February 5, 2016

How to Start Meaningful, Professional Relationships in a Room Full of 500 People

BY Brandon IN CRM Software, General, Networking, Referrals

How to start meaningful professional relationships in a room full of 500 people

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a room of 500 other professionals going from circle to circle, attempting to forge the beginnings of a meaningful relationship out of a business card and a cocktail. For many, these events only end with dozens of business cards to which you could hardly match the name with the face of its owner. I know this struggle. I was the epitome of this struggle. That is, until I stopped networking, and started actually building REAL relationships. The amazing crew at DC Nightowls holds co-working events at local DC co-working spaces every couple weeks, which are … Continue reading How to Start Meaningful, Professional Relationships in a Room Full of 500 People

January 28, 2016

Maximize your referrals in 2016 by asking at the right time

BY Brandon IN lead Generation, Referrals, Sales

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Most sales reps, entrepreneurs, coaches, and other professionals don’t ask clients for referrals. It’s not because it’s not effective and it’s not because clients are unwilling to give referrals. The fact is that asking for referrals is a task that makes even the toughest sales reps squeamish because it often feels and comes off as a pushy, overly aggressive, and selfish ask. Here at karmaCRM, we’ve been working with our existing clients to generate warm leads via referrals and have seen some great results. Referrals can be a great lead source for business consultants, freelancers, solopreneurs, coaches, startups, and most SMB’s, … Continue reading Maximize your referrals in 2016 by asking at the right time

January 22, 2016

A Startup Guy’s Journey to 200 Active Business Relationships

BY Brandon IN Networking, Referrals, Relationships

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I’m about to start off the first blog post in our business relationship building series by saying what we all know is true. Networking really sucks and you’re probably really bad at it. How did I come to this conclusion? Well because I suck at it myself – and I also hate it. I try to avoid it at all costs. I do however love to grab a drink with a fellow entrepreneur, marketer, or creative that I haven’t met before and discuss what they’re working on and perhaps extend them a piece of advice, referral, or lend them a … Continue reading A Startup Guy’s Journey to 200 Active Business Relationships

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