up thousands of results telling you one big thing: You need a referral campaign.
And that’s true. Referrals are big for small businesses. When implemented correctly, referrals can become your bread and butter. But that, of course, is the challenge. How do you implement a successful referral campaign that makes sense for your business? This is one question Tim Templeton takes a hard look at in his book, “The Referral of a Lifetime.” Templeton, a renowned business coach, has been helping entrepreneurs and business leaders answer that question for years. He’s getting more referrals through their doors. “The Referral of a Lifetime” dives into one of the most important aspects of referral marketing: building relationships. Not only do you want to foster the relationships with the customers you already have, you want to foster relationships with the people whose business you really want.
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES SUCCEED.
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