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5-Minute Mentor: How Do I Generate Leads Without Annoying People? Here's how to test your idea and bring it to market in an impactful way.

By Terry Rice

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"Generating leads really comes down to one thing: being human." So says Terry Rice, a business development consultant and contributor at Entrepreneur. "And by that I mean when you are interacting with people online, don't just treat them as a potential partner or client — you want to be someone who's connected to them and cares about them in a genuine way."

In this week's episode of 5-Minute Mentor, Terry talks with Lindy Bostrom, founder of Bostrom Graphics, which develops branding for small to medium-sized companies looking to attract more business. Over the course of their conversation, Terry breaks down strategies and tactics for Lindy and any other entrepreneur looking for effective and efficient ways to generate more leads without feeling too pushy or spammy.

  • Attracting leads without feeling like you are bothering people
  • Creating content that attracts users who need your services
  • Marketing through newsletters
  • Using social media to make meaningful connections

Watch the above video to hear Terry's top tips — all delivered in just five minutes — and try them out to give your lead generation efforts a boost.

Terry Rice

Entrepreneur Staff

Business Development Expert-in-Residence

Terry Rice is the Business Development Expert-in-Residence at Entrepreneur and Managing Director of Growth & Partnerships at Good People Digital; an agency that provides marketing and monetization solutions for entrepreneurs. He writes a newsletter about how to build your business and personal resilience and personal brand in just 5 minutes per week and created a revenue optimization checklist to help you multiply your income potential. 

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