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Customer Retention for Small Businesses

Dec 12, 2023

In the fast-paced world of business, it can be easy to prioritize tasks and forget one of the most crucial aspects of success - customer retention. Your hard work and dedication to balancing everything are admirable, but without a loyal customer base, your business will struggle to grow and thrive. 

 

Why Does it Matter?

Customer retention isn't just a fancy buzzword. Think about it – it's five times cheaper to keep an existing customer than to acquire a new one. Money doesn’t grow on trees, and neither do loyal customers. Treat them like rare orchids in a garden full of forget-me-nots.

 

The Impact on Your Bottom Line:

Imagine your business is a leaky bucket. You can keep filling it with new customers (water), but if the bucket's got holes (poor retention), you're forever stuck in this Sisyphean water-balancing act. Customer retention patches up those holes.

 

When it comes to retention, remember the three C’s: Cash Flow, Credibility, and...

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7 Ways to Personalize Customer Service for Your Small Business

May 02, 2023

Customer service can be kind of like a first date; screw it up badly enough, and you probably won’t get a second one. Not only that but in today’s world of Yelp reviews and (ugh) viral TikToks, if you piss off the wrong person, that one “date” can have some serious long-term repercussions. Excellent customer service is expected, and if you fall short, you (and the rest of the internet) are going to hear about it.

 

Now, we aren’t suggesting you need to bend to the whims and fancies of the entitled, perpetually unhappy, or fame-seeking nuisances who will always find something to bitch about. Nor are we saying you should approach customer service from a place of fear. Remember, your customers are your business's greatest asset; building and maintaining relationships should be a priority because you want to meet their needs, not because you’re afraid they’ll leave a nasty online review. 

 

If you’re looking for ways to up...

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