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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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How Do You Deal With Competition In Your Industry?

By Mike Longras · Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017 · Tagged in Research




Most Engaging Answer

Lenny Z from Best Choice
11 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I don't deal with competition. I deal with customers, and try to make them happy.



Jan Abney from Taking Back Healthy!
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Customers will return when they are happy, and some will bring a friend. It's all in how we treat them. My daughter, as a Casey's General Store Kitchen Manager, is always smiling. That's the first thing everyone remembers about her.


Phil Philbin from JK Moving Services
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, April 3, 2017

I love this comment! Consider the phrase stolen :) Thanks


Meenakshi Noll from The Scrutinizer
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Very well said, Lenny.


Julie Oyler from Jo1StopShop.com
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I'm with you, Lenny. As long as you have happy customers and return business, you have a real good start.


Daniel from Diario Las Américas
5 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

That is a great comment.


Victoria Torres from Octopus Painting and Waterproofing LLC
9 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Very well said, Lenny couldn't have said it better myself. It's always about the customer.


Aaron & Tonya from The Window Cleaning Specialists, LLC
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

That is all our goals is to have a great relationship with our clients. But on the other hand when you are quoting for new business now days we run into bottom dollar price over credentials. Pretty sad! It is like hiring a Surgeon without credentials and they are going to be doing your open heart surgery for half the price.

Our best clients are referrals. We are so annoyed with Google, Yelp, Groupon, Thumbtack, HomeAdvisor and others calling us constantly everyday for new business that are 90 percent low ballers looking for the cheapest prices.


Malynda Mize from Cruise Like A VIP
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My feelings exactly Lenny. Well said


Michael B from PC Mac Express - Computer Repair New York
8 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This is our core philosophy. We haven't lasted for over 30 years without building relationships and making sure to emphasize customer service. Positive experiences and word of mouth are the best marketing you can ask for.


Jeff Couture from Ste-Foy Nissan - Véhicules d'occasion
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Same here !!!

Véhicules pour vos livraisons ou Personnel ...
Appelez-moi !

Merci
Jeff
https://www.stefoynissan.com/occasion/recherche...



Eder Izazaga from Micro Computers
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Excellent Answer Lenny, same here!! C:


Tina Short from A Memorable Canadian Gift
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

excellent attitude.


Rhonda Cohen from RuCrafts Designs Corporate Gift Baskets
8 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I agree with Lenny



Francisco Gaytan from EDIFICA
7 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

You couldn't have said it better, Lenny.



Drew Robinson from Spork Design, Inc.
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My only competition is Lenny. And we are doomed.


Jann Denliinger from Jann Denlinger Photography
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lenny you have a great attitude! I agree with that business strategy. I am a portrait photographer. If I shoot a senior portrait do a good job and help them have a positive experience, they will remember me when they get married, and then when they have children. I really enjoy snapping photos and finding a creative way to help my client get the portraits that they will enjoy for years! If I am having fun, that helps them to relax and enjoy, which ends up creating great photos! Helping your customers have a good experience is the best strategy to beat your... (more)


David Goodwin from Open to New Opportunities in Insurance Sales
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I agree Lenny. Be original. You can either focus on your competition or your customer. Are you following, reacting to your competition or leading, listening, responding and being intuitive to your customer's desires.


Allen Burton from Allen Burton
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

You said it right. That is the correct way to position yourself.


Cindy Hite from Legends Radio 100.3 FM
5 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Giving our customers exactly what will work best for them - and then hearing them say our work is bringing them the desired results - eliminates any worries about competition.


Bobby Hicks from GQ Production
9 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My sentiment exactly. I do the same, and for the competition, well, I usually have a great relationship with them, always willing to help them out, and whenever I need to call on my competition for help, they are always there for me as well. I think there is always enough business to go around. As long as you have a good reputation, good services and products, among a lot of other things too numerous to mention.


Stacie Chamberlin from Access Home Staging
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Friday, April 7, 2017

Love this comment!


Chuck Conner from Crc Home Improvement
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Monday, April 10, 2017

well said Lenny


Virgil White from Virgil White Network Solutions
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, April 17, 2017

So very well put Lenny...


Heidi Buenviaje from Entrepreneur
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Sunday, May 7, 2017

when I sit down with my client, first thing I ask is "What do you want?" It's not about what i have to offer, its what they need and so I can show them their OPTIONS how to get it....my motto in business and in life: If you are going to do somethibg in your life, do something GOOD, cause whichever it is, GOOD or BAD, it'll come back 10fold if not 100.


Debbie Roy from Debbie Roy Consulting
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Well said!


Shadrach Brooks from Semper Fidelis Garage Doors
5 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Friday, June 9, 2017

Lenny, this is the very BEST answer to this question! Stealing and using! Thank you.


Marita Williams from Kawaida Butters and
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great point!


Nick Leffler from Exprance
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I would add also don't just make them happy, give them exceptional value for their money. In other words, blow their minds away so they're beyond happy :)


Genie Nieten from Blind & Shutter Lady
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Friday, June 23, 2017

Agreed

Rachel InspiringLove from Uber
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

I don't really see people as competition...i try to make allies.

Trenee Zweigle - HappySmilesForKids.com from HappySmilesFor Kids.com
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

GOOD answer! :)

Robert Crifasi from RFC Firearms Instruction
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

I formulated my answer when I first saw the question. As soon as I arrived at the screen to answer it I saw Lenny Z's answer. I really could not have said it better. "I don't deal with the competition." I do my honest best to give the customer or client what they want. If I find that what they actually need is not in complete harmony with that I will give my professional opinion, and hope they see the wisdom in that. Reflecting on what the competition might do is not relevant to the situation.

Peggy Arnold from Jewelry In Candles By Peggy
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

Our products speak for themselves!

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