In business, leverage refers to maximizing what you have to go much farther. You can leverage your business using financing; however, like many small businesses and entrepreneurs, you probably have limited financial resources to do so. Therefore, we shall focus on leveraging your business through relationships.
One of the most powerful tools to grow your business is creating strategic partnerships or alliances. While many small business professionals and entrepreneurs seek the “quick fix” of spamming their information across all paths of the internet, they quickly discover it is ineffective. It is important to focus your efforts on customers that are the best fit within areas you service.
To achieve this, you need to align with other businesses that are in your area and that regularly meet with the same local consumers you want to meet with.
For example, a local plumber might visit 5-10 homes a day in a specific area and while working, often spend time speaking with the homeowner. Similarly, a electrician in the same area also might frequent 5-10 homes a day also often speaking to the homeowner as they are doing their job.
Each professional wants the same clients, in this case local homeowners. If they were to create an alliance or partnership and each agree to refer each other whenever possible, both would essentially double their marketing efforts for their target group without spending anything on marketing! Keep in mind, referrals are the highest quality lead you can get, and they are free!
That being said, even if you were an existing business, creating relationships with other local businesses takes time and most businesses are far to busy managing their own business, to take time to develop alliances with others.
A “Smarter” way to Leverage your Business
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Small businesses worldwide are joining for free, to be connected with up to 1,500 other local non-competing businesses in their area. SmartGuy®, in turn, instantly creates them an editable web page for them, places them on their local SmartGuy® city page and then markets them direct to the public!
What’s the catch? Well actually, there is none; You can remain a free member. However, as a free member, you can be replaced at any time by another member from your city and category unless you upgrade to Premium membership (Only $69 for the whole year!). This secures your spot and blocks out competitors from joining.
While there are a number of ways to leverage your business, SmartGuy® truly seems to be the “smartest”. After all, who wouldn’t spend $69 a year to be aligned with up to 1,500 other local businesses and be constantly and exclusively marketed to local consumers?