When you start up a new business you're going to be facing some pretty typical challenges. One such challenge is generating sales. In those tentative first months to a year, it is especially important to keep initial customers not only coming back for more, but bringing their friends with them.

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Written by AngelBiz
545 days ago

Your suggestion about building engagement with human touch is very important. It is only by building personal relationship with your customers you will be able to build loyal customer base and grow your business.

Another suggestion I have is to get involved in the community. Go visit local schools, churches, sports events, Chamber of Commerce and strike conversation with anyone while at the same time making them aware of your business and products / services. I have found this to be very useful especially for those just starting out.



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
545 days ago

Hi Harry,

I agree with your suggestion about getting involved with the community on a personal level and as a business, and face-to-face networking can really help you build awareness of your company/brand if you know how to do it properly. This off-line "marketing" can enhance the promotion and outreach of online businesses as well.



Written by tcamba
545 days ago

A touch of empathy can really go a long way for a business. Humans like to talk. It's our natural instincts. Ask your customer, how was your day, good morning, looking good. Make small talk with your customers to let them feel that you truly treasure their presence. Thanks for sharing in Bizsugar!



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
545 days ago

Yeah, that human touch is very important. With time becoming a premium asset, there's been a lot of emphasis on outsourcing and automation lately. Though you may be able to accomplish more with these strategies, you'll lose a precious opportunity to connect with your market. There may be a greater ROI in empathy and a smile than the best CRM software or virtual assistant.



Written by bigmoneyweb
545 days ago

Offering discounts and maybe offering buy 2 and get one free is also another good marketing investment that I think will skyrocket any new business.



Written by bigmoneyweb
546 days ago

I agree with "Reward loyalty" because this will attract more customers and more sale in a long run. Thanks for sharing!



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
546 days ago

I look at it this way: offering discounts, upgrades, and additional value to your most loyal customers is a marketing investment.



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