Growing your business

What are you doing today to grow your business?

Giving is good for business

A key component of owning a small business is being involved in your community. Sponsoring a non-profit or charity creates a mutually beneficial relationship between your business and the organization. Not only does it boost company morale and gain customer support, anything for the greater good is worth pursuing. Click here to review the ways giving back can help your small business thrive

74 Ways to Grow your Business

1. Place a catalog in the teacher's lounge at your child's school.

2. Advertise in your alumni newsletter.

3. Place current customers and leads on the Thoughts, Talks and Trends newsletter

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4. Put a catalog in the break room at work.

5. Give a catalog to the receptionist at your doctor or dentist.

6. Mail a catalog to a friend or co-worker who has moved.

7. Have an open house!

8. Leave catalogs whenever you go on an appointment.

9. Ask your hairdresser if you can leave catalogs in the waiting room.

10. Place ads in school newsletters.

11. Put flyers on your neighbors' door.

12. Host an office party and bring simple snacks.

13. Have a shopping party for men before big holidays.

14. Wear your Thirty-One T-shirts when you are out and about.

15. Encourage your hostesses and top customers to host a show twice a year (with each


16. Keep catalogs on hand at all times to pass out.

17. Contact schools and see if you can put a flyer in the Friday folders.

18. Always carry a Thirty-One product to show off.

19. Ask friends to host for you (they owe you).

20. Host a show at the PTO meeting.

21. Have a table at craft fairs and vendor events.

22. Offer a wish list for b-days, Christmas, weddings and births.

23. Encourage your family to host a show.

24. Send out a monthly email to your customer's to let them know about the specials (if

you don't have TTT)

25. Give Thirty-One as gifts.

26. Leave your business cards on bulletin boards at local businesses.

27. See if you can do a drawing for a gift certificate or give away at local businesses.

28. Encourage your family and friends to carry their Thirty-One bags and keep your

business cards on hand.

29. Advertise in your church bulletin.

30. Mail out catalogs and specials flyers.

31. Have your spouse promote Thirty-One at work.

32. Ask past hostesses at your shows to talk about their FREE product.

33. Contact local church youth groups and see if you can do a girl's night out.

34. Go to local dance schools and leave your catalogs.

35. Contact local cheerleading and gymnastics groups for fundraisers.

36. Leave your catalog with a flyer of gift ideas at bridal stores.

37. Go to a health spa and set up a table for a few hours.

38. Advertise at pre-schools.

39. Make sure your signature on your email tells others about your business and specials.

40. Have your answering machine/voicemail tell of your business.

41. Take catalogs with you when you go out of town.

42. Have a display at job fairs.

43. Set up a table at college fairs (they need money).

44. Stay educated and motivated by attending regular training.

45. Go to motivational training's.

46. Place catalogs at local hotels and see if you could leave flyers too.

47. Leave your catalogs and do a drawing at your nail salon.

48. Do a catalog show with an out of town friend or relative.

49. Call local hospitals about doing a fundraiser.

50. Give a friend 10 catalogs to pass out for you.

51. Have an incentive for people who give you referrals.

52. Follow through on every lead!!

53. Call a realtor and see if you can put catalogs in their welcome folders.

54. Join your Chamber of Commerce.

55. Join a local networking group.

56. Have a fundraiser of your own for your favorite charity.

57. Give Thirty-One as a silent auction item at local school auctions.

58. Call your top customers and ask for referrals.

59. Set up a booth at a school fair.

60. Network with other direct sales representatives.

61. Do a web show.

62. Leave your card with your tip when you eat out.

63. Contact your local Girl Scouts.

64. Go to bridal fairs.

65. Do appreciation days at local businesses.

66. Bring flyers with gift ideas to fire stations.

67. Give catalogs to your bank tellers.

68. Place catalogs in apartment rental offices.

69. Ask friends and family to take your flyers and catalogs to place in their company

break room.

70. Birthday Leads or create a Birthday Club for your Customers.

71. New Mom's

72. Ladies Clubs

73. Put a Thirty-One logo on your car.

74. Offer a baby and bridal registry.

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