Online social marketing is “all the rage” (wow–do people still use that term?), but there’s a lot to be said for actually looking in someone’s eyes while talking to them and being able to shake their hand. This week, I would like to encourage you to meet and network with people about your business face-to-face. A lot of people feel a larger trust and attachment to people they can actually sit down with over a cup of coffee with and discuss their project.
This week, I plan on face time networking with at least one client in person and continuing to develop personal networking relationships with my colleagues at my weekly Business Referral Group. If you don’t have a group of entrepreneurs that you get together with on a regular basis, I would encourage you to seek one out. It has been very beneficial to me in so many ways!
I’d love to hear what you are doing to market your business this week!
I agree, face to face networking is super great afterall, it was the only way to go until the internet surfaced 🙂
I’m not a huge fan of passing out business cards – they sometimes tend to get put to the side with not much interest in picking them up again however, giving samples (depending on the type of business) with your name and contact information attached to them – is a great way to get the word out about what we do.
Kim Smith says
Samples are a GREAT idea, Regina! I’ve been thinking of ordering some promotional items for just such occasions, since I can’t really hand someone a website. Haha!