I just came up with a wonderful plan to stay in front of my clients and create blogging material showing how I'm an expert in my area!
When we first moved to Cary NC 14 years ago from Worcester, MA the one thing that I missed was good restaurants. By good, I mean ethic, with a real chef serving good wholesome delicious food. We have many restaurants but they are chains like: Macaroni Grill, Chili's, The Outback. They were not bad but just not that exciting or novel. Over the years I have found good eateries in our community but you have to go out & find them. Then once you find them it's good to spread the word!
OK here you go. So I was inspired this morning when I went on Facebook and saw that my lender friend had just tried a new Lebanese restaurant in Raleigh called Sitti. I went to their website. http://www.sitti-raleigh.com I love food and the pictures made me want to run out & try it even though I had just had breakfast.
So my FANTASTIC idea was: why not come up with a way that I can visit these unique, local restaurants, experience their food and write about it in my blog and create a contest where I pick a random past clients to join me on my restaurant venture? Seems to me I'd be killing a bunch of birds with one stone. Reconnecting with my clients, spending quality time one on one with them & catching up on their lives AND experiencing delicious food and the local fare. It felt like a "no brainer" to me. I can also show that I'm an expert of best restaurants in Raleigh & the surrounding area (my community) while I'm reconnecting with my past clients!
A win, win for everyone!
This plan will allow me to enjoy the best restaurants in the Triangle, while reconnecting with my past clients in an authentic meaningful way, creating a little buzz around the random winners, and being the community expert by blogging & telling folks where they can go for good eats! What new comer would not want to know that?