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Drink Coffee, Get Clients (Your Guide To Coffee Dates)

Drink coffee, get clients (your guide to coffee dates) by Jill CelesteCoffee dates (sometimes called one-to-ones) may be old-fashioned, but if you are looking for referrals and clients, going on coffee dates is a must do.

Some entrepreneurs shy away from coffee dates because they don’t know how to make it worth their time. Other entrepreneurs are not sure how to ask another business owner to join them for a coffee date.

If coffee dates are out of your comfort zone – or you’re not sure how to proceed – this is the marketing strategy for you.

I will share with you how to ask a potential referral source to join you on a coffee date, what to share on the coffee date, and what to do after the coffee date, so that you end up with referrals, and eventually, clients.

So, grab a cup of coffee – and let’s get started!

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Getting Referrals For Your Small Business

If you’re an entrepreneur, you must master the art of asking for a referral. That’s because referrals are one of the fastest ways to get your first client – and any new clients thereafter.

In fact, your business should always focus on getting referrals, even when you’re at full capacity. It’s an inexpensive and highly effective way to attract clients.

So, how do you get referrals for your business? Check out these four steps:

Getting Referrals For Your Small Business

Finding possible referral sources

So, who are your referral sources? Honestly, they can be anywhere! Start by making a list of who you know. Here’s a list to get your creative juices flowing: Continue reading