5 Ways To Profitably Acquire Clients For Your Practice
Growing an accountancy practice isn’t always plain sailing.
In a client focussed business, delivering value to your clients always comes first.
But often, this can mean we neglect the time spent on growing our practice…
The result of this – we spend all year working hard, delivering value but when it comes to year end, we don’t have much growth to show for it.
So what can you do to grow your accountancy practice?
Three Ways To Grow Your Practice
There’re three main ways you can choose to grow your accountancy practice:
1. Increase the number of clients
2. Increase the average £ value of each ‘job/project’
3. Increase the average number of jobs/projects per client
All three of these strategies can and will increase your practice revenue but for now, let’s focus on increasing the number of clients. (You can learn more about the other two in this article here)
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5 Ways To Acquire New Clients
Increasing your number of clients ultimately comes down to your practice’s marketing efforts.
Accountants get referrals, it’s the nature of the beast. But how many of you have a systemised referrals process in place to make sure that you are truly maximising your practice’s referrals potential? By creating systems around your referrals process – instead of it being ‘ad-hoc’ – you can create a consistent stream of warm prospects that will flow into your practice all year round.
2. Email Marketing
This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to build long-term relationships and nurture your prospects. Not every prospect is ready to buy from you right now. With an email marketing strategy in place where you regularly send out content in the form of blogs, videos and seminar invitations etc. you will position yourself as the go-to accountant once they’re fed up with their current one.
3. Client Success Stories
This is one of the strongest guns in your marketing arsenal. Nothing can sell your services better than the success stories of your existing clients. Create a featured section on your website all about the successes you’ve had with current clients so that your prospects can quickly learn just how great you are. Check out this great example from Savvy Accountancy Solutions.
4. Market to a Niche
This doesn’t mean you completely niche your entire practice and only serve one type of client, you can market to several different niches using a specific marketing message for each one. Want to attract a specific type of client/business? Use niche marketing to speak to their pain points and you’ll see a much greater return on your investment.
These are not only useful for warming up existing prospects, they’re also great for adding some additional value to your client base. By running events you not only position yourself as a ‘go-to-expert’, you also save time by selling ‘1 to many’ instead of ‘1 to 1’. (Combine this with niche marketing above for extra effectiveness!)
Each of the above strategies can help you acquire new clients for your practice.
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