In a perfect world, the minute you open the doors to your business, customers come flooding in. The phone rings off the hook with clients in need of your products or services…in a perfect world. Since we don’t live in a fairytale, increasing customers requires work. You need to be actively doing something to increase customers. You need to be promoting your business, providing top quality customer service so people recommend you to all their friends, and being creative about getting your business out there while making it stand out against competitors. Anyone that runs a business knows that you can’t just sit around twiddling your thumbs, hoping that clients will just come to you. Running your business is a fine balance of seeking new clients, while managing the work load of your existing customer base.
So, how do you increase customers?
We’ve asked a few of our customers in various industries what methods they’ve used to increase customers and what has worked for them. Some customers stuck with one tried and true method, while others have experimented with a few ways to increase customers.
Here are 5 proven methods for increasing customers that have been tested by our customers.