Have you ever noticed a fishbowl in a restaurant that has about 20 business cards in the bottom and a little sign next to it asking you to leave yours too?
The restaurant owner does this because he recognises that it's a good idea to get your details so that he can send you details of special offers.
Of course many restaurants never get around to do anything but it's a great idea in theory.
This technique is being taught to local Internet marketers at the moment through a product called The Fishbowl Formula.
I think ity's worth watching the first part of the video because you may be able to do something similar in your business.
Fishbowl Video - including the story of a poor marketer being threaten with a big knife. This is an affiliate link but it's probably not right for you. Just take the idea and see where it can take you.
It's not a new idea as this video from Lucy Johnson shows. She helps fitness trainers get more clients so the idea isn't only for restaurants and that type of business.
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