Marketing ideas for small business.
Has your phone been quiet lately?
Here are 3 tips to fix it (down below)
You've spent years of blood sweat & tears building your business to be what it is today.
It's cost you and your family a lot, to have the business you have.
What if you knew, your business was giong to go through a tough time, in the next two months?
What would you do if you knew April and May (every year) were going to be 'low months' for enquires? .
That inside information would be important to you, wouldn't it?
Here's the drum.
Your phone will be very quiet at times during April and May.
You may even be tempted to call your advertised number to check that it is still connected!
Sorry to sound like a wet blanket but, haven't you had enough 'down days'?
How many days have you spent playing cards with your staff instead of working?
How many times did you run out of 'inside work' in the last 3 months?
"But how do you know the next two months will be quiet , Paul?"
As I mentioned in a recent report,
I used to pay for hundreds of tradies and small businesses phone calls, in a system of 'accountable advertising'. I tracked every call each business received all year.
There was the usual boost from September to December when everyone wanted stuff done for Christmas - You could have told me about 'Silly Season' yourself, couldn't you.
But nearly every business sector across Sydney, had their lowest months for phone calls during April and May - Every Year.
"Why did that happen Paul?" you say.
I have no idea!
To this day I don't know why people sit on their wallets during those months - but they do.
And every business I talk to, say how quiet things have got.
[All those except the 'Hot Water' companies!]
Now you know. What can you do?
Here are 3 tips on what to do:
1. Don't cut out your advertising
("But, Paul I don't have as much money to pay for it!")
Yes, I know cash flow will be tight.
Get this - there are big franchises (like Jim's etc, and the other larger competitors of yours) who WAIT for the down times, to increase their advertising spend!
Yep, the big boys - they spend more, during the down times.
"Why would they do that?" you may ask.
Well, they know the rest of you, are going to let go of 'market share', by backing down on your marketing. So they grab a bigger slice of the pie, when you let it go.
That's mean and nasty. Yep - but that's business.
The big franchises then go to all those guys who started their businesses during the busy Summer months and offer to buy them out - I know I listened to the CEO's of those companies. I watched them rub their hands together with glee, as the little guys struggle with the seasonal fluctuations.
2. Begin now, to mine the goldmine of the sticky beaks near those jobs you and your staff are working on now. The 3X3 System works. Click below to watch a You Tube video of Dave. Dave got all his new business from this system
p.s. If you want to talk about me coming to train you and your staff in all the finer points of this method - click here.
3. Because there will be fewer phone calls, there will be fewer quotes to do;
less quotes = less work, right?
It just means you need to WIN more quotes during the down time.
You need 'The Secrets of Winning More Quotes', don't you?
I know you already do OK with your quoting. You get 6 jobs out of every 10 quotes you do (except if they are brand new prospects - then it drops to 3, doesn't it?) .
How much extra time could you spend with your wife & family - if you could nudge that up to 7 or 8 jobs out of every 10 quotes?
[No, I don't recommend you lower your price either - I want you to charge more!]
Don't take it from me, listen to what Alex Thomson from Thomson Plumbing had to say about 'The Secrets of Winning More Quotes':
“Of all the seminars I have attended, this workshop has given me user friendly tools to implement straight away ... I felt empowered ... Realising we used to just ‘Quote and Hope’, we decided to implement just one of Paul’s ideas and it has increased our quote close rate by 50% already .... amazing”
- Alex Thomson - Thomson Plumbing - mobile 0408 280 200
n.b. Alex has OK'd me to give out her phone number - she wants to tell you the truth about 'The Secrets of Winning More Quotes' and the difference it has made to their 'bottom line'.
"I'm happy to help - Paul" she said.
Please call her - it's OK.
'The Secrets of Winning More Quotes' is now a 6 session course. (1.5 - 2hrs each)
Yes, it's still one-on-one coaching, at your home or office (or now we can meet 'face-to-face' on Skype at a time more convenient for both of us)
Am I expensive . . . . ?
(What is it costing you, in lost quotes at the moment, when it's quiet?)
You better ask Alex about that too, when you call.
Be smart, grab market share while your competition are reducing their marketing.
Missing Piece Marketing
phone 0407 261 900 (or +61407261900 if you are calling from outside Australia - please consider the time in Sydney Australia)
p.s. It's always better to call Alex after 10am and before 3pm. Thanks. (she'll kill me if I don't tell you that)
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