About Marie Benoit, Ph.D.
Welcome! I appreciate your taking the time to view my site.
I am an income/growth strategist and entrepreneur. My mission is to assist other entrepreneurs in creating 98 percent repeat, add-on and referral-based businesses. I thrive on accomplishment . . . and growth is what I want to accomplish for my customers. Saving entrepreneurs time while making them more money is what I do.
How did I get here? I am a small town Louisiana girl who grew up with three brothers. They said I couldn’t do things they did because I was a girl. Hmmm . . . my motto became “watch me!" My dad was a barber and owned his own shop; my mom was a housewife. I didn’t know I wanted to own my own business until I worked for someone else . . . for 10 years. I’ve been my own boss ever since. I borrowed $15,000 from my dad and moved to the Washington, DC, area and started picking up the phone making cold calls. In four months, I had paid my dad back and I was on my way. When I sold that management training and leadership development business after 20 years, one-third of my business was repeat business, one-third was from referrals, and one-third was from cold calling.
I understood the importance of reaching clients in their mailbox, of staying in touch and showing appreciation with personalized cards; it’s something that set me apart. However, without a system (or someone whose job was dedicated solely to following up), it didn’t happen consistently. There were always too many other things that had to get done. Staying in touch, while important, is not urgent, and too often ended up being the thing that fell by the wayside. This haphazard approach was costly. It was for me; and if yours is like most businesses, it is for you, too.
That’s why I am such a proponent of the Mailbox Power system: consistent, personalized, yet automated, WOW touches delivered to your client’s mailbox, unexpectedly. The open rate is as close to 100 percent as you can get! Simply set the system and forget it. It works on your behalf regardless of how busy you are--creating loyalty, generating better and on-going referrals, getting clients talking about you, strengthening relationships . . . all of which results in more money in your pocket.
I have zero doubt that had I had this system when I owned my training business, I could have tripled it. That’s why I am so committed to making sure every business owner clearly understands what wowing your contacts can do for business growth.
Imagine bringing in more business. More easily. For less. Letting the system do it for you.
Nothing I have found will get you the return for so little as this system. If you want to make YOUR phone ring, call me. I am happy to share more.