Growing your business BIG isn’t just a worthy goal. It’s a necessity for your business to survive and for your financial well-being. There is one thing that has really helped my business grow the most.
CREATE AND BUILD CONNECTIONS!
You’ve heard the saying “It’s not about how much money you have, it’s about who you know.” Well, I have found this to be so true! Here’s the #1 Tip for building your business big.
I talked about this today on Fresh Living on KUTV with Kari and Caitlyn. Check it out!
Why #1 Building a Team (Even before you can afford it!)
Having an intern work for you and with you will help you build your business by leaps and bounds! How do you hire someone though when you find yourself in that spot where you can’t afford to hire someone but you can’t afford not to hire someone? Hire an Intern! Or do a Trade!
Hire someone who you know who is looking to learn a skill you have and who needs a way to learn it. I love working with Interns! They get to learn skills working with me that they wouldn’t have an opportunity to learn anywhere else. I show them how to use online tools, how to manage a business, digital marketing, customer service, and other skills.
Once I train them, they can do the work for me in trade for a testimonial or even get hired on in a paid position with me. Mostly I love sending them clients of their own, through my contacts, so they can continue to build their business.
As long as the Intern learns something or benefits in some way and you do as well, then the Internship is successful.
TIP: Be sure to work out the details of what the work entails and what the benefits are for both parties before starting and you’ll be golden!
Why #2 Grow Your Business (With the help of 100!)
People ask me on a regular basis if I know someone who does plans events, does public relations, is a virtual assistant, or has other skills they are looking for. I’m sometimes called “The Connections Fairy God-Mother” and I love it.
By helping people get connected I’m building relationships of my own. They find connections that benefit them and in return often I can reach out and ask them to help me make a connection. It’s a win-win for everyone.
There isn’t a better way to grow your business than to create a list of 100 people that you know, like and trust to refer. In return reach out to these 100 people or businesses, let them know you have them on your list. Then ask if they would be willing to refer you back. If they know, like, and trust you then they won’t hesitate to reciprocate the referring.
Voila! You’ve got 100 people out there on your side helping you to grow your business!
TIP: Download your Core 100 template at https://yeswomensnetwork.com today!
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