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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

Asked by Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing

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What is List Building all about?

List building refers to a continuous process of adding new and updated subscribers to your list.... Read Full Answer

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

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How Do You Get Referals or Leads?

By Greg Fox · Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 · Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

Of course word of mouth is best. But do you do networking or cold calling? What seems to work best for you?

Mari-Lyn Harris from Sedona Pies
51 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 8, 2017

I go out networking, develop relationships with the people I know and would like to know better. Volunteer. Ask for referrals. Find collaborators who have a similar customer I can work with. Be open to opportunities. I also use proximity marketing to help me generate leads and promote my events/promotions it's called Royaltie Gems for my local business area.

Alan Finger from Golden Age Radios
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Restoring vintage radios and electronics, as we do, is a niche consumer service so word of mouth has been key. Also very useful has been to be involved in local organizations (in our case the New England Antique Radio Club) that can put you in front of potential customers and even provide referrals. I also work with related businesses such as antique dealers to make sure they know what we can do to help them sell their electronic items.

Of course a website is important to help people find you and to lend credibility to your business. I find having a Facebook... (more)

James Stanley from U.S. Hospitality Group
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Most legitimate bankruptcy attorneys refer clients to me if bankruptcy is not the right solution. Many CPAs also refer clients to me, as do many pastors & ministers.


Roy Wirth from Home Guardian Professional Services
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 26, 2017

We find for our unique home watching/ preventative services requires trust between the home owners our company. Most of our referrals have been word of mouth and from the local chamber members. Some of the leads are from local real estate professionals who have sold a home, but the new owner will not be moving until several months of so. Yes we are open to any suggestions related to talking to new customers.

Michelle Gallant from Michelle Gallant Therapeutic Massage & Yoga
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 26, 2017

Complimentary fields using both my areas of expertise; Massage Therapy and teaching Yoga, to attract business for each other. When I teach, students receive my instruction combining knowledge of anatomy with movement to target certain tissues AND when I work with clients in massage I'll give them homework, stretches and breathing techniques to continue to facilitate healing.

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