“We have to change everything about our sales process,” said an accountant I know who runs a small, but fast-growing practice with a partner. “We typically get a large number of our new clients through networking events, but everything is cancelled this year due to COVID.”
He was accustomed to attending breakfasts and luncheons for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce as well as other organizations.
It’s a common problem, especially for professional services such as accountants, lawyers and financial advisors who typically spend a fair amount of their sales and marketing budget on networking. That’s because these professions are typically selling themselves as much as their expertise.
Networking works as a sales development tool because it gives them a chance to be themselves in front of a potential client. How do you replace networking when there are no events to attend?
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P.S. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is experimenting with virtual events this year. I'm excited to be co-hosting the Small Business Forum on September 30. Check it out!
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