Profit Leak 7 – Are Your Customer Attrition Rates Too High?

Customer Attrition

Are you spending enough time learning how to retain your existing customers? Do you know what a good attrition rate for your company is?

Many times business leaders simply accept their customer attrition rate as normal. While it is unreasonable to expect to keep every customer, most business owners do not do enough to understand their attrition rate and to make necessary changes in their business strategy to reduce it. This can be a huge leak in your business model.

Steps to Keeping Your Customers

Do you find it easier to keep and sell more business to existing customers or to get new ones? If your answer was that it’s easier to get new customers, you may have problems on three fronts:


The lower your client retention, the less scalable your business.

Value, Quality or Service Issues 

Lower retention may be an indicator that you are not adding enough value in the right areas or you have service problems.


When you lose customers because of value, quality or service, it will become harder and harder for your business to grow. As customers leave, they are likely to tell others why and that will hurt your company’s reputation.

Having a Growth Perspective

From a growth perspective, customer retention is your foundation. The more customers you can keep, the fewer new customers you will need to achieve your growth goals. The longer customers are with you, the more likely they are to say great things about you. The better your reputation and the more “old” customers you have, the easier it is to get more customers.

Improve Customer Attrition Rates

If you are interested in addressing your “profit leaks,” let’s schedule a time to further discuss your business and how we might work together to patch up your leaky bucket. Call us for a FREE consultation 305.722.7213.

Profit Leak #1: Are You Losing Productivity on B and C Players?

Profit Leak #2: Is Poor Leadership Holding Your Company Back?

Profit Leak #3: Are You Too Focused on Tactics Rather Than Strategy?

Profit Leak #4: Are Vacant Positions Affecting Business Performance?

Profit Leak #5: Do You Have Retention Issues?

Profit Leak #6: Is Your Business Strategy Causing Lost Opportunities?

Profit Leak #7: Are Your Customer Attrition Rates Too High?

Profit Leak #8: Do You Know What Mistakes Are Costing Your Business?