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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Elevator Pitch

Can you pitch your business in the time it takes to go up 3 floors? This worksheet will help you hone your skills.

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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.

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Retaining Customers

Keeping customers is important to the long-term health of your business. Make a plan for customer retention with this marketing worksheet.

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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.

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Table: Convert Prospects into Customers

You’ve attracted prospects, now build relationships, and turn those prospects into customers.

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Worksheet: Convert Prospects into Customers

Use this worksheet to determine which strategies you'll use to turn prospects into customers.

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Satisfaction Survey

Wondering if your customers think you're doing a good job? Ask them!

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Loyalty Programs

It pays to take care of your best customers. Loyalty programs make customers feel valued and keep them coming back.

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Getting Publicity

Use this worksheet to list newsworthy ideas and to list potential media contacts who cover issues related to your company.

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Smallbiz Social Media

11 Small Biz Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

By Rhonda Abrams on February 15, 2017

Face it, some days you wish social media would just go away so you can get back to running your small business. Sure, you like Facebook for keeping up with family and friends, but what the heck are you supposed to post about your storage unit business? Instagram and Pinterest are great for pretty pictures, … Read more »

Regulations Cut?

Small Biz Regulation Cut? Not So Fast

By Rhonda Abrams on February 8, 2017

With smiling small business owners surrounding him, Donald Trump held a ceremony to sign one of his many Executive Orders on his tenth day in office. This Executive Order was drafted to keep one of Trump’s campaign promises of cutting regulations for small businesses. It’s a nice show, Mr. Trump. But that’s mostly what it … Read more »

Make customers love your small business

Make Customers Fall In Love With Your Biz

By Rhonda Abrams on February 6, 2017

Don’t let the heat of new attraction dim; nurture the relationship with your customers. In February, love is in the air. After all, February contains Valentine’s Day, American Heart Month, even Love Your Pet Day. But for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, I’m declaring February as Love Your Customers Month. Getting and keeping customers is like … Read more »