Do not put a "closed" sign on your business


When you relocate to another country, you probably think you do not have to keep your brand alive during the transition; too busy with packing and unpacking, trying to be involved in your kids’ school, finding the right fitness club etc,

BEFORE you move tell everybody in your network your new destination, what will be the best way to keep in touch with you, ask for help to get introduced to people living and working in your new location. Then every day, keep an eye on what is said in blogs, websites, conversations and groups. Subscribe to local networks/groups and get information you need to speed up your installation and get read of your cartons faster.

Do not put a “closed” sign on your business just because you have been relocated. Take advantage of the mobile technologies and stay available for your customers.

This strategy worked for me, I met new people, learned great tips and potential partners through Linkedin and started working again with clients only 4 weeks after my furniture arrived in Brussels.

Anne the “happy expat in Brussels”

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