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Business Builders II — Group meets to promote, bring referrals for business

Referrals are important to Gene Enke’s business.

Enke, owner of Gene’s Custom Cakes in Ottawa, has been in the bakery business for 20 to 30 years, but he never stops seeking new business.

Last week, he was a guest at Ottawa Business Builders II, the second leads group in Ottawa.

“I think this is great,” he told The Times after the meeting. “It’s right up anybody’s alley.”

Word of mouth (is everything). When people are satisfied, they tell somebody else, then they tell somebody else.”

Giving each other leads is what Ottawa Business Builders II is all about. Katherine Corcoran, of Ottawa Business Builders II, said the group, which is comprised of individuals from different industries, helps its members promote each others’ business and brings in referrals.

Tuesday, they each told the group how many referrals they had passed on and whether a transaction occurred. In the last six months, the group received 101 leads and 40 transactions.

Members also are welcome to give 30-second commercials telling members the nature of their business and the type of referrals they’re seeking.

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