Sales Techniques

Every sales professional should have a reference library on effective selling techniques. There are lots of sales trainers who dispel “sales wisdom” which in reality does not help the sales person improve their sales close rates. Gathered from sales interviews and insights from sales leaders here are some really effective selling techniques that have beenContinue reading “Sales Techniques”

Sales Lead Generation

Sales lead generation is the fuel that powers the sales engine; it is the single biggest sales activity to ignite the selling process. Sales lead generation includes three core principles: First is having the correct product to market fit strategy including compelling offers. Second is putting the product and offers in front of the rightContinue reading “Sales Lead Generation”

Business Strategy in a Digital Marketing World

The future of business is digital, so when business leaders start to formulate a business strategy they need to understand that customers, products, business operations and competitors are now digital. Is business strategy being replaced with digital strategy? And do companies have the sales and marketing skills to compete in a digital marketing world? AContinue reading “Business Strategy in a Digital Marketing World”

Sales Outsourcing

In Ireland, sales outsourcing or Sales-As-A-Service should be considered as it can offer multiple benefits to a start-up or growing business. Companies can boost its sales functions, accelerate sales and build the business faster by contracting in an interim sales manager or director for outsourced selling, business development or lead generation. Outsourcing is nothing newContinue reading “Sales Outsourcing”

Sales Leadership

Sales leadership should not be confused with sales management; sales management implies authority to manage the sales team whereas being a sales leader implies team buy-in and commitment from the sales team towards higher business goals. In a rapidly changing sales environment, decisive sales leadership can be the difference between a company that thrives andContinue reading “Sales Leadership”

Key Performance Indicators for Sales Success

Key Performance Indicators for Sales Success. Sales in a digital driven world brings different challenges for the sales team, Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and sales metrics that reflect this shift is critical for sales success. Measuring sales metrics like revenue per head, order values, margin mix are still valid measures for sales management as sellingContinue reading “Key Performance Indicators for Sales Success”

Sales Strategy Plan

A sales strategy is the process of matching the business purpose or mission with a sales plan, then putting in place goals, metrics and sales tactics. The sales strategy will also map out courses of action and allocating resources to achieve the selected goals and tactics. A sales strategy is really about answering the oneContinue reading “Sales Strategy Plan”

Customer Service Tips for Business Growth

Customer service has as much a part to play in customer acquisition or business growth as sales.  Customer service and how it is delivered must evolve alongside the adoption of social media and technology by consumers and business. Customer service is no longer an “after the event” function, it now impacts sales, business growth evenContinue reading “Customer Service Tips for Business Growth”

Business Plan for Growth

Devising a Business Plan and Strategy for Growth Business plan and implementing a business strategy is more than simply achieving business goals. It inspires people to work hard, makes the team feel part of a purpose; it incites actions and ensures that activities happen. Simply constructed, effectively executed, a business strategy is a template forContinue reading “Business Plan for Growth”

Business Mission- Know why you exist

Why does a business exist? Every business needs a mission and a purpose. We know the overarching purpose of any business is to acquire, develop and maintain customers at a profit however any business must fundamentally know why they exist so the effort, work and emotional investment has a real meaning to all stakeholders. IsContinue reading “Business Mission- Know why you exist”