I hope you and your family are holding up okay in this bizarre, unprecedented, and uncertain season of life we’re ALL experiencing.
I unfortunately don’t have anything profound to say that hasn’t been said already.
2 quick quotes that come to mind:
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt (No worries, I’m not taking the virus lightly!)
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
Connect 5000 had corporate office space for 4 years and a while back, I made the decision for shut down the office and have everyone work from home since I had maybe 2 total visitors swing by my office. (Several clients aren’t located in Kansas City.)
So working from home hasn’t had any major impact on the company.
BUT, with school cancelled the remainder of the year, it’s been a challenge working from home with my 2 kids and wife here all day instead of being in school. Small inconvenience comparatively speaking.
Unfortunately, us small business owners have companies to run during this virus outbreak and we all have a sense of urgency with a recession looming in the background.
We all have sales calls to make and clients to convert.
Prospects in good times were hard enough to connect with and now, our jobs are even tougher. My advice is when you reach out to prospects is to acknowledge the obvious, BUT get back on track and get right to the point of helping your prospects.
Creative Lead Generation Idea: A CEO of a managed services provider in Atlanta, Georgia, gave me this morning:
Send your prospect a bottle of aspirin asking, “Is your technology (Or insert something else) causing you headaches?”
I love it! Short, sweet and to the point! When was the last time you received a bottle of aspirin in the mail?
Hang in there folks!
I’m Ray Ruecker with Connect 5000 and hoping for a quick end to this virus.