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Is it best practice to get valued clients a gift?

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose.  I am a speaker and author. I am an expert in time and project management.

I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn new technology or train their staff.  I have a knack for turning big ideas into on time and profitable projects.

At the end of the day, I transform the way you run your business into a business you love to run.

Today’s comment came from a busy business owner

From my experience in the hospitality/tourism industry, I see this pretty regularly at either the beginning or end of our high peak season. If you agree, what’s an appropriate or reasonable gift for the valued clients?

It’s good business to show your appreciation for their business. Retaining a valued clients is less expensive than acquiring a new client. Therefore, focusing on loyalty and referral programs is a good business expense.

Before considering the conventional gifts and plaques that are a one-time thing, consider what the client will value the most. Since my clients are business owners, I find creative ways to bring business their way. For example, if your client owns a restaurant, make it a point to introduce your other clients and co-workers to their restaurant. You get a 2 for 1, when you show appreciation to one set of valued clients by bringing your groups and clients to that other client’s restaurant. Or provide gift certificates from one client business to other valued clients. Or setup warm introductions between complimentary clients so that they can do bigger business together. Be an opportunity agent for your clients’ business. It will be an appreciation gift that will keeps on giving. When your clients succeed, you will succeed. When your clients make money, they can easily pay for your services.
Learn what your clients’ value the most – then find a way to go even a step above.

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About the Author

Laura is a Corporate Exit Strategist for the Blooming Entrepreneur. She is a certified business and personal life coach, specializing in time management skills, project management training and work/life balance strategies. She has been in the software and testing industry for over 20 years. She’s worked with such companies as IBM, Ericsson, Staples, Fidelity Investments and Sogeti in various client advocacy and project management roles. The techniques she uses in her business coaching and client advocacy work saved these companies both time and money, which resulted in on-time, quality product delivery with higher client satisfaction. Laura now uses her client focus, project, quality and people management skills in her personal life coaching career. As a personal life coach, she helps people transform their life by integrating their goals and dreams into their everyday lives. Laura uses creative and practical tools to help her clients realize what really matters to them. She helps others to easily transition into their next chapter whether it’s the next ladder of success within their corporate environment or into the entrepreneurial playground. I am not a fan of choosing to act in spite of fear. Rather, together we will collaborate toward a plan of inspired action. We will develop a plan together that you feel confident and excited about. For us, Taking The Leap will be magical, exhilarating and natural. If you are eager to take that next logical step but are unsure what it is signup for the Corporate Exit Strategy Coaching group. We have books, tapes, training materials, twice-monthly group coaching events, 3-day workshops, and individual coaching sessions to help you on your way toward your freedom and prosperity.
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