I recently launched an independent consultancy and started making contacts in the industry via LinkedIn which has generally been positive.
Following a recent email I sent to a potential client I was met with my first genuine rejection which I decided was not necessarily completely negative.
I have copied in the initial letter I sent plus the response below. Any suggestions on how I would go about replying to such an email? Much appreciated.
------ My Letter ----
I hope you are well, thank you for accepting my LinkedIn connection request.
I run a Design Management firm specialising in Service Design, Creative Management Consulting and Business Innovation.
I was intrigued to read your professional profile and would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your role at _________. Could we arrange a suitable time to meet for a coffee when you are next available?
Please look through our new website (mywebsite.org) and let me know if any of our services could add value to your work. I look forward to hearing back from you, talk to you soon.
----- The Response -----
HI Jon -
I am happy to meet up with you but having looked at your website all the services you offer we either provide internally or already have long standing arrangements in place.