In a world where 1 out of 10 small businesses make it to 5 years, lets take a look at 10 tips for Small Businesses. I have had a close-up view of numerous business successes and failures — including a few of my own.
6. Have a network to refer too. While you are singular in focus, be sure to be able to refer your client/customer to others. If you could refer to a service that you do not provide to an ‘associate’, how would that make your business look? Have you set up an affiliate relationship where there is exchange for a referral? Maybe it is simply reciprocal referrals. This could be an exclusive leads group, (ie. BNI, LeTip, American Spirit, etc) or your own rolodex.