Coming up with a great idea and creating a quality product or service are only part of what makes a successful company. You must also learn how to nurture long-term relationships with your clients in order to grow and thrive.
Make a Commitment to Value
Every business owner needs to remember that clients don’t stick around out of the goodness of their heart. They keep coming back to a company because said company provides them with specific value during each and every one of their interactions. When you view every customer touchpoint through the lens of value, you’re sending a signal that they can return to you over and over again, and trust that you will deliver on the value proposition.
Place a Premium on Communication
All relationships live or die on the basis of communication, whether you’re talking about marriages or client/company interactions. Communicate with your clients frequently, and be open and forthcoming every time. Trust is difficult to establish at first, but will yield dividends far down the line.
Ask for Feedback
One way to show your dedication to the customer experience is to ask your clients for their feedback and genuinely take their input into consideration. After all, they are your long-term partner in this business, not just a disposable invoice.
Thank Your Clients Personally
All of the above methods are ways to treat your clients like unique individuals, rather than cogs in the company’s sales funnel. Another way to accomplish this is to thank them regularly and sincerely for their contributions to the relationship.
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