It’s safe to say if a healthy, fully functioning referral strategy has six layers, there’s a good chance you’re missing one or two of them (or maybe more). When I say a healthy and fully functioning referral strategy, I mean that you’re producing the desired results of referrals received that isn’t left to chance and […]
Paying attention to where your business – or clients – come from helps you make decisions on where you should be spending your time and resources. When your client is still a prospect, do they find you through networking, advertising, speaking engagements, direct mail, or being referred to you?
Most of us think we know what a referral is since referrals have been around forever as the holy grail of how to grow your business in the easiest way possible. But most don’t understand what makes a referral a referral which leads to lower closing ratios, mislabeled leads, and incorrect assumptions about how your […]
For as long as you have been in business, you have been taught there are a limited number of ways to generate referrals. Ask your clients and contacts – anyone in your database whether you really know them or not – for referrals and ask often. Be promotional and gimmicky by placing “your referral is […]