Small Biz Tip: Start Up Questions: Finding Customers

Tips from February 11, 2010

The Small Business tips today discuss how to find customers.

  1. Chamber of Commerce: Introducing your business at your Chamber of Commerce will give you a start in connecting with other small businesses in your area. Additionally, ask for a link on your Chamber's website to yours about your new business opening. Use the support and organization in your favor to find customers in your area who are passionate about the small business cause.
  2. Networking: Use your friends, family members, and business contacts to your advantage. Talk to them about your new business, and ask if there are any contacts they know that you can network with. Don't forget about social networking online as well!
  3. Competition: As silly as it sounds, some of the best places to find your customers is by researching your competition. Find out what they are doing wrong, and what their customers are dissatisfied with. Use that to your advantage when starting out on your next marketing campaign.
  4. Host an Event: Draw attention to yourself and your business by doing something for others. Hosting an event is simple and you can find great tips about hosting an event here.

Daily Overview: The only way you can get customers is to put yourself out there. Network, interact, and plan big!