I wasn't sure how to find people who would be able to use the services I have to offer. In this rough economy local residents in my town aren't so eager to use their money to hire an interior designer. And the local businesses don't seem to be either.
I have found two local spin-offs of BNI, which in my opinion costs way too much. The local groups cost between $50 and $100 for a year's membership and will hopefully produce the same results. BNI, in case you are not familiar, is an international referral organization. You can see their site at www.bni.com.
Besides running my interior design business, I also own an online scrapbooking store. All the local scrapbooking stores have closed their doors over the past two years (besides Walmart and Jo-Anns) and rather than open my own brick-and-mortar store, I have been marketing to local boutiques to sell my pre-made and custom cards and scrapbooking layouts.