How can I best promote and find new clients for my business after re-locating?
Getting to pick up, move the family, and my business to a new location. What's the best advice for a company in a new location? Where is the best place to get the word out, and find new clients?
From a professional stand point, The Chamber of Commerce for your new local area is always a good start. LinkedIn can also be a great resource, especially when you use their advanced networking options. From a personal level, Meet-Ups are a great way to network for business with local entrepreneurs as well as social commonalities in a new city.
Joining your local chamber of commerce is the first thing you should do. I am a part of mine and it is the best way to hear about events going on. I often set up booths or tables at community events and it has been great for meeting other businesses and new customers. Depending on your business, face-to-face networking is the best way to go usually when trying to gain attraction quickly in a new city.
Join a networking group like BNI, your local Chamber, a Rotary, or other networking group. Attend networking events. You can also find groups on MeetUp.com
Build relationships in your community. Also, speaking publicly is a great way to position yourself as an expert and connect with people in your target market. Don't be afraid to give your best content, and know how to "speak to sell." Every time I speak I get clients from it.
I didn't look at your profile to see what you do, but finding speaking gigs is usually pretty easy.
Volunteer also or join a local committee.
Hope these helps!
What do you love to do? Your marketing will work if you enjoy it. Do you love meeting people at networking, public speaking, writing, producing videos, social media? Follow your passion.
Don't know what your exact business is but find some good/active networking groups to join or a chamber of commerce to start getting the word out. Everyone else has made excellent suggestions.
First of all make you known to others, to those who may find your business very good for them; for instance head hunters, agencies for work and so on. I don't know what is your job. I make transcriptions of medical congresses, now there is a terrible stop in that field due to the economic crisis hitting everywhere. I'm looking for something that can give me a new way to survive!!!
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1. Have new business cards (with updated info, of course) printed up immediately. Carry a few with you everywhere you go (as in, EVERYWHERE). Oh, and give them out!
2. See what the local Chamber of Commerce has to offer. Many have "free" events that you can attend (i.e., without being a paid Chamber member).
3. See what other networking groups are around. Some may be organized via the likes of Facebook, and don't "restrictions or fees (such as BNI). I find these groups to be more genuine as well.
4. See what the options are for MeetUp groups, and use them to make new friends, mingle, and network. Did I mention to bring biz cards with you everywhere you go?
5. If you don't already have a mailing list, start one. In either case, be sure that you have a specific list for the local community, if you have services that are only offered locally and you do not want to bother others with.
6. Join LinkedIn groups for your local area.
7. Volunteer for a worthy cause (or two). This should be a sincere effort, though, with no expectations for anything in return. If you're volunteering only because you expect something in return, then you are bartering (in my opinion). Be real.
8. Make an effort to meet other parents at your kids' school.
9. Don't rely on Twitter for much of anything, unless you're a rock star.
10. Put together a Marketing Plan.
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I highly recommend you get in touch with the towns, registering business sector, with opportunity for RFP's.
The local chamber of commerces (join as many as possible) attract local business owners for lunch or dinner metings and provide a directory for community and inexpensive marketing.
If your familiar with Facebook, it is simple to get your branding and image out in under three days to over 1000 companies minimum if your able to use it properly and free advice if needed - jcannon at icmg dot com.
And use time to pick up directories, using a consultant to generate meeting and new revenue with cold calling .
Start by determining who your best client is. Small business, or are they larger businesses? Medium? Once you do that, figure out what job position would be the one who makes the decision to take advantage of your product or service. From there, target those individuals as precisely as you can to avoid spending $$ to reach a broader market, many of whom may not be your best client at all. It's one of the major advantages of promotional products - directly to the intended audience, no wasted coverage.
How far away from your current location is your move? If it's within a reasonable distance (I'd say 10 miles), I would start by advertising to your current customers to entice them to 'move' with you. (You could have coupons or discounts if they come to your new location.) If it is a further move, I would begin by doing some recon on your competition in your new location. Next, I would do some research on the demographics of your new location to find out if your target audience is the same as it was, and if so then follow through with similar advertising/promotions that you did in your old location. This is a complicated question to answer without more details, but hopefully this is at least a springboard for you.
Of course, use Twitter and other social media to announce your presence and your relocated business. Join the Chamber of Commerce - good way to get introduced to the local business community and pick up relevant tips for marketing in the new area.
Consider partnering with another marketing firm in the new area - find a way to engage in a collaborative exchange or event such as a substantive client giveaway. For example, offering a free breakfast seminar for 15-20 prospective clients and sharing information that relates to both businesses. Good luck!
There are several ways to get the visibility you'll need to be noticed.
First, joint the Chamber of Commerce and sponsor or host an event.
Joint the Rotary where you have moved to. Build relationships to help promote your business. Find any networking group and host a Business Card Exchange or networking meeting at your new location. Use these resources to get a press release out about your organization. Business is business and most of these groups will be happy to help you.
Sponsor a local team for one of the schools. There are countless ways to get visibility and to get known if you are creative and work at it. Find a local group and adopt their cause. Join in to a local fundraiser. All these are ways to get you high visibility in a relatively short period of time.
John E. Stanojev, President
Capital Ins. & Inv. Planning, LLC
Check out the local Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, or the Library. These were the best resources when I relocated to Central New York in 2012.
Join networking groups, such as LeTip, BNI and others. Join the chamber of commerce. Contact all your connections and ask them to introduce you to someone they know in your new location. Networking, networking and networking.
Hi Rodney, I would look into networking groups. There all over. Some dont cost anything. I belong to WRS and TEAM. They are good and low cost.
Then try Chamber of Commerce meetings. Go to MeetUp.com also.
Place your business on MerchantCircle.com. Network with other businesses also. What is it your selling?
A great way to get the word out that you have moved and attract new business is by getting booked as a guest on local radio shows and talking about areas of interest with your business.
I would also add press releases to that, to make people aware of your new location as well as some specific information about your business expertise.
I think you should do these three moves:
2) Email marketing;
Besides, you should ask to your old clients if they have someone in the new area who can introduce you to the new market because word of mouth is the best way to advertise any business.