Networking 2

Written by Chuck and Sue DeFiore

Another way to network is by using an 800 number and establishing a network of experts to refer your clients/customers to. An 800 number provides a way for your customers to reach you. You can answer information needs, resolve problems and obtain information from your customers. You will of course need to publicize your 800 number in your promotional materials, and advertisements. The best way to getrepparttar most out of your 800 number is to have a definitive plan on how you will employ it. Will you have prospects call to find out more about your products/services? Will you provide information when they call and then follow-up with printed materials, or will you direct them to a source?

After you have decided what you wantrepparttar 117667 800 number to do, put yourself in your customer's place, and be sure you are meeting all their needs. Ask yourself, if you knew nothing about what you were selling, wouldrepparttar 117668 information your 800 number is providing give you all that you need to make an informed decision.

An 800 number allows you to network on a broad level to areas and customers you might not have reached with just a long distance number. Many individuals will not make a long distance call, but will call an 800 number. If your business allows, have a network of experts to refer your customers to, or if you are selling products, additional sources for your products.

Organizational Techniques - Tickler and Chron File

Written by Chuck and Sue DeFiore

One ofrepparttar biggest problems we encounter in our consulting with businesses, and our students, is time management and organizational techniques. This article will concentrate on some good organizational strategies. Two ofrepparttar 117666 best organizational techniques I have found overrepparttar 117667 years arerepparttar 117668 Tickler File andrepparttar 117669 Chron File. This article will concentrate on how to use them everyday in your business.

A Tickler file is used extensively inrepparttar 117670 legal arena. A Tickler file is a file in which you put items that you need to take care of by a certain date. For example, an accordion file is used inrepparttar 117671 legal office,repparttar 117672 accordion file has dates from 1-31 with monthly folders (January-December). If a court case is to go to trial on June 13th with depositions to take place through May,repparttar 117673 case would be put inrepparttar 117674 accordion file in April, so that letters could be sent out in April to those who need to be deposed in May. The letter for a particular individual would be placed inrepparttar 117675 appropriate day for May thatrepparttar 117676 person was to come in, or evenrepparttar 117677 day before with a note to call and remind this individual they have an appointment. Anyway you getrepparttar 117678 idea. The tickler file allows you to put notes, files or letters in them as a reminder (tickle your memory) for you to do something. The tickler file is also a great way to get allrepparttar 117679 papers off your desk. When I am done atrepparttar 117680 end ofrepparttar 117681 day, I place my to do list (withrepparttar 117682 items to be done), in my tickler file. My tickler file is a legal size accordion file, which is numbered 1-31. I have made up my own monthly files. Yes, you can purchase manila files withrepparttar 117683 months already on them, however, they are expensive, an expense I don't think is necessary. My tickler file is inrepparttar 117684 drawer of my desk. When I am finished atrepparttar 117685 end ofrepparttar 117686 day, all ofrepparttar 117687 items I am still working on are placed in my tickler file forrepparttar 117688 next day. Sorepparttar 117689 tickler file can serve a two-fold purpose, clearing off your desk atrepparttar 117690 end ofrepparttar 117691 day, along with acting as reminder and keeping track of what needs to be done inrepparttar 117692 upcoming days and months for you.

For those of you running your own Lease Purchasing business it also allows you to tickle a reminder to yourself to run your ads on a consistent basis, utilize your marketing strategies, Real Estate meetings, speeches, and articles to write, along withrepparttar 117693 other items you need to do.

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