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Not Enough Fresh Sales Leads? Marketing is the New Sales

Your sales are down and leads are rare. The phone's not ringing. Let's blame marketing!If you join this band wagon to rationalize your poor sales results, you need to step up and take responsibility for your own fate. It's amazing how often sales teams play the victim here. They blame... Read More

Getting Off The Advertising And Sales Rollercoaster

Seeing the results of advertising your business can be like watching a roller coaster. The day you run your ad you see a flurry of activity; your ph0ne starts ringing, your web site traffic increases and/ or potential clients visit your store. Your hopes soar. sales go up. Two or... Read More

Increase Your Sales - Accept Credit Cards

Many people today simply prefer the convenience of paying by credit card. If you want their business, you must be able to accept their credit-card payments. In part one of this series we will discuss why you should accept credit cards, and the basics of getting merchant status. Part two... Read More

Increase Your Sales Accept Credit Cards, Part 2

In part two we will discuss overcoming objections, which credit cards to accept and using the check paying option. If your business is home-based or has been in operation for less than two years, you're likely to face objections from the bank. If yours is a home-based or a brand-new... Read More

4 Marketing Myths Threaten Your Sales

These 4 marketing myths can cause you to lose sales if you base your marketing decisions on them. But the related marketing tips I included with each myth will boost your sales if you act on them instead.Myth 1: People Always Buy Where They Get the Cheapest PriceIf this... Read More

The Sales Carpenter

I remember moving my family to Argentina as Vice President of Sales for Latin America. I was in charge of managing five regional offices, Argentina of course being one of them.In the company's ten year history of selling into Latin America it had never exceeded $14 million (M) in annual... Read More

Transforming Your Sales Force by Creating Specific Expectations

I just finished a phone call with a potential client who had called to discuss a problem. His 18 person sales force was paid on straight commission. All had been with the company for 8 - 15 years and were earning healthy incomes. His problem was that he couldn't get... Read More

Raise Concern About Sales Competition, Not About Yourself

As you are reading this sales article, read very carefully. Because I wouldn't want you to think of a pig right now. No, do not think of a fat, brown, smelly pig right this moment. What are you doing? Do you have a picture of a smelly, fat, brown pig... Read More

Speed-up Your Sales Cycle

This week's article is my response to a question by David Cohen of Bridge-Soft. "Quite a few prospects have told me that business is stagnant at the moment, but they are hopeful towards the 4th quarter. How do you approach the sales cycle where the cost of the product... Read More

Sales Tactics to Beat Your Competition

This month I want to share a success from a friend and customer of mine. You'll find in this story two important sales tactics for beating your competition. From Chris Chalmers of Quova Inc: "We sell a commodity product (geographic data) that is available from a variety of competitors and... Read More

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Radio Ink

Meet One Of Radio's Best National Sales Managers
Radio Ink
At the Radio Show in Orlando next week, Matt Cowper's name will be announced following the Advertiser Breakfast, Thursday morning. Matt is a Radio Ink Radio Wayne finalist in the Stu Olds National Sales Manager category. The Beasley Media Vice ...


Sandler Training in Denver, CO Announces New Sales Management Course
Benzinga
Denver based sales training experts Sandler Training by SalesGrowth MD, Inc. have announced the launch of another 12 month leadership course geared to sales managers. This comprehensive 12 month course consists of 12 monthly 4 hour modules on ...

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Six CRM best practices for sales managers
Security Systems News
If there is one thing all sales people can agree upon, it's that most companies have a poor CRM process. Fortunately, most of these challenges can be corrected by the sales managers, so I've decided to offer the six best practices that I've seen help ...


Enterprise Irregulars (blog)

Using “Win Themes” to Improve Your Sales Management and Increase Win Rates
Enterprise Irregulars (blog)
Yep, forgot to ask that one. And, of course, that's the most important one. As I sometimes need to remind sales managers, while the process is great, let's not forget the purpose of the process is to win. (I've even met a few sales managers so wedded ...


Forbes

How The Mercedes F1 Boss Is Helping To Drive In-Home Innovation
Forbes
He accelerated through the ranks and moved into sales management at Austrian steel company, Koloman Handler AG. After two years there, Wolff identified an opportunity and set up his first business which primarily involved acting as an agent for Koloman ...


The Supply Side: CPG marketer CA Fortune sets up shop in Bentonville
talkbusiness.net
Gill previously served as vice president for Acosta Sales & Marketing serving Walmart. He spent 12 years at Acosta, working his way through the sales and marketing division to client management and business development. When he left the company, Gill ...


Business Mirror

Bridging the gap between sales management and latest technology in real estate
Business Mirror
I RECENTLY had an interview with one of the hidden sales weapons of many big real-estate companies, Raymond Domingo. This year he takes on a new role as CEO of Stratforce Global Inc., an end to end real-estate solutions company in the Philippines.


Bemidji Pioneer

HIGHER ED NOTEBOOK: BSU grad is new Tyson Foods CEO
Bemidji Pioneer
... for the company's beef and pork segments as well as the international business, according to media reports. Previously, he was president of Poultry from 2013 to 2017 and has also served in numerous sales, management and company officer positions.


Rental Equipment Register

Vandalia Rental - Sales Manager
Rental Equipment Register
The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Branch Managers and Operation Manager to evaluate and grow our business through each of the rental locations. The Sales Manager will be on the Strategic Management Team and will fully ...


Forbes

On CRM: Why Did Service App Zendesk Buy A CRM Company?
Forbes
It's a sales tool. It provides forecasting, opportunity, contact and sales management features as well as lead scoring and reporting capabilities that allow its customers - who are mostly salespeople - to do the traditional things you would expect from ...

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The Achilles Heel of Management Coaching

While heading home at day's end, you begin reflecting on... Read More

Whats a Professional Sales Manager?

I was in the depths of a major depression. As... Read More

8 Procedures to Take Control of Sales and Marketing

The Cash to Cash Cycle Part Three of SeriesWe're sprinting... Read More

SEZ WHO? Tips About Recommendations, Sales Cycles, and Trade Shows

Here's the scene. You're at the trade show, having a... Read More

4 Marketing Myths Threaten Your Sales

These 4 marketing myths can cause you to lose sales... Read More

3 Steps To Getting A Sales Meeting

The best way to get a new customer is to... Read More

How to Beat the 80/20 Rule in Sales Performance -- Part 1

Business executives and sales managers frequently bemoan "80/20" performance on... Read More

How to Keep Projects From Spinning Out Of Control

Are you involved in projects that seem to go nowhere... Read More

Are Your Sales Meetings Boring?

Many sales meetings are boring and a waste of salespeople's... Read More

Raise Your Fees Overnight!

Do you want to make more money?Yes, I guess that... Read More

The Art of Sales (And Tips On How To Manage Your Sales Team)

Selling. Cold calls, introductions, interviews, appointments, proposals, referrals, call cycles,... Read More

Increasing Sales by Using Coupons - Will it Help Your Business?

Increasing Sales by using Coupons. Will it help your business?... Read More

How to Sharpen Your Sales Message with Do-it-Yourself Focus Groups - Small Business Power Tools

You've probably heard of focus groups. It's a tool that... Read More

Increase Retail Sales With Meetups

I recently attended the monthly Italian language Meetup here in... Read More

The Effective Executive

What does it mean to be an "effective executive"? Well... Read More

Want to Increase the Amount of Business that Your Firm is Getting?

Business development is important for every business and refers to... Read More

Determining Sales Fit; the Key Growth Process for Your Business

Help your organization grow by assessing the right indicators in... Read More

Sales Coaching... Fact or Fiction?

The old adage in selling has always been, "Find out... Read More

Business Career, Executive Coaching Article - Perfection vs. Excellence

"(Howard) Hughes never learned how to convert his knowledge to... Read More

How to Maximize Account Penetration and Jump-Start Sales

Maximizing account penetration is one of the most critical functions... Read More

Why Performance-Based Recruiting Produces Top Sales Performers

Many recruiting ads and job descriptions include "knockout factors" that... Read More

How Do I Manage Workplace Conflict?

Workplace ConflictConflict is an inevitable part of business life and... Read More

Your Extended Shadow And Successful Sales Management

In a small midwestern town, the local high school of... Read More

How You Can Raise Your Business Earnings By 50% With An Age-Old Magic Truth

Imagine increasing your business earnings by 30, 40, or 50%.... Read More

Sex, Drugs, & Rock-n-Roll at Trade Shows

Here's the Scenario...You're at a trade show. Out of town.... Read More