How B2B Sales is Changing & What You Can Do About It

B2B sales is changing. But I’m sure you knew that already! Why? Well, because everything has changed. And everything is changing, always. That’s the nature of life. I had the honor of speaking on social business development (social selling) at this years’ annual NYSSCPA NextGen conference on Monday. In case you aren’t familiar, the NYSSCPA [...]

By | 2017-07-26T16:31:50+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Why No One Wins Without Marketing Collaboration

You’ve heard it all before – especially from us: marketing collaboration is a vital part of any business! But do you really know why? I’m not talking about what you could get out of getting both departments to work together, but the detrimental effects the lack of collaboration is currently having on your business. Here [...]

By | 2017-08-07T13:33:20+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

How to AGREE in a Sales Negotiation

Whether it's to win a project or to fund a new opportunity, sales negotiation is a key component of the sales process. To simplify the process, I’ve put together a five-step acronym to help you and your team through the sales negotiation process. Read on to discover more on the AGREE acronym. How to AGREE [...]

By | 2017-07-24T10:21:35+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

3 Sales Statistics You Need to Know to Set Your Company Ahead of the Curve

When it comes to sales statistics, there are countless metrics available. Some are useless, of course. But most sales statistics are extremely useful and help CEOs and sales managers as they plan. Here at CFS, we’ve worked with thousands upon thousands of CEOs, sales managers, and salespeople. And we’ve learned a lot! (I’ll be sharing [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:03:58+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

3 Purposes of Sales Forecasting

Sales forecasting is a common topic of discussion among sales leaders. Forecasting can shape the stock market and drive key business decisions. But if you listen to what people say about sales forecasting, you might discover that people are sometimes having different conversations. One person might be talking about sales targets, while others are talking [...]

By | 2017-07-17T11:51:21+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

How to Encourage Team Collaboration in Sales

Team collaboration is easier said than done. Think back to your college or high school years. Remember those dreaded “group projects”? You were either the achiever, the slacker, or somewhere in between. To me, it seemed that an even workload balance was somewhat impossible. (I was the achiever, BTW. So typical, I know! But somebody [...]

By | 2017-07-11T13:36:12+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Develop Employees Year-Round with these Tips

You may not realize it, but it’s just as important to develop employees as it is to develop your business on a steady basis (monthly, quarterly, annually). Your employees are your businesses lifeline. Without your team and the great talents that they bring to the table, your company wouldn’t be what it is at all. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T09:31:52+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

5 Forecasting Techniques to Improve ROI for Sales Training

Looking for forecasting techniques to improve ROI for sales training? (Or return on sales training investment, aka ROSTI.) This is something we’ve been talking about quite a bit on the blog lately. And for good reason. CEOs and Sales VPs understand that forecasting sales is crucial to growth. The key to success isn’t dependent on execution [...]

By | 2017-07-11T11:34:33+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Forecast Spreadsheet: A Free Resource to Scale Your Business

If you’re looking to scale your business, boy do I have a great free resource for you! Our CEO, Charles Bernard, recently put together a sales forecast spreadsheet. And it’s now prepped and loaded for download via our free resources portal. But before you download, here’s a bit more on why using a sales forecast [...]

By | 2017-07-10T13:59:42+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Bad Management Habit to Break: Coasting

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Right? Unfortunately, summertime is also a great time for some bad management habits to creep in. Coasting is one of the worst. It can be easy to remember to monitor your poor performers, but even top performing sales reps tend to experience slumps and can fall into bad [...]

By | 2017-06-29T16:17:32+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments