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    Default Business card junkie


    I must have given away over 200 business cards in the last month at networking events, in shops and meetings with potential clients. On average I'm lucky to get maybe one or two enquiries a week which I think is OK.
    Anyone got any tips on how to increase the follow up call percentage with places or people you prefer to leave your cards with?
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    Next time you see a brickie bending over, see if you can shove one in the crack of his arse?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.


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    Youve got more crack than a brickies arse! Youre a funny guy.
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    Default i must have given away 50 cards in the last year

    Well I get a reply about half the time, but then, I usually only give cards to customers i am giving a quote to. (Actually most of my card giveaways are to other trades who actually asked for them: "I know a guy who wants a taper" )
    So it seems that your 'problem' is that you are actually working at it. I think you will be getting a lot more reponses over the next years because of it too.
    I owe most of my work this year to reputation and a program by the Canadian Gov't to give a tax credit to people who renovated this year (10% of amount spent over 1000$ and up to a maximum of 1300$)
    Plumb and Level are the framer's perogative ...I can give you flat and straight... www.lightrocktaping.com

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    There's no problem with it Peter as any turnover far outweighs the printing costs. I was encouraged to scatter them around at networking meetings I've been to over the last year and have given away around 900. The funny thing is I only got 2 paying jobs ... yet got another 10 or 11 from a hundred or so cards I left in other places.

    I've planted a lot of seeds, maybe it will take time to grow them.

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    I owe most of my work this year to reputation and a program by the Canadian Gov't to give a tax credit to people who renovated this year (10% of amount spent over 1000$ and up to a maximum of 1300$)
    I wish the UK govt would give us any break......
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    Are these networking events you mention BNI perchance?


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    Aye
    Your messages are really important to us
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    I gave bni a bash a few years ago but found the early starts didnt help my relationship with clients and I got kicked out when staff or substitutes missed a few meetings. Seemed to work for some people yet others got nothing over the term of a years membership. Time consuming and expensive when you are charged for breakfast as well as the membership fee.

    I leave cards in site canteens, supermarkets, bakers, newagents and anywhere I think other builders may eat for breakfast or lunch.

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