How to Qualify and Close Leads

In my last post, I wrote about the various ways businesses can get leads. Now that you have collected all these leads, what do you do with them? In this post, I will discuss how to qualify and close the leads you get. Prior to calling on the leads you need to do the following:Continue reading “How to Qualify and Close Leads”

How to Generate Leads for Your Business

Lead Generation is an essential building block for businesses to find potential buyers who are interested in their products and services. In previous posts, I discussed how to prospect and identify your target market. In this post, I will discuss how businesses can find leads and what mediums can be used to obtain leads. Many mediums can be used toContinue reading “How to Generate Leads for Your Business”

How to Build Your Business & Brand Using Facebook Pages

In my last post, I discussed about how to build your personal brand on Facebook. Today I am going to discuss how to brand your business using Facebook pages. Remember Facebook is the largest Social networking site which means that your customers and prospects are on the site. Your job as a business and a brandContinue reading “How to Build Your Business & Brand Using Facebook Pages”

Personal Branding on Facebook:The Basics

Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. Facebook has about 650 million users worldwide. Almost everyone is on Facebook. From teenagers to baby boomers, people from all walks of life are using Facebook. In this post, I am going to discuss the basics of personal branding on Facebook. To sign up forContinue reading “Personal Branding on Facebook:The Basics”

Build your Brand and Spread Ideas Using @Twitter

Twitter is a great social networking site for people and brands to spread ideas quickly.  Twitter is also a great marketing tool for brands to promote products and services. Twitter has a few hundred million users worldwide. Getting started with Twitter is quick and easy. To get started using Twitter you need to do the following: 1Continue reading “Build your Brand and Spread Ideas Using @Twitter”

Building your Personal & Corporate Brand using LinkedIn

Use of social media is essential in personal and corporate branding.  The networks that brands should be on are LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+. Writing blogs and having websites are also essential for building a brand.  Today I am going to discuss how to build your brand using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networkingContinue reading “Building your Personal & Corporate Brand using LinkedIn”

How to Earn Customer Referrals and Testimonials

Once you have made a sale to a customer, it is important to follow-up with a customer. As a Sales person it is important to deliver on the promises you make to customers. This means checking in with the customer throughout the implementation of your product or service and staying in touch with the customer afterContinue reading “How to Earn Customer Referrals and Testimonials”

How to Get Customers to Pay On Time While Keeping their Business

When we deal with customers, it is important to get them to pay their invoices in a timely manner. What a timely manner means is dependent on your company’s payment policy. Are these customers C.O.D or are they net 30, net 60, net 90 or longer? This payment structure is based on the length ofContinue reading “How to Get Customers to Pay On Time While Keeping their Business”

Customer Service Rules in the Digital Age

In my post Building the Brands of Tomorrow, I stated that one of the things that companies needed to do to build the brand of the future is to listen to their customers. This means handling customer complaints promptly. We are in the digital age. In this age, social networks are the wave of theContinue reading “Customer Service Rules in the Digital Age”

My review of The End of Business As Usual by Brian Solis

I highly recommend The End of Business As Usual by Brian Solis. I received a copy of this book while attending the Pivot Conference which the author runs. It was great meeting Brian. I wanted to build on what I learned at the conference which examined the social consumer, this is why I decided toContinue reading “My review of The End of Business As Usual by Brian Solis”