Most people run their business thinking about what will be best for them. Most entrepreneurs and business owners operate in a short sighted manner. They are slowly or sometimes more aggressively, killing off the geese that lay these beautiful golden eggs for their company. This killing is because they are neglecting the most important asset in their life...their customers. Through poor relationships and thoughtless interactions, customer loyalty crumbles and value diminishes. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Did you know that a business just down the street from yours may be able to help double your profits this year? Or does this sound a little too far-fetched? Maybe. If you operate a retail store that sells tires, and the business down the road is a hair salon, you may have a hard time making this happen. However, loose partnerships between complementary, non-competing businesses can be a financial goldmine when implemented strategically. And your partner may be just steps away!
How can one marketing message be of no interest, while a different message about the same product can be made so interesting, you read every word and take the requested action? The real question is, “What motivates you?” What gets and holds YOUR attention? What makes a product or service so irresistible you want it and you want it now?
The boutique furniture store was loaded with spectacular, one of a kind masterpieces and original works of art from many of the top wood workers, metal workers and artist in the State of Texas. Walking through the showroom was a memorable experience because every piece was totally unique and masterfully handcrafted.
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Wait. Cost of Sale? Don’t sales make us money? How can it cost us? Coming from the hypothesis that God does not make direct deposits, the fact that they gold rush is over, bitcoin possibly but it’s up in the air, and stealing is unacceptable -- getting money effortlessly is nearly impossible. It takes effort to turn prospects into long-term customers. You must focus on generating awareness, establishing trust, building a relationship, and creating a conducive environment where people are ready to buy from you.
A few posts ago, we talked about project P&L. To quickly recap the concept behind project P&L is let me give an example regarding fixed fee projects:
If I ask a client for $10,000, then I will do X. If they give me $1000, then I will do Y. If I ask for $45,000, then they will get the Z package. For each package, there is a finite scope of work. I give them the scope and then the either sign or don’t sign the deal. But it is not always that simple. Sometimes, it takes me longer to do what I said I will do. Sometimes, I underestimate the needs of the project and I have to do a lot more than I originally estimated.