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Eight Reasons Why You Lose Clients – And What To Do About It (Part II)

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Sometimes client relationships end for appropriate reasons. But you never want a good relationship to end avoidably.

In Part I of this article I described four of the eight most common reasons why client relationships end. These were:

1. A reorganization or executive turnover

2. A one-off or temporary need for your services.

3. A financial crisis or profit squeeze—and a lack of budget for you.

4. The impact and benefits of your work is not compelling

(Note: You can read Part I here if you missed it)

Now, let’s look at four more important reasons why one of your best clients may just walk away.


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Read the rest of this article here.

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I help companies and individuals develop winning marketplace strategies and build clients Andrew Sobel New Headshot 2014for life. My bestselling books include Power RelationshipsPower QuestionsAll for One, and Clients for Life. I spent 14 years at Gemini Consulting, where I was a Senior Vice President and the Chief Executive of Gemini’s Italian subsidiary. For the last 17 years I’ve headed my own consulting firm, Andrew Sobel Advisors.

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