10 Tips for Drumming Up New Business During the Holidays

Holiday-workingBeing out and about during the holidays, or any time of the year, is good for business. Even working in public places like a local coffee shop helps.

When business is slow we cannot let it slow us down.

Most of us understand that technology can help us stay in touch and communicate with our clients but nothing beats interacting with them in person.

  1. Attend Holiday Parties
  2. Schedule Social Events– lunches, evening drinks, or coffee with as many friends, neighbors, past clients, and vendors as possible.
  3. Complete your 2013 Business Plan– complete with measurable goals, tasks and a budget.
  4. Write blog posts such as “Getting Your Home Ready to Sell”, “How to Price Your Home”, and “How to Choose a Realtor”. Share your posts on social media accounts like Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter to generate more traffic. Cold weather usually means a decrease in foot traffic and an increase in website traffic. People start doing their homework online months before they contact an agent; this is a great way to drive search engine traffic back to you.
  5. Read a book or two. Create and keep a reading list all year long of business books with ideas or practical advice.
  6. Make five phone calls each day Monday through Friday during the month of December, excluding the holidays. Call friends and past clients and wish them a happy New Year. That doesn’t sound like much, but it will make an impact.
  7. Take pictures of local businesses and parks all decked out for the holidays and share them on your social media. They are great conversation starters, and help promote the local businesses and neighborhoods in your community.
  8. Now is the time to purchase “work items” like a new computer, phone, tablet, or program. Take advantage of seasonal discounts and tax deductions.
  9. Use any spare time to tweak online profiles, websites and blogs. Update your content or delete ones that you aren’t using. Get rid of clutter on the computer, in the cloud and around the office.
  10. Walk at least a mile every day. Walking burns calories, is free, clears the mind, and relieves stress.

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