Time-Effective Networking

For those of you who have taken the Get Clients Now! Program you know that print advertising doesn’t work very well for service type businesses. You also know that for service businesses the prospective customer usually needs to “know you,” “like you,” and “trust you” before they will buy from you. So, networking is the answer; promote your service business to a wide range of prospects at meetings and gatherings and be ready to shake a lot of hands. Check out this ABCNews link to see why shaking hands is a powerful part of building trust between the business and the buyer: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/power-touch-13807555.

However, Get Clients Now! suggests that any form of networking where prospective customers can learn to know, like, and eventually trust you is worth investigating.  One of these time-effective alternative methods is to network online with groups. Nanaimo Online Businesses is a LinkedIn group for Nanaimo Businesses with online presences. You can network, discuss your Internet business strategies, share events, ask questions and connect with like-minded people who have a similar business style.  Visit this link and have a look:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3197824&mostPopular=&trk=tyah. If you know of other networking sites that Business Works clients may use please share it with everyone on our Facebook page at:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Business-Works-Self-Employment-Program/199231603428556.

Thanks for your help. Together is better!

– Len, Business Coach

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