As you prepare and strategize in the New Year, you may be asking yourself “How do I ensure I hit my sales goals?” Achieving the results you want involves work in many areas – sales, strategy, business partnerships, market development, account management, business expansion, and marketing. As you can see, there are a lot of moving parts.
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As the end of the year approaches, you might be wondering about the overall quality of your database. Companies today are looking to sales enablement technologies, analytics, CRM systems and learning technologies to make their sales teams more effective and more efficient. Businesses are considering cutting-edge tools that will make their team better. Something they often don’t spend enough time on that can make the most significant impact on a sales team’s efficiency is data.
Selecting the right cadence is essential for successful business development. Too many attempts in a short period can butcher your brand and come off as pestering. Not enough attempts, then you can miss opportunities due to not having the professional persistence to earn the conversation. On average, it can take over nine calls before making contact so having a call cadence that increases responses is essential to limiting the chase. At NuGrowth Sales as a Service, we have one proven call cadence to increase contact rates, meeting activity, and inbound email responses that decreases the time it takes from call to opportunity.
NuGrowth’s Tactic Groups approach is a sales strategy that allows your business development team to improve contact rates by quickly focusing their efforts in the right direction. See how you can use 7 approach strategies that can spell the difference between a conversation and a “click.”
We often know when we are getting sick. It can start with early symptoms, like a headache or fatigue, and if we don’t take the time to rest, we’ll certainly catch a cold.
But when it comes to your sales process –are you aware of when it’s on the verge of a break down? Do you know what to look for? Successful sales teams must be able to recognize the symptoms of an unstable situation.
The best sales teams have learned that to make it in this buying environment, discovery is critical. Often, companies have a sales pitch or product demo lined up for the first meeting with their potential buyer. This is a massive (and common) mistake.
The first thing your buyer needs to know about your company is that you can be trusted. Beyond that, once you have established a relationship with the buyer you have the chance to guide him through the sales cycle.
In sales, a lead is defined as a “potential sales contact.” But what constitutes “potential?”
Depending who you talk to, “potential contact” can be anything from a purchased name in a database to someone who filled out a web form, replied to an email blast, or dropped their card in the fishbowl at a trade show.
Some of these options are clearly more qualified than others. Read More
Read this eGuide for tips that will help you break free of that pesky sales slump.
Business development representatives are often tasked with turning lists into leads – of narrowing a universe of possibilities into a funnel of qualified opportunities. This is no small task. It takes patience, professionalism, and persistence. But the right tools can speed up the process.
One such tool is lead scoring.