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110+ Places and Ways To Build Your Business, Starting TODAY!

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110+ Places and Ways to Build your Business starting TODAY!

Airplane Seat Back Pocket and in Airline Magazine in your seat and your neighbor’s

Airport (Be sure to have your website listed for all travelers)

Animal Shelter (add a flyer about any great products that work for pets that your company has)

Apartment Leasing Offices (ask if you can leave materials for newcomers packet too or stuff newsletter)

ATM’s (use sticky tac, or double sided tape)

Babysitter (give her a tip to leave your brochure/sample with her other customers)

Back of Bathroom Stall Doors

Bagel or Donut Shop (leave near (not on) the newspapers)


Bank Tellers

Bank Reception area (enjoy a cup of coffee!)

Bar, local pub, Karaoke events (waitresses are great customers, they always have cash from tips)

BNI – Business Networking Events

Bookstore (leave a card inside a business book or magazine in your field – don’t overdo!)

Bowling Alleys

Bus Stops
Cable Service Office

Cards to friends (include a newsy note about your latest activities, hobbies and business)
Car Dealerships – the cashier, the office staff, and the sales reps

Casinos (Feelin’ Lucky?)

Clerks At The Post Office

College Campuses and Dorms

Computer Stores

Corner Stores

Credit Unions

Currency Exchange

Customer Appreciation Day (We appreciate all new and current customers with specials and samples)

Current Customers (give a gift for referrals)

Dance Studios

Day Care Centers


Dentist Office

Doctor’s Office

Dressing Rooms

Drive Thru Window at Restaurant or Bank

Drivers License Bureau

Dry Cleaners

Envelope that you pay bills with (they send you ads, why not return the favor?)

Eye Doctor

Fabric Stores

Fast Food Restaurants

Fax to one Local Business each week with a special offer

Fishbowl or Raffle Box at Local Restaurant or Business (Give the owner a treat for helping you)

Flower Shops

Front of Magazines at Check Out Lines

Fundraisers – many groups and organizations need new ways to raise money

Furniture Stores

Gas Station Attendants (Go inside to pay and ask how they like their job)

Grocery Store Clerks (also overworked and underpaid)

Grocery Store Racks Where People post Ads

Gym or place you work out (curves, fitness centers)

Gymboree Type Centers

Hair Salons

Halloween Treat Bags (parents love treats too)

Holiday Gifts for Service People (mailman, lawn maintenance, Cleaning Staff, etc)

Hospital Waiting Rooms

Insurance Office

Internet Chat groups

Jewelry Store

Job Fairs

Karate or Martial Arts Studio

Kids Resale Shops



Little League Game

Mechanics Waiting Rooms

Model New Home Centers

Mortgage Offices

Movie Theater Lobbies and Restrooms (all of them)

Nail Salons

Online Social Networks (Facebook, MySpace, UvMe, Skype, more)

Orthodontist Offices

Outlet Mall
Park Benches

Pet Stores


Pizza Place or Chinese Restaurant where you get Takeout

Place Where You Pay Your Bills

Quick- Print Shops

Real Estate Agent Offices

Restaurants (bathroom, waiting area, with your tip, cashier)

Retirement Homes

Sales People At Any Store

School (Give a care package to each of your children’s teachers with a note of appreciation)

School Administration Offices

Senior Citizen and Senior Activity Centers (Ask the Activities Director if you can give a demo or presentation)

Shoe Stores


Sports Events


Tanning Salons
Tax Preparation Offices

Taxi Seat when you get out

Teacher Gifts

Telephone Answering Service
Temporary Staff Offices

Toll Booth Collectors

Travel Agency

Trophy Shop

Truck Stops and Thruway Rest Areas

UPS/FED EX/Shipping Store

Vacation Destination


Video Stores

Vitamin Stores
Walk In Medical Clinic Waiting Rooms

Water, Electric and Gas Utilities

Wherever you do business

(TIP – Do business with people who will let you leave your samples and flyers/brochures, if they won’t, consider finding another service provider, do business with like-minded people)

X-Ray or Medical Lab where you have tests done


Yoga Studio


For one week, make a list of all the places you go to and drive by every day. Make prospecting for customers and affiliates part of your daily life. You’ll be amazed at the number and variety of people and businesses you encounter.

Always Be Prepared – have your materials ready to go the night before and put them in your car

Be Consistent – as Jim Rohn says.. an apple a day is not the same as 7 apples on Sunday…

Get and Give good contact information – keep a notebook/post-it notes handy with pen

Follow Up, Follow Up, Follow Up – don’t waste your time by not getting contact information.

Here’s To Your Success!

Sue Mazza

CEO, SuccessfulYou,Inc.

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