40 ways to increase business

July 23, 2009

signWant more sales? Try these 40 tips for increasing business and profit. 1. Be nice, all of the time 2. Under-promise, over-deliver 3. Track everything 4. Advertise for profit 5. Hold a contest 6. Provide great customer support 7. Offer free shipping 8. Include warranties and guarantees 9. Distribute press releases 10. Contact editors and journalists directly when you have something newsworthy 11. Ask your customers and your employees for advice 12. Listen to what they have to say 13. Create a customer rewards program 14. Start a newsletter 15. Launch a direct-mail marketing campaign 16. Have a sale 17. Network 18. Give to charity 19. Be active in your community/church/social group/etc. 20. Publish articles 21. Speak at events 22. Become a media source 23. Follow up, follow up, follow up 24. Upsell 25. Sell on Ebay 26. Promote one product or service at a time 27. Shake hands and make eye contact 28. Laugh, be yourself 29. Think like a customer 30. Reward your staff 31. Create a “deluxe” model or “premium” service 32. Accept multiple forms of payment 33. Help others 34. Stay honest 35. Join a business group 36. Keep your business card on-hand. Always 37. Take a vacation – it refreshes the creative mind 38. Enjoy what you love – it motivates the soul 39. Challenge yourself to be better, to outperform your competitors through diligence 40. Know and understand the meaning of the phrase “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanks for your article I am pleased to know I am already practicing most of these already. This is my 3rd business and I have grown by leaps and bounds in the last 7 years

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