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How many Lead Generation Strategies do you have in Place?

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We all know that NO SALES = NO BUSINESS and sales revenue is a function of 2 completely separate activities – Generating of Leads (Marketing) and Conversion of these Leads (sales). It is critically important to accurately measure both the number of leads and conversion rate. Not doing this is like playing a round of golf and not keeping score. If you don’t know the score, you can’t improve on it. In the 1st of this 2 part article, we will be looking at lead generation;

Best business practice states you should be using at least 10 lead generation strategies at any point in time. In our coaching practice we currently have 13 lead generation strategies in place. This way we ensure we have multiple ways of generating leads which allows us to continually maintain a full pipeline. Some of these strategies cost us money and others are extremely inexpensive or free. The trick is to test different strategies and measure the results of each one. By doing this you will ensure that your marketing is not an expense, but rather an investment (as each new client will pay for itself and give you a return on your marketing cost). Any poor performing strategies must either be dropped or tweaked and re-tested. In no time at all you will be able to calculate your cost to acquire a new customer which then makes budgeting for marketing very easy.

Now you may be reading this and wondering how to go about implementing these strategies, herewith a few simple and quick steps:

– Identify the 10 strategies you believe are most suitable for your business;
– Prepare a roll-out plan with dates and start to implement them one at a time;
– Measure the results of each campaign and make a decision whether to continue or drop each strategy;
– Never stop measuring the results and by turning your marketing into an investment, you will be creating an unlimited marketing budget for your business.

We have a selection of 73 lead generation strategies within the ActionCOACH coaching system and we assist our clients to select the 10 most appropriate ones for their businesses.

Remember too, to clearly define your target market and not to “spray and pray”.

Click here to schedule a complimentary coaching session to discuss your lead generation strategies (available to qualifying businesses).

Article by Darryn Le Grange

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Fergus is a business coach and owner of ActionCoach franchise. He started his career out as a management accountant who completed his studies (B.Com Hons) at North West University. He then obtained his MBL degree in 1996 from the University of South Africa. As a provisionally licensed Senior Business Rescue Practitioner with CIPC, he has an impressive track record with ABSA, STANDARD BANK, and NEDBANK in successfully turning around and rescued companies in the hospitality, construction and services industries. Business Excellence Forum has named Fergus COACH OF THE YEAR. Various clients have been named category winners.