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3 Ways to Manage Client Expectations

Posted in Internet marketing by smallbusinessonlinecoach on February 10, 2012

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No matter what the nature of your business, without clients of some description it is highly unlikely that your company would still be in existence, therefore making sure their expectations are managed effectively is highly important. If you are struggling to juggle your customer’s wants and needs, there are a few ways in which the pressure can be alleviated and your clients can continue to receive and excellent service; let’s take a look at them in further detail.

Recruit

Whilst the budget for expansion may be tight, if you are not able to effectively deliver the service you promised your clients, you could see your reputation for quality and care quickly slip away, something which could result in a sharp decline of valued customers. Bringing in another member of the team will help to lighten the load and help to improve efficiency within the office. Choose highly regarded recruitment agents to search for suitable candidates in whatever area of your business you are lacking, from IT sales recruitment through to customer service advisors.

Communicate

A client will undoubtedly be expecting communication from yourself or another business representative when it comes to on-going campaigns, so whilst it might seem like there simply are not enough hours in the day, be sure to save time at least once a month to communicate with your clients frequently. Picking up the phone is much more effective than sending out an email but if you cannot get hold of them, firing off an email is still better than zero contact from yourself.

Be Honest

Be realistic about what you are able to achieve for customers and always be honest with regards to any areas that could be problematic. The likelihood is that these people will have been promised the moon on a stick from unreliable sales people in the past, therefore will appreciate the simple truth of what you have to offer.

Don’t lose customers over lack of staff, poor communication or false promises; take heed of the aforementioned tips and you can rest assured your clients reasonable expectations will always be met by your business.

About the Author: Sophie has a keen interest in the many areas of business and believes IT sales recruitment is one of the most effective ways to ensure expectations of clients, stake holders and other members of the team are managed.

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