“Take Ten” and Your Business Will Take Off this Fall

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What will it take for this to be a record-breaking Fall for your interior design business?

What will it take for you to generate more sales and income this Fall than ever before?

It will Take Ten.

It will take making ten business-building contacts every weekday, every week from this point on.

That could mean reaching out to a client, and suggesting a next phase for their project. Or emailing a former client about doing an upgrade. Or setting up an appointment with a prospect.

It could mean talking to that fabric showroom about sponsoring your seminar. Or that window film guy about doing some joint marketing.  Or that building owner about referrals.

Taking Ten could include getting in touch with your builder buddy. Or recontacting those realtors you talked to a while back. Or following up with the property manager you met recently.

Maybe it’s reconnecting with the sales rep who stopped by the other day, the one who knows everybody. Or checking in to see if that painter you used last time may have some leads for you. Or following up on that query about your Houzz images.

Taking Ten means smiling and dialing, contacting your contacts, working your network, talking to and texting and touching ten people. Or more.

Every workday. Every week.

It means reaching out to everyone and anyone who somehow, in some way, can help you build your business today.

If ever there was a winning strategy to increase your sales, this is it.

But this winner comes with a warning: it takes work. Hard work.

Making ten contacts a day requires a lot of time and a lot of effort. You’ll send lots of emails and texts, and leave lots of phone messages, and, on some days, receive few replies. And get ready for rejection: you’ll get plenty of that. You’ll get to know “No.”

Taking Ten can be wearing. But it works.

Ask my coaching client in New York, the one whose goal last year was to generate an additional $25,000 in new business between Labor Day and Nov. 1.

She kicked and screamed when I suggested Taking Ten.

Don’t have the time, don’t have the interest, don’t have the discipline, she said.
Do it anyway, I said. And she did.

And she’s closed $23,500 in additional sales within the first two weeks.

Will your Take Ten campaign produce those kind of results? Perhaps.

Maybe you’re convinced you’re just too busy to give it a try. 

To which I say, are you just “busy,” or are you making the sales and income you want and need?

Tell me that Taking Ten isn’t for you, and I’ll tell you that it’s better than the Fall business strategy that you don’t have.

This single strategy will automatically, absolutely, positively increase your interior design business this Fall.

It will boost your sales, and it will increase your profits. I guarantee it.

Take my word.

Take Ten.

Fred Berns, an interior design industry speaker, coach and promotional copywriter, can coach you on how to make the most of your Take Ten campaign. He’s the creator of the Video Value Pack, on which this article is based.


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