Get Customers to Fall in Love with Your Business

3 Ways to Get Your Customers to Fall in Love with Your Business

By Rieva Lesonsky
U.S. Small Business Administration
Originally published: February 18, 2020

Many of us have experienced the feeling of falling in love. The excitement of new discovery. The desire for more. Sharing your happiness with your friends and family. Wouldn’t it be great if all your customers felt that way about your business?

Here are three ways to get customers to fall in love with your business.

Be social

On social media, you’ll find plenty of evidence of how much consumers love to brag about a new business they’ve fallen in love with. Post after post shows people boasting about a new service or product discovery and their hype gets other consumers interested. In fact, studies prove how much social media influences purchasing decisions for most consumers. The key is figuring out the best ways to use social media to promote your business. Number one is be on the platforms your customers are on. If you want customers to be social about your business, you need to be social yourself. List your social media in all your marketing materials, boost engagement by asking questions, posting coupons or a funny video. Use social media analytics to see what type of posts are getting shared and adjust your marketing efforts accordingly. And don’t forget about ratings and review sites, where customers can leave reviews of your business. Ask customers to review your business and check back often to see what people are saying—and respond (politely) to both positive and negative comments.

Be part of the community

How you contribute to your community matters to your customers—just ask them. In a 2019 survey on best-loved brands from Morning Consult, a global research company, consumers ranked brands by several factors, one being how the brand has positively impacted their community. Be advised, the word community means different things to different people and also varies depending on your industry. The owner of a pet store certainly considers their local town as their community, but it could also mean pet lovers all over the world.

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To read the entire article by Rieva Lesonsky on the U.S. Small Business Administration website, visit: 3 Ways to Get Your Customers to Fall in Love with Your Business