One of the things I work with quite often with my clients is building strong horizontal sales from existing verticals. What I mean by this is most businesses focus all their attention on winning the clients business, but as soon as the deal is in the bag they move on to hunt for the next.

Now Im not saying that the service offered is poor quality, quite the contrary to be honest. However the easiest sale you will ever get is the second sale, and this second sale actually gives validity to the first one, this builds customer loyalty.

So rather than running around looking for lots of new verticals, really develop each vertical. And by develop it I mean add in those horizontal sales, up sell, ask them to eat more of your pie.

I read some research recently which suggests that McDonalds spends close to $2 to attract customers to the drive through, considering the burger is a little over $2 the margin is squeezed. However, think what they do when you’re there, they up sell, ‘Do You Want Fries, What About A Shake’ Would you like to go large etc… Now all of a sudden the profit jumps to around 8 times the previous margin.

So when you are about to scratch your head looking for new data, or new customers. Remember you existing ones, what else can you help them with, what other products do you offer that they may not know about.

Add those horizontals to your existing verticals and you will see your profits soar, and your customer loyalty will quickly follow.

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Jon Covey

Multi Award Winning Speaker & Motivational Sales/Business Mentor
Jon Covey is a multi award winning sales/trainer and serial entrepreneur based in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Who specialises in self development, personal development, executive business coaching and sales training.

Covey, captivates audiences with his 'do it anyway' style, working through business issues and topics to help individuals and businesses explode productivity and sales.

For over a decade and a half Jon has been working with companies large and small. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with many business ventures under his belt and he is not afraid to tell you about the failures as well as the successes.

What you get from working with Jon is a clear concise straight to the point program that delivers an end result that you only dreamed of. With financial, work, and personal areas of your life balancing, this gives you a real sense of fulfillment in your life.

He often shares his wisdom through many media channels, which instantly turn viral with others eager to learn from his creativity and style.

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