Creative Ways to Increase Business
Business can be difficult in a slow economy, and business owners and managers often have to get creative to keep pulling in new customers and orders. Here are several creative ways to drum up business, even when the economy is sluggish.
• Everyone is putting on sales and advertising more to try to attract business. As a promotional products company, you can take advantage of this by taking out classified ads that advertise the marketing and advertising benefits of using your products. Business will see the opportunity for mutual growth and come to you with orders.
• Make sure you have good software solutions for business, information services and a strong onsite system, so that you can respond to customers in a timely fashion, provide a professional front on your website and give the best customer service possible. Focusing on providing the best business experience around will ensure that customers will return with their friends even when business is slow.
• Get creative with direct mail, and target groups that take advantage of your services. Focus around holidays and other times of good feelings and light spirits. Spring is a perfect time to begin a new campaign, as people are beginning to brighten and spend more time outside interacting with the world.
• Network with your own vendors and contractors. You never know where you will find a lucrative connection, so make sure you are friendly and open with everyone with whom you come into contact.
• Find out where small groups meet by studying your local newspaper and bulletin boards. Attend meetings and begin building relationships that can then benefit your business.