Previously, I blogged about the importance of face-to-face contact in generating leads for your WSI franchise
. This is a good, long-term tactic to adopt because once you get used to it; the process is very easy to maintain as a habit, and really lets your clientele get to know you in a sense. However, it isn’t the only way to develop such “face time” when promoting your business.
One tactic that can really work out for you is to host small, informal seminars which review what you offer to local businesses who might be interested in your services.
There are really two ways to go about the seminar process today — on-location and online.
An on-location seminar is fairly straightforward:
Invite local business owners to an area you have designated for your presentation, be it your office, your town’s conference center or your own home if you have sufficient viewing space. Do make sure you can afford to provide refreshments (even a cup of tea or coffee goes a long way in keeping people content while they hear you out). The advantage of this is it really allows the natural flow of the Q&A that comes at the end of a seminar.