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Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2905

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Hi

I am busy researching a new business and am very interested to know where other entrepreneurs find new clients?

If you are currently self-employed please let me know, also tell me what type of business you run. Really keen to find out from as many people as possible.

Thanks :)
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2906

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That's a very broad questions. It depends on the nature of the business and target market.
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2907

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Hi, yep... I know it's a broad question :) I was hoping to get some personal feedback from small business owner's own contexts.

Should I maybe be posting this in a different section?

Thanks,
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2908

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Hi.

Well this should probably be in marketing. I will move it.

If you're asking for assistance you should tell us a bit about what you do and who you think your potential target market is, then we can start giving suggestions on how you can reach them.
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2909

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Great, thanks for that :)
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2927

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Dylan is right Etienne, you can never go wrong if you understand your target market. for any business you want to venture in you need remember as well to have online presence to make it easy for your targeted market to find you :)
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2936

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Yep, good point.. start with figuring out target market then figure out marketing avenues from that. Thanks
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2938

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So who is your target market and how are you solving their problems / fulfilling their needs. Elaborate on that and we can move forward.
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 3 months ago #2941

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Hi sorry for not getting back on that. I think I'm finally figuring out in my head were I need to go on this :)
I am planning on offering my web design/dev skills as a freelancer, but I don't want to rely purely on referrals, so I'm looking for other avenues. So my target market would be anyone in need of a website.. I suppose other entrepreneurs.

I was considering Google Adwords. do you perhaps have any advice on that, or suggest some other avenues?

Many thanks,
Etienne
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Re: Where do you find clients? 8 years 2 months ago #2992

Cold Calling - shitty and time consuming but it works.

Join a networking group, actually join more than one, keep a supply of business cards handy
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