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How To Sell Effectively In A Small Town Or City
My sales career has allowed me to “sell” in every region of this country. I’ve attended sales appointments in large metropolitan cities and in some small rural towns and learned from all of them. Today, I’m posting about “selling” in a small city or town.
It’s easy to get lost in a large city full of opportunities and competitors but that’s not the case for salespeople in a small town. In a small city, it’s easy to get noticed and this is an advantage that must be leveraged. Stand out in your community and get involved.
Networking And Selling In A Small Town
Build a powerful network that you can use to grow your business. Join groups and associations and participate in special programs and projects. Proudly tell others about your business and take advantage of networking as a way to grow your list of sales prospects. This is a powerful way to sell in a small town.
Advice On Selling In A Small Town
Give prospects a reason to hold on to your business cards by add important local phone numbers to the back of them. Consider local phone numbers for emergency services, hospitals, schools and the Chamber of Commerce. Giving your business card value will help you stand out from the crowd when selling in a small town or city.
Sales Tips On Selling In A Small Town
Word travels fast in a small city so pay attention to customer service and always “under promise and over deliver”. Selling in a small town demands that you have a solid list of references that will vouch for your company, your products and your integrity. Use your references to help you expand your reach because people tend to know and trust each other more in smaller communities. This is another advantage of selling in a small town.
Selling in a small city also requires you to take extra time building rapport with your prospects. In a small town, people don’t like doing business with strangers. Get to know your prospects and allow them to know you. Discover things that you have in common with your prospects and use them to build a bond with the person you attempting to sell.
Selling in a small town has its advantages. You may not have a large market but your ability to penetrate the market you have is quite strong. Remember to use solid sales skills and sales strategies because in a smaller market there is less room for error. When you don’t have a long list of sales prospects, you need to have a higher close rate, so pay special attention to sales training as a way generate that higher close rate.
I hope these tips about selling in a small town will help you grow your business. I hope you’ve also noticed that these sales tips are universal and should be used no matter where you are “selling”. To better understand about selling in a small town, I urge you get a solid sales training course.
Make it a great day.