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Get Out And Promote Your Business

My former and late business mentor told me this:
A closed mouth will never get fed!
In other words, if you don’t tell others about your Business, you just may not have any business. ~Angela B.

It’s time to get out the bull horn and start introducing your Business to your community!

This is the best time of the year to Market your Business. In fact, it’s almost back to school time and a great time to build enrollment!!

Please allow me to share my story of getting out and marketing my Business.

There is a hotel directly across the street from my Child Care Center. I noticed that there are families living in the hotel, so I decided to drive over to the hotel to see if I could leave flyers in the lobby.

I put a smile on my face, I introduced my self as the Owner of Learning Days and the Owner of the hotel, kindly agreed to allow me to display flyers is his lobby.

Also, I stopped by several local gas stations and asked if I could leave cards on the counter and they happily agreed to help me promote my Child Care business.

I want to encourage you to Get out and Promote your Business! Be sure to tell me all about your experience!!

With Your Success in Mind….

Shiketa
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Tips For Sharing Your Business Card

This blog post was inspired by one of my Facebook friends, Christina Margolis. The day before I published this blog post, I made a bank deposit and as I made the deposit, I decided to share a few of my business cards to the bank teller.

I waited for the teller to greet me after my transaction reached the inside of the bank and he said: “Good evening!  I replied, Hello! (with an exciting tone of voice), Good evening to you as well… then I said,  I own a center not too far from here, if you know someone looking for child care or preschool, please share my card with them. The teller said, Sure! Then I replied, thank you and you have a great day!”

I shared this moment with you, because I want to inspire you to get in the habit of telling others about your Business. In fact, if you are shy, that’s OK….just keep practicing and you will become more comfortable with sharing your Business cards. I’m introverted by nature, however, over the years, I have come out of my shyness and I tell others about my business on a regular basis.

The next time that you are in the grocery store or  out shopping and you see a mom or dad with children,  that’s a great opportunity for you to gain a potential client.

For example: Slowly walk over to the parent, (smile) and say, “Excuse me ma’am or sir , I see that you have some beautiful children and I was wondering if your children are enrolled in childcare or a preschool program?”  If the parent says no, consider Offering  the family a trial day in your program and give the parent  a few  of your business cards. Then say, “It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!”

If the parent already has childcare, you could simply say: ” I was just wondering if you were in need of childcare, because I own a Child Care Business and if you are ever seeking to make a change in your child care provider, feel free to give me a call (hand the parent your Business card). Thanks for taking the time to speak with me and you have a great day.”

I look forward to reading your comments about today’s blog post. Be sure to leave your comment below.

To your Success!

Shiketa

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