Alignable is here to make networking more efficient for you, and just like networking in-person, first impressions matter.
Your Alignable profile serves as your "first impression" and having a completely filled out profile will allow you to approach new business with maximum credibility.
Here's how Stacey Riska the Small Business Marketing Specialist of Bethesda, MD used her profile to drive new business:
"I spent a bunch of time early getting my profile to reflect who I am and what I have to offer, tailoring my Ideal Customer to reflect who I'm looking to meet. Then I figured out by answering questions on the Advice forum, all the business owners in my area were seeing what I was sharing with others so I started answering questions about all kinds of marketing topics. This resulted in a local bakery checking out my profile, introducing themselves with a connection request, and they're now a client."
Here are the top three things you can add to your profile to help convert those visitors into customers.
1. Add details about your Ideal Customer
Having ideal customer details on your profile helps us find you referrals. Additionally, any profile visitors will know exactly if they're a fit or who to send your way. As an added bonus, when you complete your profile, you'll unlock a "Send Referrals" button, making it easy for other businesses to send people your way.
2. Add the Products or Services you offer
Listing the products or services you offer, is a great way to get the word out on your business. When you post a new product or service we'll let your network and community know so they can share it with some potential new customers.
3. Get Recommended by Clients & Customers
Getting recommended is the key to increasing your visibility in your local community. Recommendations increase business credibility and will help your profile appear higher in Alignable search results. The easiest way to get recommended on Alignable is to connect with the businesses you know.
When you import your address book, we'll show you which of your contacts that are business owners and ask them to give you a recommendation.