Ask For Referrals

Posted by David Chism | Thu, Feb 17, 2011

 Ask For Referrals
Although it is an excel­lent idea to put on your email sig­na­ture, let­ter­head and oth­er mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions that you love get­ting refer­rals, today is just a sim­ple reminder to ask for a refer­ral. Many of us don’t get a steady flow of refer­rals because we don’t ask. Teach your employ­ees to do the same thing. They know when a cus­tomer is pleased with their work. If they can be shown the ben­e­fits of ask­ing, they’ll do it. When they fin­ish a project, they should sim­ply ask, Can you think of a friend or neigh­bor who needs their house paint­ed?” or Who do you know in the next few weeks that could ben­e­fit from my ser­vice?” If they can’t think of some­one right then and there, ask if it is ok to trig­ger their think­ing in the near future. Any­one have a good way they cur­rent­ly ask for refer­rals? Love to hear your success!

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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