A forum for sales professionals with ideas and techniques to make sales success a habit.

Business Advice from a Seasoned Sales VP

As a sales manager, you’ve likely discovered that business advice is not hard to come by. The value of that business advice, however, is a whole other ballgame. Some advice stinks, some is great. Some sticks, some doesn’t. Here at CFS, we are practitioners of discovery-based learning. This means that we’re always open to learning [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Business Culture Getting You Down? 3 Factors to Consider

I can’t help but notice the focus on business culture lately. People want to work in an environment that has a good culture, where they feel supported and have fun. After all, most of us spend more time at work during the week then we do with our friends and family. Companies are rated and [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Sales Success|1 Comment

5 Reasons Why Creating a Culture of Learning Will Increase Productivity

Does your company operate from a culture of learning mentality? Just imagine how boring life would be if we didn’t seek out and find new things to learn. Creating a culture of learning in your organization is crucial for so many reasons. Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Investing [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Sales Success|2 Comments

Growing Sales After the Holiday Slump

Finding more leads for growing sales can be one of the most frustrating parts of a job for sales managers and salespeople. Many salespeople feel confident closing new business, but can’t find or nurture leads well enough to develop a steady pipeline of new opportunities. In some companies, leads are provided by the marketing department, [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

A Free Business Plan Template For Sales Reps

Are you a sales rep looking for a free business plan template? Well look no further! Mike over at Hubspot wrote this awesome article with a free business plan template included! A Free Business Plan Template For Sales Reps This article was originally published on and for Hubspot. Written by Mike Weinberg | @mike_weinberg The [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Sales Success|2 Comments

5 Tips on How to Grow Sales Within Your Organization

You've likely discovered endless results when asking the question: how to grow sales. But rather than give you a bulleted "how to" list, let's explore the aspects of what leads to sales growth and help you get on your way. Sales growth comes when all facets of your sales process and team are working harmoniously [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

The Secret to Business Focus: 4 Strategies to Get More Done

If your day to day involves endless emails, meetings, and projects, chances are you’re also looking for some better business focus strategies. Trust me, I get it. When I hear that email inbox chime, the instantaneousness of it all gets me. I should check that email. What if it’s important? So, I give in. I [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|6 Comments

Jack Canfield Quotes to Inspire Leadership, Managers, & Salespeople

When it comes to Jack Canfield quotes, I could go on for days! From Chicken Soup for the Soul to The Success Principles to The Power of Focus—the man is a brilliant inspiration. In business, and especially in sales, things aren’t always easy. In fact, they’re often really really difficult. Most of us know that [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Sales Success|2 Comments

Ultimate Tips for Successful Business Networking

Successful business networking is extremely powerful. Yet, networking is often underestimated. Networking can help to create incredible opportunities, gain useful connections, and result high-quality referrals. But this isn’t all! Business networking is also one of the most inexpensive ways to market your business—which comes handy if you’re lacking funds in your marketing budget or are [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

Break These 6 Bad Sales Habits Before the New Year

As you close out the year, you might've noticed that you've developed some not-so-great sales habits. Yes, it's that dreaded end of year panic! For some it causes deviation from the usual sales process. For others, things like unnecessary discounts crop up to help make deals happen. But we all know this isn't right--it's not [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments