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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 January 16, 2019
Get out your pink paint. Or your coral, or yellow, or teal. By the time you finish reading this column, you’re going to be painting one wall of your small business a color that will “pop” on Instagram. Why? Because Instagram is today’s powerhouse social media site for consumer businesses. If you can give customers … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on January 2, 2019
Like many small business owners and entrepreneurs, I start each new year with resolutions to improve my business life. Since I document those new year resolutions in my USAToday column, I’m able to go back and reflect on how I’ve done. I dusted off my list from 1999—20 years ago—to see how those resolutions turned … Read more »
By Rhonda Abrams on December 19, 2018
Are you the Scrooge in your small business? Remember “A Christmas Carol”—Charles Dickens’ tale of a miserly business owner visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Let’s imagine the story with a contemporary small business owner who’s a stingy Scrooge. It’s a blustery Christmas Eve, and you’re Ebby Scrooge, a small business … Read more »