Crushing CRM: 7 Habits of Scalable Sales Teams

Sales teams and CRM. If I were to make this into an SAT game, it would look something like… Sales teams are to CRM as kids are to making their beds. Okay, okay, I know. The SAT doesn’t use analogy questions anymore (lucky kids these days). But the analogy isn’t far from the truth. Most [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:26+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Making Deals When the Sale Goes Sideways

Making deals is tough work. I get very frustrated when prospective clients put me off or go radio silent. In my opinion, here are a few of the most common reasons why: The prospect over-committed. They thought it was a good idea to reach out for help at a time when they were particularly overwhelmed, [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:42+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Sales Success|1 Comment

How to Build a Winning Sales Team

Are you looking to build a winning sales team? You’ve likely discovered that it takes more than a few winning salespeople to create a winning sales team. Being successful means winning consistently. But we believe that it’s more than that. At CFS, success means that we all win.  Success means that our collaboration as a [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:56+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Why Your Follow Up Isn’t Good Enough

The most effective people I know have more commitments, requests, follow up tasks, to-dos and activities scheduled than they can ever hope to accomplish in a day. We all do. If this wasn’t true, there would be no need for us humans to have invented the concept of prioritizing. This simple truth is also why [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Sales Success|26 Comments

Sales Prospecting to Win: How to Work Only the Best Leads

A lot of salespeople tend to glaze over sales prospecting. After all, selling is the fun part, right? If you’re a sales manager, this probably drives you nuts. After years in the industry, you’ve likely discovered that quality leads equal winning leads. And I’d venture to bet that if given the choice: You’d rather your [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:15+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Focus on Selling! Increase Sales with These 5 PlayBook Elements

If you’re looking to increase sales, you may want to tap back into that Sales PlayBook of yours and focus on selling. Okay, stop rolling your eyes—I’m serious. I know using and managing a Sales PlayBook is a huge pain in the alphabet, but it’s worth the time and effort. Like stats? According to the [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:17+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Sales Success|1 Comment

5 Ways Sales Managers Can Help Salespeople Become Better Problem Solvers

All sales managers want great problem solvers on their teams, right? But do you have great problem solvers on your team? Do you have a team that is great at opening doors but fails to ask the right questions? Let’s fix this! 5 Ways Sales Managers Can Help Salespeople Become Better Problem Solvers The word [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:26+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Sales Prospecting: 3 Steps for Sales Management Success

As a busy sales manager, it’s important to understand what your salespeople are thinking about when it comes to sales prospecting. If you consider how much time your sales team spends beating themselves up about NOT prospecting—and imagine that they spent the same amount of time actually prospecting… well, you catch my drift, right? When [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:35+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

Why You Should Invest In Inbound Marketing Before CRM Implementation

What should come first: inbound marketing or CRM implementation? As a sales growth company, we've explored this question not only with and for our clients, but as a growing company ourselves. We've also invested in an inbound marketing strategy and focused efforts on CRM implementation. Doug Davidoff, CEO of Imagine Business Development, wondered the same [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:37+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|0 Comments