Is Your Business Development Process Clearly Defined?

Having a business development process seems like a pretty obvious thing for any company to have. However, simply having a process in place is only part of the equation. For optimal results, your business development process needs to be clearly defined to everyone involved in following and supporting it. Now before I go any further, [...]

By | 2017-09-20T14:54:19+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

When You Create Customer Relationships You Close Deals

To put it simply: customer relationships make it easier to sell. I’m going to give two scenarios. Imagine you’re selling any product or service to someone you’ve never met before. They don’t know anything about your product, and more importantly they don’t know anything about you. To them, you’re just another salesperson trying to sell [...]

By | 2017-09-25T16:41:43+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Sales Success|0 Comments

How to Use CRM to Organize Your Data

Wondering how to use CRM to organize your data? Well, picture an over-stuffed, messy closet filled with junk--like outdated electronics and clothes you haven’t touched since 2003. That is exactly what your data looks like if you aren’t using your CRM system to its optimal potential. Or you don’t have a CRM system at all. [...]

By | 2017-07-05T18:05:48+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

4 Basic Elements to Create a Prospecting Process

When you’re developing a sales process, it can be easy to focus on opportunities. What are the pipeline stages? How are won and lost opportunities handled? The sales process can take time and effort to develop, so why bother to create a prospecting process? People often consider the top of the funnel to be intuitive. [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:49:20+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Sales Process Development: How to Keep It Fresh

It can be tempting to think of sales process development as a one-time thing. You build your process and you’re good, right? Over time, you’ll need to review and revise your sales process. If you don’t, you’ll eventually need to start back at the beginning. We recommend reviewing the process quarterly. Here are five things [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:41:11+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Sales Process Management: Measuring Success

When we think of sales process management, it’s easy to focus on developing the process, monitoring its use, and revising it over time. Don’t forget measurement! One of the benefits of a clearly defined sales process is that it provides you with a foundation for measuring results. If everyone is following the process and all [...]

By | 2017-07-12T13:40:19+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|0 Comments

Stop Micromanaging: You’re Killing Sales

At least once in a career, most of us encounter a boss that just can’t seem to stop micromanaging. Whether it's the boss that constantly checks-in on projects or the supervisor that doesn’t have enough trust to let the smallest task be completed without checking it over--micromanagers make employees less productive. But how do you [...]

By | 2017-07-13T12:28:45+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders|1 Comment

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 | 2017-06-23T14:00:13+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|3 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 | 2017-07-13T13:51:43+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Sales Success|0 Comments

Start with Why! Emotional Selling & the Philosophy & Mechanics Behind It

Start with why. If you haven’t watched Simon Sinek’s TED Talk or read his book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, the above sentence might not mean very much. But boy, does it have meaning! Here… catch up quickly. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Action Does start with [...]

By | 2017-07-13T14:05:38+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments