The Very Best, FREE Business Networking and Referral System for Your Business.
Hi, this is Lance with Topline Marketing in Colorado Springs. Today’s tip is actually kind of a story. Several months back I started looking around for one of the old lead exchange or business networking programs that were popular 20 or 30 years ago. Back then everybody was involved in some kind of exchange program to building leads, to get more business connections. I looked around at the library’s activity list and the newspapers and the community bulletin boards on the web—did not find anything that looked like the old free exchange of leads that they used to have. I did find one listed somewhere, but it was something that they charged people to attend every week–certainly not something I was looking for. I did find a reference to one thing called Team 100 somewhere online, but very little explanation to what it was about or where to find more information about it—a footnote here, a brief mention there. I did find a list of about 100 occupations, but no explanation to know what to do with it and where to go with that tool once you had it.
Eventually, some of the experts at our global headquarters of Topline came up with the rest of the pieces of the puzzle and it’s actually a program initially designed by the late Thomas Leonard, the found of Coach University. He put the program together, our experts at Topline have expanded it and built on that program. We now have a package with 14 pages full of information on how to set it up for your own business and build your own referral leads. It’s a great program—probably the best referral building system I have ever seen. What you do is take that list of 100 occupations, find professionals to fill those slots, and go interview them—talk to them about your business. Tell them what your business is about. Find out how their business works and use that as a tool to build a relationship with 100 different professionals in town to get referrals. It’s a great system, I know you’ll love it.
We have it available for free on our website. You can go to toplinecolorado.com and look for the Team 100 tab. From there you can download the entire packet and we’d love to see you at a workshop, a free workshop, as well. Those are coming up soon. We do hand out these packets very often at those free workshops. You can learn more about those and the Team 100 program itself at toplinecolorado.com or you can reach me directly at 359-5501. Thanks again.