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3 Tips to Say Thank You to Your Small Business Customers

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Small Business Saturday might be over, but the shopping season has just begun.

 
So what’s a great, low cost way to say “thank you” to your best customers?
 
First, get the right perspective. Look at what’s important from the customer’s point of view.
 
Second, record their birthdays, anniversaries or other life events they mark as important (presuming of course they tell me).
 
Third, I send a handwritten note at a key time to let them know I’m thinking about them.
 
I don’t send Christmas cards any more because it’s a hectic time of year and the cards get lost in the mountain of mail at the end of the year.
 
Now I send either Thanksgiving cards or New Year celebration cards thanking customers for being part of my business and my life.
 
A handwritten, well-timed note always gets a smile.
 
Did you know that a 5% increase in retention of a profitable customer can yield between a 25% and 85% increase in bottom line?
 
It’s true. A personal “thank you” note will go a long way.
 
This article was originally published by Best Small Biz Help
Published: January 14, 2015
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Dawn Fotopulos

Dawn Fotopulos is the founder of BestSmallBizHelp.com, a site dedicated to helping struggling solopreneurs. The site is home to an array of valuable tools for small business owners that will guide you through all the steps necessary to develop a successful small business. Dawn also serves as Associate Professor of Business at The King’s College in NY. She’s a frequent commentator at MSNBC’s “Your Business,” the NY Times Small Business Summit, the Kaufmann Foundation’s Fast Track Program, and Forbes.

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