How Do You Make Your Clients Feel?

Think about the last interaction you had with your service provider. Think about how you felt at the end of that interaction. There are three ways you could have felt. You may have had a negative reaction. It may just be a neutral reaction or a positive reaction. These reactions may be random, but as […]

How To Encourage Referrals

A great way to grow your business is through referrals. If you ask people what the most successful way to grow their business is, often you will hear through word of mouth referrals. The reason is because instead of having a cold contact that you have to get to know, a referral is a warm […]

The Power of Reciprocity

Did your parents ever tell you to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you?”  Even though I didn’t want to hear it as a kid, it really is good advice.  Dictionary.com defines reciprocity as a mutual exchange.  Basically, reciprocity is when you do something nice for someone, they tend to want […]

Avoid DANGEROUS Gift Giving

Gift giving is motivated by many reasons, but the most dangerous reason is a feeling of obligation.  When you give because you feel obligated, you aren’t giving at your best.  You probably feel pressure and you throw something together just so you can check it off your list.  When you do this, it isn’t meaningful.  […]

Why Service Professionals Need a Client Appreciation Plan

If you are in the service industry, you deliver mostly intangibles to your clients.  They may have a bigger bank account, a smaller waistline, or a beautiful website when they are done working with you, but most of what you do for them they can’t physically see. A client appreciation gift can be a tangible […]

The Courageous Entrepreneur Podcast

  Listen in to a great conversation as Winnie Anderson interviews me for The Courageous Entrepreneur podcast.

Do You Have a Professional Network?

When you are just starting out, you may feel alone. I remember when I first started my business. No one knew who I was. No one knew I was even in business. I didn’t have colleagues I could turn to. I had no connections, no professional network. Except I did have a network. I had […]

Why Collecting Business Cards Might NOT be the Answer

When I started in business, I bravely went to my first networking group. I KNEW I needed to bring business cards with me. So I made my own. I was so proud. I wanted to give them away to everyone who would take one. And people were thrilled to give me theirs in return. I […]

2018 Client Loyalty Summit

Have you ever wondered why some businesses grow and have a reputation, even though it seems like they do very little marketing and advertising? My guess is they have built loyalty.   When you have loyalty in your business, you keep your clients longer they become an unpaid sales force for you – sending referrals […]

Know, Like, Trust, Loyalty

You’ve probably heard about know, like, trust from a marketing standpoint. These three pillars are also the building blocks for loyalty. Here’s how know, like, trust factors into loyalty. Know. People are loyal to people they know and brands they know. Sometimes they feel loyal because they know you share a commonality. Maybe personally you are […]