Forming connections in your community is a great way to boost the profile of your LINK agency locally. Discover five ways to create those links.
1. Local Business Organizations
Being involved in your local business community is a great way to build connections with other professionals and business owners. And it can be beneficial for your LINK agency. Let’s say you are a part of the local chamber of commerce. During one meeting, one of your fellow members might mention that their business is planning on doing some hiring. This is your opportunity to secure a new client who already knows you and trusts your professional opinion. Many cities and towns have multiple business organizations that might be organized by industry, racial group or location. Explore your city’s options and find one that’s a good fit for you.
2. Job Fairs and Events
It just makes sense for a staffing company to show up at job fairs and staffing events. As a LINK franchise owner, this is a task you could delegate, but there could be some benefits to showing up for yourself. Not only would you be keeping your recruiting skills sharp, you can also speak to other professionals in your field about the value they’ve seen from recruiting events and the similarities of your businesses. You may find out they have great insight to share, and you’ll have a new member of your professional network.
3. Digital Connections
It can be hard to find time in your busy schedule to organize – or even just attend – meetings and events. Luckily, we can turn to the internet. Community connections are at the tip of your thumbs thanks to sites like LinkedIn, apps like Shapr and functions like Facebook Groups. You can find other business leaders in your community and connect digitally. In this modern age, many relationships are forged via screens. Why should professional connections be any different? You can use these apps and sites to share business strategies, discuss commonalities and network — all without taking extra time out of your day.
4. Positive Word-of-Mouth
A good reputation is worth a lot in business, as is positive word-of-mouth. You want your business known for professionalism, expertise and being the best staffing agency around. The easiest way to build that reputation is by doing excellent work and providing your clients with the perfect candidate every time. As your clients spread the word about how great your agency is, they will be sending other business leaders your way. It’s a subtle but effective way to build connections in your community.
5. Connect with the LINK Franchisee Network
As it important as it is to make connections in your local community, it’s also crucial to build connections with your fellow LINK franchisees. Your fellow franchisees are the ones who truly understand what it’s like to own a staffing franchise. And they’re available to offer their support! LINK franchisees build connections with one another during the validation process and by engaging during conventions and our Annual Awards Trip.
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