February Best of Contemporary Business Solutions

by "Get it Done Girl" on February 26, 2013 · 0 comments

in Free Agency

Are You Collecting Testimonials?

People do business with others that they know, like and trust. I’ve been hearing that for the past year; even more so since I started my business in November.

Clients are always hesitant to engage with a new business for the first time. They’re not sure if the business can deliver what they promised; they’re not sure they’re going to get value from the relationship. Testimonials can reassure your prospects that you have a successful track record.

Now, there are great testimonials and then there are not-so-stellar testimonials. You’re asking your client to take time out of their day to write something for you, so you should make the process as easy as possible.

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Training For The Hy-Vee Triathlon Has Taught Me…

  • When you think you can’t run anymore, walk for 30 seconds and then continue – it’s the only way you’re going to get stronger. There are some days when I struggle with getting all of my client work done – but I must. Taking short breaks really re-energizes my body and mind so I can push through.
  • Nutrition is important. You can train longer and be a better employee when you nourish your body correctly. After mile 3, I need water; if I don’t drink any, I’m not going to be able to make it to the finish. If you skip lunch, you know the consequences!

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10 Ways to Cleanly Skin a Cat

This post isn’t really about different ways to skin a cat without getting your hands dirty – what it IS about is virality.

A post with this title could be a metaphor for the approach you take to professionally dealing with a difficult client. It could also be a metaphor for diffusing a sticky situation with a group of volunteers. Whatever the REAL storyline is, you’re going to get more clicks if you use a stickier title

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