Are you a small business looking to generate more sales leads? It may be time to get vertical.
One of the best ways to break into a new industry is to begin connecting with industry partners who can help you reach decision-makers directly.

One of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to do just that is to begin sponsoring or exhibiting in industry trade shows. Trade shows allow exhibiting companies to:

Gain face-time with prospects and industry professionals: Most industry reports show that decision-makers value face-to-face communication more than any other form of communication for fluid decision-making and purchasing processes.

Build professional relationships that will last the lifetime of your business: An EventView study reports that 62% of senior executives chose event marketing as the discipline that best accelerates and deepens relationships.

Close sales faster and spend less doing it: In addition to exhibiting being one of the most valuable assets for initiating long-lasting relationships, it’s one the most cost-effective methods of lead generation in business. A study published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) shows that sales cycles that result from trade show leads close faster and cost less to close than outside sales leads; $550 and 1.4 sales calls compared to $997 and 3.6 sales calls, respectively.

Participation in trade shows provides businesses with a smooth transition into a new sector, with the potential to achieve big results quickly.

Has your organization expanded into another industry using trade shows? Share your insights.

About Eli
Hyperpreneur EliLogan.com

Eli Logan is an award winning entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience emphasizing sales, marketing, and innovation in the Energy, Engineering, Transportation, Motorsports and Face To Face Marketing Industries. Eli is highly innovative with excellent relationship building skills as evidenced by the successful formation and operation of 24 business units resulting in 16.4 Billion in economic impact for his clients.

Originally posted 2021-11-23 13:43:17.