D&B Hoovers offers the ability to buy verified leads and is powered by the Dun & Bradstreet database, the industry’s leading business intelligence service. Users are able to conduct advanced searches based on location and location radius, SIC codes, industry, revenue, and even variables like IPO status, legal entity, and fiscal year. This makes it the best for teams that need robust search filtering to identify territory-based B2B leads.
Email Autoresponder – Your lead capture page webform should feed an email autoresponder. When a prospect completes and submits the webform, they should be subscribed to your email autoresponder. The email autoresponder should then send out personalized email messages to the prospect on your behalf. At the same time, the email autoresponder should send you an email notification of the new lead that was just generated.
Use social media. Posts asking people to join your team won't likely produce results, but if you're clever, you can use social media to generate interest in your business and possible leads. For example, if you sell weight-loss products, you can promote before and after pictures on Pinterest or Instagram. If you sell makeup, you can post tutorials on YouTube that you share across social sites.
Then figure out where your target customers can be found—both physically and virtually. College students who need more income can be found on campus or on online forums or websites about learning to manage your money. Athletes and people who lead healthy lifestyles can be found at gyms and online groups or websites about running, yoga, healthy eating, and more.
The sales lead component of D&B Hoovers includes information on over 120 million business records covering over 1,000 industries in 190 countries, making it more comprehensive than any other option on this list. It provides the most robust list segmentation capabilities and is ideal for fine-tuned searching within geographic territories. D&B Hoover also offers seamless lead integration with many CRMs, though they aren’t listed on the website.
Networking, as it used to be called, is a pretty thankless task. The conventional approach to networking was to start with the network of friends and colleagues that you already have; friends and family, your existing clients, your contacts at the squash club and so on. Most people feel uncomfortable pitching to friends and family, unless you have an unbeatable idea or concept, but if that was the case, then lead generation would not be a problem