Generating new business by growing your customer base is important to your business success. However, it can sometimes be very challenging.
Here are some practical tips to help you grow your customer base.
1. Get to Know Your Customers
Understand your customer’s needs and develop products and services that meet those needs. You can gain insight into your customers by personalising your services and encouraging them to provide you with feedback.
2. Offer Great Customer Service
Ensure your customer service is exceptional and go the extra mile when you can. Your customers will not only remember great service, but they will also be more likely to refer other people to you.
3. Nurture existing customers and look for new opportunities
Have strategies in place to nurture existing customers, such as staying in contact with them via an e-newsletter or letting them know about promotional events ahead of time.
At the same time, look for opportunities to get more work and build your customer base. Make sure you find the right balance between staying connected with current customers and finding new ones.
If you own or operate an Aboriginal business, you can also promote your business by taking advantage of a free listing on the Aboriginal Business Directory Western Australia (ABDWA). An increasing number of State Government and private organisations are looking to work with Aboriginal businesses and use the directory to search for relevant suppliers.
4. Use social media
Social media is a powerful tool to promote your business to potential customers and gain valuable insight through ‘social listening’. Through social listening, you can find out what customers are saying about you, gain insight into their behaviour, identify keywords and trends that appeal to your target market and consequently improve your customer service. Social media can help you to build your business profile and attract new customers.
5. Attend networking events
Invest time to build your networks – as the popular saying goes, “It’s not what you know but who you know.”
Networking allows you to build relationships with other people and encourage them to refer customers to you through word of mouth.
6. Host events
Hosting your own event can be a great way to get to know your customers and build relationships. Invite some of your best existing customers and encourage them to bring their friends.
7. Give back to your community
Building brand awareness in your local community is a great way to attract new business. Consider pursuing a sponsorship or participating in a community event to raise your business profile.
8. Measure what works and refine your approach as you go
You should monitor where your customers are coming from to measure whether your marketing activities are successful or not. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Refine your approach if something is not working and focus more time on the activities that achieve the best results.
AND DON’T FORGET: GOOD SECURITY
Here at Zagame Security Group, we make sure that the security guards we have are fully loaded with the competencies needed to provide the strongest security for our clients. You’ve put in the work to grow your business – let’s not let it go to waste.