In a previous post, I wrote about how it’s not business as usual, but it’s crucial to take action to bring money into your business, i.e., spend time on sales. Over years of working in outbound sales, I’ve seen a lot of with entrepreneurs and business owners with negative thoughts about sales. Sometimes people put sales on too high of
If you’re a founder, why did you create your business? What was your “a-ha” moment, or did you have a vision statement, “I want to create that,” “I want to change that,” or “I want to do that in a new way?” The “why” is important because it’s the motivation behind and future direction of your business. It’s the fuel.
Are you an entrepreneur? Is your mind busy? Are you worried about what to work on next? Spending too much time working? Or not spending enough time working on the right things and feel like you are constantly working without results? Or maybe you’re so overwhelmed by what you want your business to be compared to where it is now
The first rule of business, is to stay in business. So undeniably true. However strong your vision, sense of mission, passion and hard work, your business doesn’t operate in a vacuum. You must plan your strategy, and be prepared to operate and react to circumstances that impact your business. This means that you need to be aware of any changes
You need a plan when it comes to sales conversations. If you want to bring in more sales revenue, you can have more sales conversations and that may generate more sales. But if you have smarter sales conversations, then you can really shift your sales results. How can you plan sales conversations? Where can you start? Here are some pointers on
I had dinner last week with a client’s vice president of sales and the company’s US sales manager. We met over a steak and a glass of wine and the conversation was one of my favorite subjects: how to plan and grow sales in new markets. Planning and sizing sales teams for growth in new markets and new territories can present