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7 Growth Opportunity Questions
As you create your travel plans, ask yourself and your team the following 7 questions to help you discover new growth opportunities on the road.
Define Your Wins
Take the time to define the short- and long-term goals of your business trip. A little pre-planning can lead to big returns!
Turn One Trip Into Multiple Wins
It can pay to extend your business trip by a day, add one or two strategic to-dos to your agenda, and build your business even more.
Build Your Local Intelligence
Before arriving at your destination and meeting with customers and prospects, to prepare, do some research and then fill out this worksheet.
What to Do When You Return
In some ways, the most important part of your trip happens when you return. Track your many leads, sales, and ideas on this worksheet—and then follow up.
Your High Return on Travel Plan
Before your next business trip, take time to create your a travel plan that will make the most of your travel investment.
Can you pitch your business in the time it takes to go up 3 floors? This worksheet will help you hone your skills.
Social Networking Strategies
Like everything in business, social media needs a plan. Use this worksheet to build and bolster your social media presence and impact.
Keeping customers is important to the long-term health of your business. Make a plan for customer retention with this marketing worksheet.
Design a Business Card and Brochure
Tried-and-true marketing tactics like business cards and brochures may seem old fashioned but the truth is they work.
Table: Convert Prospects into Customers
You’ve attracted prospects, now build relationships, and turn those prospects into customers.
Worksheet: Convert Prospects into Customers
Use this worksheet to determine which strategies you'll use to turn prospects into customers.
Wondering if your customers think you're doing a good job? Ask them!
It pays to take care of your best customers. Loyalty programs make customers feel valued and keep them coming back.
Use this worksheet to list newsworthy ideas and to list potential media contacts who cover issues related to your company.
By Rhonda Abrams on December 10, 2018
During this holiday season, one of the perennially most popular movies is the classic It’s a Wonderful Life Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, It’s a Wonderful Life shows how each life has meaning—more meaning than we ourselves realize. It touches our hearts because the film proves that even a common person can make a big … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on December 5, 2018
Twenty years ago, I was trying to raise venture capital for a Silicon Valley startup venture I’d launched with a female partner. We had Fortune 100 sponsors and a huge bank ready to invest a million dollars. They had just one requirement: we needed a venture capitalist (VC) to also invest. We thought we had … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on November 21, 2018
Let’s face it. By the Sunday after Thanksgiving, you’re exhausted. You cooked. You ate. You cleaned. You watched football and parades. And you absolutely need to escape the relatives. On Black Friday, you braved crowds for disappointing sales. You had a great time shopping on Small Business Saturday, but you still have a few hard-to-shop-for … Read more »