Tag Archives: startup sales

Quick message from a red phone box booth… (pick up the phone)

Hazel Butters/ December 14, 2018/ Sales, Using the phone to sell/ 0 comments

Looking for more sales into your business? You need to overcome resistance, fear and avoidance of the telephone – not sure where to start? How to find decision makers? What to say to gatekeepers? How to navigate comments such as “just send us an email”? Not sure if you should leave voicemails? What to say to a decision maker? Join

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Startups, opportunities and the number 27 bus

Hazel Butters/ April 28, 2017/ Sales/ 0 comments

If you run a startup, do you find yourself overwhelmed by moments of possibility, new opportunities to connect with people, and chances to share your vision with the world? There’s a flip side. When you worry. About lack of money, finding relevant customers, having resources to act on opportunities, of rejection, of being wrong, of never getting it right or reaching your

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Prompt’s two-second sales quiz: Do you need to increase sales?

Hazel Butters/ April 27, 2017/ Sales/ 0 comments

Do you need to increase sales? A quick sales momentum multiple-choice quiz for startups. Q: How many sales have you made in April? A – LOADS. You’ve been busy prioritizing money-making activities: calling prospects, asking for sales – and getting them. You know that you’re on fire sales-wise and you have a healthy pipeline with a repeatable sales process. B – SOME. It’s not

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Where does sales time go for startups?

Hazel Butters/ April 3, 2017/ Sales/ 0 comments

“The first rule of business is to stay in business.”  I couldn’t agree more. So why — when there is a limited number of hours in the day, do so many entrepreneurs spend time on things that don’t drive sales — the lifeblood of the business? There are many things that need to be done within a business, but as

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