As an Air Force wife and mother of 3, Teri Baxter has had to start and relocate her business as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant in 5 states since 2003. As an expert in relocation, here's some of Terri's tips on how to relaunch your business after a move:
"3. Make New Friends
Establishing new and meaningful friendships once you arrive is the most important aspect to really liking where you live and growing your business!
- Find a new church, join a gym, volunteer at your children’s school, get involved in the local community, and pursue your hobbies and interests (check out www.meetup.com). You’ll begin to meet people you like and who will like you, too! Once you’ve established a friendship, you’ll create easy connections and lots of opportunities for people to ask you about your business.
Nothing is worse than moving to a new town and projecting the image of the ‘desperate and pushy seller’ right from the first conversation. When you create a relationship based on trust and mutual respect, even those who don’t have a need for your product will be happy to refer your business.
4. Cover the 3-mile Radius
- Drive around your new neighborhood with business cards, flyers, pushpins and old catalogs with your new contact information packed in your car. Then, visit all the local businesses within a 3-mile radius of your house with a bulletin board or waiting room where you can leave your information.
Even if the location is a grocery store bulletin board plastered with ads, you’ll make a much better impression by asking to speak with the manager and getting permission to advertise in their business! Make sure you’re wearing your company logo wear and if you have children, this is the time to leave them at home with Dad or a sitter!
- I’m sure you’ve either experienced it first-hand, or heard of consultants, who have met the bank teller, dentist receptionist, or even car-wash attendant who loves your product and becomes a star customer. You want to be THE consultant everyone recognizes for your company in your immediate area!"
Read the rest of Terri's tips here: http://julieannejones.com/guest-post-teri-baxter