Though we live in a modern, fast paced society, spend a lot of time communicating via text message, email and social media, and are extremely pressed for time, there is NO substitute for grace and expressing your appreciation in business. This is especially true when it comes to thanking those individuals who support your business efforts. To honor the relationship and encourage ongoing referrals it’s important that you make the time to stay in touch with them and offer a heartfelt thank you.
One of the reasons it can be challenging to do this, despite the best of intentions, is because service professionals are usually not nearly as organized as they should be with their marketing efforts. So, if thanking someone who has referred business to you or otherwise extended a helping hand in growing your business is not on your radar, it’s not likely that you’ll follow-up as you need to.
In order to develop and maintain these potentially lucrative relationships, it’s important that you have systems in place to stay in touch. Here are a few tips on how you can do just that: Read more about 5 Simple Steps to Growing Your Business with Gratitude