How many times to you follow up with prospects?

Statistics tell us that 80% of sales are made after the 5th contact, yet only 10% of salespeople make more than 3 contacts. Logically, you can see that there is a need to follow up with prospects more than 5 times. Yet, you may find that after you make the first contact, you wait and […]

Having a Follow up System Helps Your Business Grow

In business, you may have heard the analogy of planting seeds and growing crops. If marketing is planting seeds and sales are the harvest, what comes between those two events? On a farm, the farmer doesn’t plant in the spring, go on vacation and then show up to harvest in the fall. There is a […]

Top 10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Your Business.

Many businesses celebrate an annual holiday in December. Few celebrate Valentine’s Day. You can stand out by doing one of these things in your business this year.   Send Valentine’s cards to all your clients from last year saying, “I love doing business with you.” Send Valentine’s cards to your strategic partners saying, “I love […]

Creating a Follow Up Plan

Creating a follow up plan is like insulating your home. The upfront effort pays off later. If you have ever owned a home, you have probably spent money on glamorous things like insulation. According to, the average homeowner spends $1359 to insulate their home. You could also use that money to fly to Florida […]

Invest in Follow Up

Follow up is an upfront cost of time in your business. There is always something you would rather do with that time. But being disciplined to set aside the time to follow up pays dividends in your business. The time you invest in follow up turns into new clients, which increases your revenues. Think of […]

Cleaning Your House can Teach You About Follow up Activities

Follow up activities in your business is a lot like cleaning house. I love a clean house, but I hate cleaning. It’s tedious. There’s always something more important to do. And when I let things go, they pile up quickly. Before you know it, dirty dishes and clutter are stacking up everywhere. When it gets […]

Push the Pause Button on Email Follow Up

Email follow up is quick, easy and inexpensive. You can send it whenever you think of it. It doesn’t matter if your prospect lives in a different time zone you don’t have to worry about what time it is. If you are working late, you won’t interrupt them. The problem with email follow up is […]

How to quadruple your open rate.

Email marketing is here to stay, but its effectiveness is decreasing. Email is a great way to reach a lot of people at a low investment of time and money. You can reach an email list of thousands all at once. The problem is, in boxes are overflowing and open rates have dropped. According to […]

Steps in a Relationship Marketing Plan

Knowing that it costs anywhere from 5 to 30 times more to gain a new client than retain an existing one, you are probably already sold on the value of a relationship marketing plan.  You understand how important it is for each person who has contact with your business to feel like a person, not […]

What is a Relationship Marketing Plan?

You probably have a marketing plan. It is important to plan for how you are going to get the word out about your business. Marketing is promoting and selling your products and services. Relationship marketing looks at your communication as a way to build life-long relationships with your contacts, rather than treating them as one-time […]