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Sales Enablement Part 1: How Sales Enablement Creates Greater Success and the Ability to Scale

Sales Enablement Part 1: How Sales Enablement Creates Greater Success and the Ability to Scale

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Sales enablement helps companies and teams move the needle where it matters most - driving sales teams to top performance and customers to brand loyalty. With over 75% of companies using sales enablement tools reporting higher sales and increased sales quota attainment, it is key to the new way of selling. Sales enablement is crucial for overall growth and success of your sales team and can be one of the single biggest differentiators when it comes to winning business from your competitors. What Exactly Is Sales Enablement? Sales enablement is simply equipping your sales team with strategic resources needed to excel, from tools to technology to content and beyond. The most talented sales reps stand to benefit from the right support and structure, just as top athletes benefit from the…
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Growth Strategy: How to Expand into New Geographical Markets

Growth Strategy: How to Expand into New Geographical Markets

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There are a lot of ways to expand your sales: increase business with current clients, find new clients like the ones you have, or add new products or services. Sometimes, though, expanding into new geographical markets is the best way to create sustainable revenue growth. This comes with challenges of course, namely capturing market share from established competitors. Research the New Competition When considering expanding into new geographical areas, doing your research on the competition first will give you some valuable clues on how to penetrate the market. Is their website and social media presence updated and impactful? How do they position their offering? Cost, features, service? How do they go to market? How do they support their local communities? What kind of reviews do they get from customers? Gathering…
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Want to Grow Your Business?  Do Things Differently.

Want to Grow Your Business? Do Things Differently.

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As you grow your business, it will progress through these classic growth stages: Stage 1 – Achieving Viability (Entrepreneurial) Stage 2 – Accelerating Growth (Emerging Growth) Stage 3 – Scaling (Sustainable Growth) Stage 4 – Maturity How do you know when you need to do things differently? Your business hits a plateau. The things that have been working don’t get the same results and you lose momentum. It’s important to understand what you need to do differently at each stage to keep that momentum going – and make the changes that keep you going into the next stage. Four Stages of Growing Your Business Stage 1 to 2: Refine you offering and business model, understand your competition and know how to differentiate, get organized (implement systems in key functional areas.)…
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CRMs – Friend or Foe?

CRMs – Friend or Foe?

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Most businesses use some sort of customer data system to capture contact information and make notes to keep track of conversations – using anything from a spreadsheet to a full-on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.  However, not all systems are considered valuable tools by the team. Getting the Most from Your CRM The key to a CRM being an effective sales organization and management tool is to make sure: You choose one that is built for the functionality you need.It’s easy to use.It’s easy to update.It provides the ability to clearly display the sales pipeline And don’t forget to make sure it’s accessible from laptops, tablets, and phones! Salesforce Is Not the Only Game in Town Here’s a newsflash – Salesforce is not a good choice for most small and…
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