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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

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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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What Is the Best Way for Me to Offer My Commercial Cleaning Services to Businesses?

By Heidi Ramirez · Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 · Tagged in Cleaning and Janitorial Services



What is the best way for me to offer my commercial cleaning services to businesses? Personal email? Direct mail? Or something else? I've found that so far cold calling, oddly enough, has been the most effective but incredibly slow because of the time it takes to even get to the right person at each business. I don't mind doing it, though it is a daunting task. I go to almost every networking event around. I sponsor stuff. I've done lots of other things to get my business out there and seen. My facebook page gets lots of views, my videos get lots of views, and my website gets lots of views... but it's apparently not the people I need viewing them, lol! I'm not looking for a miracle fix, but a better approach.

KayLynn Wessolleck from Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Everyone has great ideas but there is no magic bullet. If their were, we would all explode. (ha, ha...)...I think that once you realize that there is a small window where companies will start looking to possibly hire a cleaning company is Jan through May. I would not work on it other than doing what you are doing: advertising, building brand recognition, continue sending out post cards every few months, and providing top notch services to the customers in hand, who may give you referrals or at minimum a great reference. But have that elevator pitch practiced... (more)


Heidi Ramirez from Office Cleaning Department
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I had no idea about the Jan-May window. Thank you for that. I have a few cleaning contracts that we simply don't profit from. The only reason is for the networking possibilities that have came from them. I reward my customers when they give us references or referrals. I believe it's important to give back, so I try to however works best for each individual customer.

Angela Lucero from Angela Lucero dba Jani King
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Well other way will be personal visit a prospect client, intrude your self, have a pamphlet and business card ready, one very effective is ask your present clients, for referrals.


Heidi Ramirez from Office Cleaning Department
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Thursday, June 8, 2017

thank you!

Lisa Mullen from Rocky Mountain Sanitation
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

When we started our company we found the GJ Area Chamber of Commerce's Leads groups to be helpful in getting our name out there. It sounds like you are on the right track, sometimes it just takes time. Branding your company and keeping your name out there is important.


Heidi Ramirez from Office Cleaning Department
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

thank you!

James Combs from Appalachian pressure washing and staining
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

advertising on Facebook and social media is another good way to get your name out.


Heidi Ramirez from Office Cleaning Department
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I've spent a small fortune with social media advertising but all it's done is get my name out there. Which is good. At least people now say, "yeah, I saw something on Facebook of yours" or "I've heard of you." Again, that's great. Building brand awareness. But, no sales have come from it yet.

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