Have you heard people talk about how slow business is right now? Read virtually any newspaper, watch newscasts, listen to commentaries and you likely have been exposed the “business is slow” conversations. Millions of people are holding daily conversations about how slow things are. On the other hand, there are those who are experiencing more business growth now than ever. Their conversations are not of how slow things are. Rather, about how much opportunity there is. How can this be? After all, the media is telling us we need to worry. The fact is, whether you believe business is slow or it is booming, you are right. It has been proven time and again that what we believe to be true is true. What happens when people support a specific belief is they often will reinforce it over and over and over. If you happen to be one who believes that there are ample opportunities you will likely take the action that supports this belief. On the other hand, if you are one who has been chanting, “Business is slow, business is slow,” there’s an equally good chance you are talking more than taking action to create revenue streams that will counter this belief. Here are a few tips on building a consistent flow of business throughout the year. When someone first uses your service, send some type of a follow up to him or her. This can be done via email or USPS. Since email is becoming so commonplace, you may want to consider an actual letter or card in order to stand out from the crowd. Do this when appropriate. Additionally, if you have a slump in business take that time to call clients/customers in your database. Each day do at least 2 – 5 specific things to market your business. Utilizing all that is available with the Internet gives you lots of flexibility and choice. In these changing times, it is up to you to be as flexible and creative as possible. Instead of singing the “Business is Slow” blues, take advantage of slow times to keep in touch with your customers and clients; try new marketing ideas, develop products and services and focus on the future. You will be amazed at the results.

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Discover success insights from experts around the globe who are out there making a difference and making a great living in the process. Kathleen Gage interviews the best of the best with Power Up for Profits Podcast. http://www.powerupforprofitspodcast.com