One of the easiest and fastest ways to grow your business is revealed in this ancient proverb: “Ask and you shall receive.” You’ve probably heard this phrase countless times, but how many times have you put it into practice? When was the last time you asked for a written endorsement from a client or colleague, feedback from your customers or the opportunity to renegotiate a deal?
The simple act of asking is critical to success, yet many people don’t do it.
Here are four more strategies for asking for what you want:
1. Ask for top-quality referrals. Just about everyone in business knows the importance of referrals. It’s the easiest and least expensive way to ensure your growth and success in the marketplace. Happy clients will gladly give you referrals, so why not ask for them? It’s a habit that will dramatically increase your income. Like any other habit, the more you do it, the easier it becomes.