Written by Gail Sophia Edgell

Have you ever gone to a business meeting having high hopes that this is the group you will bond with only to come up short? It has happened to all of us at one time or another. Finding the right group for you takes some time, effort and should be taken seriously if you want to increase profits and attract new client.

So here are some words of wisdom

Commit to going to some sort of event each and every month. Most of us are not comfortable going to places where we don’t know people, but unfortunately it is part of business.
Take time to research the associations or clubs. Know the reason why you want to join the meeting, club or association in the first place.

Think about these questions before you attend a meeting:
• Do you like the format of their meetings
• What types of individuals go to the meetings; could they benefit your business; can you help them
• Are the meetings at a convenient time and location for you
• How active are the participants; how many people attend each meeting
• What is the cost if you decide to join; what other ancillary costs might you incur such as meals, travel, etc
• What are their rules of the club or association; do they require you to give a certain number of referrals at each meeting

After each meeting, take some detailed notes:
• What did you like about it
• What didn't you like
• What questions do you have about the organization, club, group

Most important make a point to get some business cards of those who already belong to the group and contact them personally.

When calling individuals, be sure to ask them all the same questions. This way, you can better measure their answers and whether the organization or group is a good fit for you.
Be sure part of your marketing strategy for the upcoming year includes visiting different groups, associations and clubs. Take it seriously and you are sure to find one that is a perfect fit for you and your business. For more great free business information go to Increase Profits.

Author's Bio: 

Gail Sophia Edgell – I always loved health and wellness. In fact, when I was in college I was one of the very few women who spent hours in the free weight area of the fitness center. As I continued to study Exercise Physiology, I immersed myself even deeper into the wellness field. Over the years, I even was an amateur boxer and fitness competitor for several years.

So, what have I done the last 20 years? I have implemented hundreds of corporate wellness initiatives in Fortune 500 companies and started the largest personal training and corporate wellness consulting practice in my county over 12 years ago. Today, I am the owner of 360Menopause.com and co-host of ‘Magnificent Menopause and Beyond’ Blog Talk Radio show. She is the co-author of Mastering Your Wellness Business and the menopause book series,‘What the Hell is Happening to Me?’

In all of this experience, one thing remains very evident to me. Consumers are not being given all of their options. One of the reasons why this is occurring is because the alternative and integrative medicine worlds are not getting the exposure they need for it to be on the forefront of consumer minds.

That is exactly why Traci and I started our newest venture which serves you, the professional. Our goal is to have the alternative medicine world be the new conventional world in less than 10 years. The only way we can do that is to assist you in building strong practices through business skills development, mindset and exposure.