To network or not to network… That is the question!
It has been shown that people will buy based on word of mouth referrals or personal recommendations approximately 80% of the time.
There are various ways of getting your message out there to ideally cultivate referrals. How do YOU get your message out there? Aside from traditional marketing and online marketing, if you are not networking, you are missing out on an enormous and potentially FREE marketing opportunity…
On a daily basis, I hear woes of businesses losing market share, reporting losses, struggling and unsure as to how they are going to stay in business. When asked about their networking efforts, they reply with “I don’t have time to network.”
NO TIME TO NETWORK? Networking is easily the lowest cost, highest form of marketing available.
If you are choosing to bypass networking opportunities, you’re making a choice to not try and grow your business thereby reducing your potential for success in this economy.
During these challenging times, many are finding themselves with more time and less money… Take advantage of the many networking opportunities available and make a decision to take control of your business NOW. Get out there, plant the seeds for your business today and cultivate those relationships for business in the future.
What are YOU doing to grow your business as a result of the challenges the economy has posed?
(This post was also a guest blog on the High Velocity Blog)