What can you do to accelerate your business during the Holiday season and get it going during what most folks perceive as the “slow down time” of the year for other network marketing?
First off, REFUSE to participate this year in the slowdown that most network marketers fall prey to. You do not have to, as we never did, and neither should you.
Here is a list of the top 10 things you can do for your small business success during the holidays:
You can get inexpensive small fruit baskets, and put your samples or coupons in, and decorate it with your company. Include a CD or DVD, and also an invite to a home party that they can attend at no cost. Give them out to friends, neighbors, associates, clients, customers, and family. You will glad you did.
Holiday audio cards
Send out with your Christmas cards a CD you recorded especially for that person, and wish them happy holidays, and then tell them you would love to chat with them the first of the year, as you want to give them the gift of success. This is an excellent way to introduce new concepts to folks.
Hold a Holiday Customer Appreciation luncheon or reception
You can do this at your home. Invite your best customers to a holiday appreciation event, and make them the superstars of it. Have small gifts for them, and let them know how much you appreciate their business, and then ask them the first of the year for 2 referrals. You will get them from every single person who was at that event.
Holiday Open House
You should either open your house or find someone who has a sizeable home and invite your prospects to an open House. Have them bring guests, and have a party that celebrates the holidays, but is sponsored by your company. Let it be a fun social with music and games, and then connect with the guest to follow up with in January.
Miniature Christmas Tree Gift
Get some small, tiny Christmas trees (usually at a dept store) that can sit on a table. Attach product samples and your card to it, and take it to your local bank as a gift, your CPA, your dentist, doctor, real estate agent and whoever else you know that has an office. Have free coupons on the small tree to try your product and have some fun visiting your friends.
Go to a mall on Saturday, and see how many people you can start a conversation with, and then give them a card or CD. Talk to them about their kids, what they are doing for Christmas, the weather, the crowds, etc. See if you can collect 10 names, and do it in teams. The team that receives the most names, the other teams, have to buy them lunch or dinner.
Neighborhood Holiday mailer
Go to the library, and look in the cross reference index for your address. You will notice there are a ton more in that index that are in your neighborhood. Make a copy of the addresses, as they are your neighbors, and then send them a Christmas card introducing yourself as the ABC neighborhood rep, and wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Then follow up in January and see if you can set an appointment to chat with them about your products. Telephone numbers are included on the cross index reference guides found in your library. You are their neighbor, and that gives you some instant connection with them.
Giveaway “As a man Thinketh” books by James Allen
Get this paperback book very inexpensively and give it out to prospects, and you truly are giving the “gift of success.” This little book changed my life and millions of others. Remember you can also find other free ebooks online at www.vitamistu.com that folks can download. This is a great gift to give folks that you meet, as it truly is an eye opening book and will be appreciated, and you will be remembered.
Visit Community Holiday Functions
CONNECT! CONNECT! CONNECT! You need to connect to new prospects during the holidays, and community functions are an excellent way to do this. Get out and become a “holiday networking machine.” Network and meet people and make new friends and give something to them as a holiday gift. Make sure every person you talk to has a gift and your card, and you have some form of contact info as well. There are a TON of folks at a community event- BE THERE. Check your Sunday newspaper for where these events are.
The Holiday Success Card
Send people you know and also prospects a seasonal card, and include within it an article about success, goal setting, leadership, time management, or any other success oriented topic. This will not only set you apart, but it will also set you above, as Success is a gift rarely given, and people love these types of reading to improve next year.
These are just a few of the many ways that you can rock your small business during the holidays. Pick one, and start with that.
You will be glad you did and surprised at what might happen with your small business.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and all the Success In your endeavors!