Before Your Sales Call: Pre-Call Preparation

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Business development, Tips|

You've been working your plan. You are generating qualified prospects, and you're setting appointments with those prospects to discuss the value your product or service has for them. So an appointment is set. A clear purpose for the appointment is agreed upon. And you're ready to go. Or are you? Don't slip up and overlook a [...]

Power Prospecting

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Business development|Tags: , , , |

Whether you're a sales professional, sales manager, or business owner, prospecting should be an important part of your plan. After all, getting in front of more qualified prospects is one method for increasing your sales. Qualified prospects are of enormous importance to your company or career. Here are some best practices for prospecting to help get [...]

Q1 Is In The Books: Are You On Track?

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Business development, Goal setting, Tips|Tags: , , |

Remember those resolutions and goals you made at the beginning of the year? Yep, those resolutions. How are they going? Whether you set professional, or personal, goals back in January, now is a good time to revisit them. You're first Quarter of the year is over. How are you tracking with your goals? You're Killing It! [...]

Master Your Sales Cycle

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Business development, Sales, Tips|Tags: |

Understanding your sales cycle is critically important to your overall business development strategy. When we talk with business owners, we often show a "Sales Funnel" image. Interestingly, about 25% of those owners we speak to, have not seen a Sales Funnel previously. And of those who are familiar; less than 5% actually track their sales cycle [...]

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