A recent article, Get Off the Feast-and-Famine Treadmill by Deena Anreise says that your business growth is mostly dependent on referrals particularly when you offer a professional service. However, the trouble is, you’re probably too busy doing your current business and keeping your reputation to influence new referrals and nurture them to new business.
The answer is to hire a personal or virtual assistant to do the following administrative tasks that will help you drive consistent referral generating and nurturing activities.
1. Find the significant networking events:A personal assistant can keep a schedule of events (in convention centers, conference/meeting rooms for rent, etc.) that will help you meet people relevant to your business. Once at the event, don’t focus on whether lots of potential new clients will be there. Instead, simply enjoy the event. Your main objective at events is not to get a new client instantly, but to build a network of followers that will remember you when they hear of someone who needs your service.
2. Remind you to get in touch with new connections: At an event, you can make new acquaintances which are a potential source of new business. For example, you can have a snapshot of each business card that you’re handed at an event and send them immediately to your virtual assistant in shared office space Orlando to upload them into your CRM. Then he/she will remind you to get in touch with your new acquaintances with a simple greeting through email or text that can lay the foundation for future referrals.
3. Help you sustain and nurture your contacts consistently. She/he can make a draft of some personal emails you can send every day or remind you of your meetings with your clients in meeting space Orlando.
These tasks can be delegated to a virtual assistant so you can provide superior services while increasing your referrals. Looking for a prestigious business location to persuade potential clients that you are a legitimate professional service provider? YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.