17 Activities Successful Sales Managers Embrace

What are the ingredients to a successful sales managers recipe? Is it hitting targeted sales quotas, building a roster, developing relationships with clients? Yes, it is, it’s all of the above and more, but what activities help successful sales managers reach these goals? As I’ve said more than once, you cannot do a goal you [...]

By |2021-06-15T13:57:25+00:00June 15th, 2021|Leadership, Sales and Marketing|0 Comments

Sell More by Selling Less

Salespeople in many industries could increase their sales IF they stopped selling. As counter intuitive as sell more by selling less may sound, the best sales approach may be no sales approach at all. Instead of (or at least along with) improving small talk, sales presentations, and closing skills — work on improving product knowledge, [...]

By |2021-05-20T12:58:30+00:00May 20th, 2021|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Sell More by Selling Less

Is it Okay to Wish Your Customers Merry Christmas?

Isn’t it a little sad that marketers must be concerned about offending clients if they wish them a Merry Christmas? The truth is whether your business shares Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, you might offend some. However, the facts are that more people use Merry Christmas than Happy Holidays. So, is it okay to wish [...]

By |2020-12-17T14:02:36+00:00December 17th, 2020|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Is it Okay to Wish Your Customers Merry Christmas?

Social Media Holiday Etiquette For Businesses

Social media holiday etiquette is always important. However, this year it might be more critical than ever. As we near the end 2020 we can all agree it's been a demanding year. COVID, racism, and the election have divided America. Unfortunately, too many people use social media to vent, berate, and hold forth. Here's the [...]

By |2020-11-19T14:15:19+00:00November 19th, 2020|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Social Media Holiday Etiquette For Businesses

Spend Your Dollars Wisely

Yesterday, I received an invitation to our homeowner's association annual meeting. I have not attended for three years. The last meeting I attended was a budget meeting. The word "budget" was spelled "buget." Maybe it's French, as in, "boo – jeh." The board spent over an hour discussing where to get the funds for snow [...]

By |2020-11-16T15:19:53+00:00November 16th, 2020|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Spend Your Dollars Wisely

Is Your Business Reaching Past the Low Hanging Fruit?

So, what's your low hanging fruit? What are you reaching past while attempting to reach a higher branch? When you ignore your low hanging fruit, you miss one of your best opportunities. A Seminar Last summer, I conducted a seminar with a group of healthcare administrators. A member of the group had acquired my book How [...]

By |2021-02-16T14:55:19+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Is Your Business Reaching Past the Low Hanging Fruit?

Creating a Small Business In-house Marketing Team

After reading a post about creating a marketing team, aimed at ad agencies and large firms, I asked friends how they would build a small business in-house marketing team — what positions they would fill? The article from INC. Tips and Tools for Building a Marketing Team is a good start. The piece discusses the [...]

By |2019-11-07T15:29:45+00:00November 7th, 2019|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on Creating a Small Business In-house Marketing Team

4 Types of B2B Customers and How to Approach Them

It’s easy to forget that B2B (Business to Business) marketing is profoundly different from B2C (Business to Consumers). B2B providers may know this but, too often, they treat marketing to their B2B audience as if they were B2C. It’s not the same game. So, knowing the difference begins with understanding these 4 types of B2B [...]

By |2019-10-24T15:08:18+00:00October 24th, 2019|Sales and Marketing|Comments Off on 4 Types of B2B Customers and How to Approach Them

Can You Hear That Sign?

Photo by Travis Isaacs / CC BY-SA A good friend is a is a 508 accessibility specialist and advocate. Business people unfamiliar with 508 accessibility  miss an opportunity to connect with prospects who are often overlooked. “Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and [...]

By |2019-10-10T16:47:35+00:00October 10th, 2019|Sales and Marketing|1 Comment
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