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    why is business so slow ?????

    Hi Guys

    Is it just my company or is business really really slow after feb 2012?

    I started this year with awesome sales and then it just died of completely!!!!

    can anyone tell me whats going on?

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    No drop-off that I've noticed. What industry are you in?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    You have not completed your profile KEITHO, so we can not comment on your business, whether it is industry related or maybe some other problem.

    One of my clients reported today that he is working extra shifts to meet additional orders as his competition failed to deliver. Hope it was not your business!
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    I specialize in CCTV installations

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    Thanks KEITHO. By completing your profile, other members can see what you do, which may lead to business or referrals.
    Remember, the Forum is also a form of networking amongst members.

    Do you also supply equipment and can you advise on a suitable CCTV system?
    I may be contacting you for a quote in the next couple of weeks, depending on a Body Corporate decision.
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    HI Blurock

    Yes we do supply complete system and can advise you on a suitable system to meet your requirements
    feel free to view our website: www.cctvdurban.co.za

    if you would like to see some work that we have completed please inbox

    thanks

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    Have you ever thought about adding access control,door entry,gate automation,legal covert camera installations to your existing CCTV business?Get hold of all your old clients and ask if they need maintenance done eg.camera cleaning,adjusting camera angles,cutting obstructions away.Often you get more business once you are on site.

    Use them or lose them....

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    thanks guys for all the responses

    I actually tried new approach last week and I got quiet a good response
    I sat in my office and started cold calling service stations... I really did get some good results..
    this response indicates that my marketing is not sufficient...
    NOW THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT WOULD BE SUFFICIENT ON A TIGHT BUDGET????

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEITHO View Post
    NOW THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT WOULD BE SUFFICIENT ON A TIGHT BUDGET????
    This is the ultimate question

    Use the internet to your advantage, done right it won't cost you anything (other than your bandwidth usage, and time). Write some useful articles on your website, about security, or maintenance of camera's, etc and post "teasers" (i.e. short intro's) on places like Facebook, Twitter, forums, blogs, etc.
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    A good product/service without effective marketing is like a dead fish drifting down stream.

    With reference to another thread about marketing, the product is more important, BUT;
    Once you have the product, you can never sit back and just wait for the business to come in, you have to work at it all the time.

    People are bombarded by marketing and all kinds of selling techniques every day. So make your product/service stand out in all this advertising noise. Join a business forum, do networking and apply the good advice given by Rory and Rudy. When the budget allows, you may place ads in the media, but while you are still on a tight budget, best is to start with existing customers.
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