How many times have friends and associates have offered you to help with your business? Like most of the people, you may not have accepted the offer considering it of not that much importance. You let the opportunity slip because you didn’t gave it enough thought that what kind of help would you be in need in your business. But when help is offered, you should be prepared to respond to it and take advantage by stating a specific need.
So don’t let this opportunity get wasted and always be prepared with some simple requests that can make a real difference in the success of your business. There are many ways your sources can help to promote your business, you just need to be aware of what kind of help you actually need.
Exhibit your marketing material:
Your product and content for marketing need to be displayed well in order to promote your business. Your sources can exhibit this material at places where visitors can read the information and ask questions about it. This way the visibility for your business will be increased and it will get promoted without much effort.
Making announcements for your services:
In meetings held for their own purpose, your sources can make announcement for your brand or service that you are offering. When your products will be exhibited in other’s events, people will get to know about them more quickly.
Endorsing you in informal conversation:
Presentations and informal conversations are also a good place for your sources to introduce your brand. They can tell how they have benefited by using your products and encourage others to use your products as well.
Help you initially with new sources:
The best way your sources can help your introduce to a new referral is by emailing or meeting the prospect first and tell them about you. Your resource can help you build relationships faster through their personal introduction.
Publishing information on your behalf:
Your resources can help by providing information about you and your business by printing in publications they subscribe to. In companies they have influence or some input, they can help to show-case you in their newsletters as an expert in your field.
Use the online network:
Your events and projects can be notified through online contacts. Your sources can refer you to the people in their network with your visible business profile and biographical information. They can provide recommendations for the rest of the network once you are connected to them.