A prospectors guide to finding businesses on Alignable.

If you are looking to use Alignable to prospect you are in luck! We've built this guide for you to learn the different ways you can use Alignable to find and introduce yourself to potential ideal clients.

There are three main ways you can find and prospect businesses on Alignable:

Search

Search through more than 4+ million small businesses to find businesses you can trust by location and category. Search here.

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Clickable Tags

When you click on any category or service tag located anywhere on Alignable, you will be taken to a search result of businesses that fit that description. Learn how to use Clickable Tags here.

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My Network

Use My Network to find suggested businesses to connect with, businesses nearby, new businesses joining your Alignable community and people you know. You can also use My Network to manage the connections you've already made.

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The Best Way To Prospect On Alignable - Using Search

The best way to prospect businesses you'd like to convert as potential clients is by using Alignable's Search functionality. 

Click Here to go to Search.

There, you will be able to:

  • Search for businesses by category or vertical:

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  • Filter businesses by city or state:

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  • Next, if you are only looking to work highly reputable businesses, you can use our reputation and relationship filters to find businesses worth working with.

    1. By choosing the 2nd-degree relationship filter, I can see the businesses with which I have mutual connections. This is a great way to find businesses to get introduced to through people that already trust my business.

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    2. If I filter for Highly Recommended Businesses, I can see the businesses that have 5, or more than 5 recommendations.

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Using Clickable Tags to find businesses within a specific category or industry.

Across Alignable, you will find tags that will be used to describe the specific business categories and services for different businesses. All of those tags can be used to search for businesses within those categories or who offer specific services. 

For example, on your profile, you can list the specific categories of businesses that match your ideal customer and those businesses who you can work with to help you reach those ideal customers: 
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Let's say I was looking to prospect chambers of commerce. By clicking on the Chamber of Commerce tag, the site takes me to a list of over 5,800 businesses on Alignable who fit that description:

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Using the My Network page to prospect businesses by category. 

The businesses that detailed that their primary customers are businesses will receive a special prospecting tab within your My Network menu for you to prospect businesses within a specific category. 

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While on this tab, you will be able to prospect businesses within a specific group of categories. By default, we will pre-populate the tags of the businesses you'd detailed in the Who we want to work with section of your profile. However, you can temporarily change them within the My Network page. 

Today, for example, I want to focus on prospecting restaurants so I'll remove other tags and list the Restaurant tag as a category within the filter at the top. Then I'll click Update to get new results:

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