January 31, 2017
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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We're All In The Relationship
Ask anyone who has been in business for a while, and they'll
tell you how valuable their key customers are. And, after you
get to know them better they'll candidly admit that without
these key business relationships they'd probably be out of
That's because your business endeavors have
only three ways to grow more revenues:
⇒ You can attract
⇒ You can generate more business from
⇒ You can increase the size of the order —
which means more revenue.
Think about it for a minute
and you'll note that two of the three methods involve customer
retention, not new customer acquisition.
the accompanying box you'll see three examples of companies that
realize the value and importance of developing and enhancing
unique relationships with their clients.
They're not so
busy looking for new markets to exploit or new products to
introduce, that they don't spend enough time on strategies to
keep existing customers in the fold. The key to developing
excellent customer relationships is to focus on what’s most
♦ Are you doing all
you can to promote customer loyalty in your everyday business
♦ How much business
is each customer doing with you?
♦ And, how many of your customers are referring new people to you?
A company's reputation is created at every point of
contact. The system you operate in is most important. It
consists of your advertising and communications, your
telemarketing, plus your fulfillment capabilities whether they
be mail-order or retail operations.
Your goal should be
to make your customer's experience with you a satisfying one!
Doing that will build a powerful relationship-based business.
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Ten Words Never To Be Used In Customer Service
Customers came to you to solve their problem. Saying "no" is
the same as sending them elsewhere.
Worse than "no." It implies you
could do something, but you’re unable to.
is the same as "no" with an exclamation point. There is
always a solution.
Better: Here’s how we can
Why questions carry a suspicious
tone and do nothing to focus on the present.
Better: Help me understand…
This response makes customers
repeat themselves, and in worst case scenario your tone can
imply you doubt them.
Better: Could you please repeat
Customers see "policy" as a
Better: Our mission is...
Interrupting a customer is NOT
an effective way to get them to listen to you.
Better: I understand.
Who wants to wait…for
Better: Let’s move forward…
Blame never leads to solutions.
Better: Our solution is…
It's always too late to
"should've." Had they known they should've, then they
would've. Deal with the present.
Better: Here's what can be done now….
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Experiencing Stress On The Job?
For people with jobs, times are tough with 77% claiming
that at least one thing at the office is causing them
stress. So says a poll released by private educational
company Everest College.
Cause of stress:
Fear of losing job
Job not chosen career
Poor work/life balance
No advancement opportunity 4%
Poor working conditions
Nothing stresses me
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The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age
There are many forms of secondary
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