Attracting New Customers and Increasing Your Referrals this Year!

Date January 6, 2010

Christmas, Hanukkah, and the Seasonal Parties are starting to become fond memories for most of us.  Many businesses are focused on the New Year and thinking about what to do different.  New Year Resolutions have come up in almost every conversation I have had this week with businesses owners.

moneytreeEverything from growing the business, increasing referrals, getting more involved with the community, attending more networking events, creating more systems, increasing marketing, adding more staff, and list goes on and on.  The greatest thing about all these conversations is how many businesses seem to really be thinking about what they can do different.  How they can really improve and grow their business this year.

For my businesses focus seems to be at the top of my list.  Really identifying where I need to spend my time and making sure I hold myself accountable to where my time is spent is number one for me!  I have really thought about what my highest income producing activities are for each of my businesses and where I want these businesses to go this year.  By doing this exercise I have now identified actionable items and activities which I should do each day to achieve these goals.  I am now in the process of listing these activities and creating daily, weekly, and monthly goals for each one.

Once this is complete I will have this document in front of me each day.  It will work like a check list insuring I am doing the action items and activities on a consistent basis which will lead to my desired results.

My questions for you are what are you thinking about this week?  What are you changing in your business to insure a great 2010?  Are you willing to take the steps necessary for your success?  Are you going to attend one more networking event each month this year?  Are you going to join BNI, LeTip, or you local Chamber of Commerce?  Are you going to learn more about Social Media and how to use Social Media in your business?  Are you going to follow up with every lead you receive?  Are you going to follow up with every person you meet?  Are you going to thank the customers that buy from you each month?  Are you going to create more meaningful relationships this year?

Take a moment and share with us what you are going to do to insure your success in 2010 by joining the conversation and leaving a comment!

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2 Responses to “Attracting New Customers and Increasing Your Referrals this Year!”

  1. Jacki Semerau said:

    This year it’s all about planning and action. In creating a new business last year, I spent alot of my time behind the scenes, getting systems, business partners, and defining the core of the business. Now I’m just about ready for the official launch of the Strong Single Mom Network, and couldn’t be more excited! But…without a plan, and the actions necessary to follow the plan, I’d never be able to keep up.

    Great post….as always!

  2. Alan Underkofler said:

    I agree planning is important and I am happy to hear action is where you are at! Congratulations on starting your new business Jacki and I am sure the launch will be a huge success!

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