Who you should network with for your business
A lot of people don’t realize they have the potential to be successful in business ownership. The first step is learning how to network effectively with others who are interested in this type of work.
Hello and welcome to the Success Club Podcast, my name is Kaz Johnson and I am your host today, this is episode 185 and Today I am talking about who you should network with for your business
I wrote this blog post for new and small businesses who need to network with their customers and clients. I hope that it will help you understand the best way to do so, as well as provide some tips on how to make your networking experience a more positive one because networking is one of the most important aspects for any business, but it can be difficult to know where and who to start.
This blog post will help you find some networking partners in your industry that you may not have known about or considered before!
But with the right strategy and a few basic tools, you can have an online business up and running in no time.
Follow these 5 steps to get started:
1. Try to make your product or service as visible on the internet as possible
If you are in the process of starting or growing an online business, it is important to make your product or service as visible on the internet as possible. To do this, there are a few things that you can do. The first step is to create a website and blog for your company. This will give people information about what you offer and help them become familiar with all of your services before they purchase anything from you. You should also have Google Analytics installed on your site so that you know who visits and how often they visit – this way, if something isn’t working well, then you know where to look for solutions. Lastly, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow people to share their opinions about products or services much more quickly as well.
2. Make sure that you are using all of the social media channels available to you, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
Before you start thinking about how to grow your business, it’s important that you know which social media channels are available to you. The best thing about social media is that there are so many different platforms out there for everyone’s needs and preferences.
Facebook: This is a great platform for building relationships with your customers by interacting on their timeline or sending them personalized messages through Messenger. With 2 billion monthly active users as of December 31st 2017 (Statista), it can’t be beaten!
Twitter: This network allows brands to share news in 140 characters or less; perfect for sharing quick updates with your target audience
Instagram: So you’ve just joined Instagram, but don’t know how to get followers? Here are a few tips and tricks that have helped me grow my account.
Many people start a business with the intention of working for themselves and being their own boss. We are also in an age where new small businesses are popping up all over the place, including on social media networks like Instagram. However, there is one thing that many entrepreneurs don’t think about when starting their online business: how to get followers on Instagram.
First things first, make sure your profile is complete with an avatar photo and bio. Next, take the time to follow people in your niche so they can see what you post. You will want to stay active on the platform by posting regularly about topics relevant to your business or personal interests.
Lastly, if you haven’t already done so-follow me @kaz.johnson! I am always happy to help small businesses network their way online through social media marketing strategies like these!
3. Respond quickly to any customer queries or complaints
“I was in the grocery store this weekend, and I saw a customer who looked like she was having an issue with her phone. She tried to call the company on her phone but couldn’t get through so she walked up to the customer service desk, got their attention, and asked them for help. They quickly fixed her problem.”
How many times have you had an issue with your online business and didn’t know what to do? You could be sitting at home or out of town when your computer crashes or you receive negative feedback from a blog post. What should you do next? Start by responding quickly!
How many times have you received a customer complaint and felt like it was too much to handle? What about when the customer is not happy with their purchase or has an issue that needs to be resolved immediately?
4. Use a professional email address when communicating with customers online
A professional email address is the first impression you make on a potential customer. It’s your business card in digital form, so it should be an extension of who you are and what your company stands for.
5. Consider hiring someone who can help manage your social media accounts
Are you looking to grow your business by expanding online, but don’t know where to start? You may be thinking that it’s too hard and that you’ll never get the hang of it. That couldn’t be further from the truth!
I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely worth it to hire someone who can help manage your social media accounts. As a small business owner myself, I found out the hard way that managing my own social media account while running a company was not sustainable. Not only did I end up neglecting my business and causing customer service issues but I also ended up with low energy levels due to lack of sleep.
I hope that this post has helped you understand the basics of networking for business. If you have any questions about how to network effectively, please feel free to ask them in the comments below or reach out directly on social media! And if you’ve ever been successful with a conversation starter while networking, share it in the comment section as well so we can all learn from your experience. Who are some people who help grow your business? Let me know in the comments and be sure to include what type of work they do for your company too!
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