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Make a Referral Week

image I’m pledging to make a referral to a business I want to help as part of a national campaign to make 1000 referrals March 9-13. 

The week-long event features a killer list of referral experts providing valuable marketing advice (including me).  Sign up to hear me interviewed on March 11.

I’m passionate about solutions like this because I truly believe that we each have the power to grow our business and grow our friend’s business. It takes creativity, generosity, and guts.  I applaud John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing for putting this together.

Make a Referral Week is an entrepreneurial approach to stimulating the small business economy one referred business at a time. The goal for the week is to generate 1000 referred leads to 1000 deserving small businesses in an effort to highlight the impact of a simple action that could blossom into millions of dollars in new business. Small business is the lifeblood and job-creating engine of the economy and merits the positive attention so often saved for corporate bailout stories.

Do your part to stimulate the economy by telling your world about making referrals and Make a Referral Week – you’ll be in good company.

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  1. Nick S. March 9, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    Perhaps this should be deemed a Small Business Stimulus Package? Great idea and I’m glad you’re participating in it, Andy.

  2. EDunigan - TrackVia March 10, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    I think it is great that Duct Tape Marketing has spear headed this effort to get people to make referrals.
    Our business thrives on referrals from customers, and I therefore make every effort I can to refer other businesses. Businesses must learn to not only make referrals but also ask for referrals from their customers. If you are afraid to ask your customers for referrals, you are doing something wrong.
    Let us hope this iniative motivates people to make referrals a part of the daily ritual moving forward.

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