09 August 2009
Most marketers will agree that one of the absolute best forms of marketing is word of mouth. This is also one of the first forms of marketing each new business takes advantage of and uses with some success. Beyond our family and friends, what are some options for advertising? Well, we all know the basics: phone books, newspapers, magazines, flyers (ie Welcome Utah, Valpak, MoneyMailer, etc), tv, radio, the list goes on and on....One of the cheapest forms of advertising is also one of the best forms, Networking! There are many ways to do this, but by far the most successful is to join a networking group. This is where SLBIZZNET comes in. SLBIZZNET was formed by 3 individuals with many many years of networking experiences in good groups and bad groups. We have combined our efforts to bring the best of all worlds to you!
A basic description of a networking group: A weekly meeting, usually lunch (but sometimes breakfast), where small business owners and/or salespeople meet and greet, so to speak! We encourage everyone to arrive early so the ordering can take place before the meeting officially gets started. During the meeting, each member and each guest will be given about 60 seconds (longer than one would think) to introduce themselves and their business. Be sure to end this with what type of person is the perfect lead for you at this time. Be normal, be creative, but just be there! After each person has had their 60 seconds. We have one member give a 5 minute spotlight where we learn even more about their business. All during the meeting, each person is encouraged to write up a lead for others in attendance. At the end of the meeting, usually right after the 5 minute spotlight, all leads are gathered for a drawing. The prize is something provided by the person giving the 5 minute spotlight. This can be something they sell, or a gift card from somewhere or just about anything they choose! It's most always worth it, though! After the meeting is officially ended, you can finish up any visiting (networking) you need and be on your way, back to your busy schedule!
So, with the basics all explained, grab your business cards, your appetite and excitement and join us this week and every week:
SLBizznet, business to business networking...SOLVED!!!
Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm Denny's 2222 W. 3500 S.WVC RSVP: Rebecca, 801-755-8805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time." - Henry Ford