Thursday, May 5, 2011

5 Tips On What To Do With Business Contacts

Greetings bloggers and readers welcome to another entry.

So you have all those business cards and don't know what to do with them now what?

Here are 5 tips to help you use those contacts to get you big business.

1.  Find those business cards.
Yes we have all done it, been to the conference swopped business cards, come back to the office and dropped the business cards in the inbox or desk drawers.  Now is the time to go find them all, you might even find notes you scribbled on them for business ideas.   Sort them out and setup a business database of contacts or clients or prospects, call it what you want.   Add their names, addresses, emails, telephone numbers and schedule times to call them and setup meetings.

2.  Categorize your contacts.
Some of your contacts might not be able to help you but they may be able to help other business contacts you know.  Make sure you know who does what and remember it the next time you are at a meeting with someone.

3.  Email them newsletters.
Email your contacts and ask them if you can send them your free newsletters and add them to your database of newsletter subscribers.   Keep them in the loop with your sales or specials.

4.  Remember their important dates.
It's always a nice touch to send your contacts a card or greeting for important dates in their lives such as birthdays or anniversaries or religious days that are important to them.

5.  Keep in touch.
Stay in touch with your contacts and meet regularly with them for a coffee.  You never know they just might be able to put you in touch with that billion dollar contact.

Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Falcon's Cove Consulting
Motivational Speaker & Biz Analyst & IT Consultant

email to book Fred for a talk or to help you with your social media brand.

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