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11WHO DO YOU HIRE WHEN DO YOU FIRE HOW DO YOU BUILD YOUR SALES TEAM
By the time a business hires me to assist with the sales program, they’re pretty frustrated. They’ve had sales growth and sales success but can’t seem to replicate or scale those efforts with sales hires. If this feels painfully familiar, you’re not alone. But it doesn’t mean you’re in good company because it’s a miserable...
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11WHO DO YOU HIRE to sell
With the age of the internet, we’ve all become self-diagnosing doctors with medical degrees from “Google”, right? We are able to search out our symptoms and try to self-medicate, self-prescribe . . . maybe even self-destruct. When we finally seek out medical help we’ve either worked ourselves into a tizzy about the “worst case scenario” possibilities...
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We’ve seen some amazing examples of leadership, kindness, and compassion from individuals AND from business organizations during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We’ve also seen shady, opportunistic behavior, and businesses price gouging, gobbling up resources, et cetera. Our business behavior matters. Future customers AND future employees will want to know how a business treated its customers, employees,...
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11Small Business, Employees sell, Motivate, Selling Organization
Most small businesses don’t yet have a sales team. All the “selling” has been shouldered by the owner from the launch and through the growth of the business and that owner wears way too many hats. For successful businesses, at some point, the owner decides that growth requires sharing that “sales” hat and then seeks...
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11Cash Flow Crisis_Small Business_Sales Process_Sales Strategy_Stop Winging It
You can say it in many ways. You can define it in many terms – from the technical to blunt: CASH FLOW is KING for small business. The ability to survive and the opportunity to thrive for a small business both hinge on access to available cash. Surviving means you have the necessary cash to...
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One of the hardest employee positions to fill right now is that of Sales Professional. My LinkedIn inbox and email are hit 4 or 5 times a week with business owners and recruiters asking for referrals of qualified and experienced Sales Professionals. I also see on LinkedIn many sales people boomerang in sales positions. Through...
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Today’s blog tackles the last of the 4 Tenets of Modern Consumers: Collaboration. It didn’t take much to find a relevant example of why we demand this in our partnerships – this story is from this just past week: Alright, STOP. Collaborate and Listen . . . {If you chuckled here, I know you either...
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Now, in this moment, if you’re not Innovating in your business, your business is dying. Innovation is one word that sums up the need to grow/change/forward progress/anticipate/forecast to meet the needs and actions of the markets/consumers we serve. It’s a buzz word right now but that’s for a reason. Innovate, or die. That’s the age...
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When I tell people what The Selling Agency accomplishes, they are usually intrigued and interested from the start, but it’s the last phrase that gets some “Oooooohhhhhh”. The Selling Agency builds Revenue Engines for our clients – fueled by Sales Strategy, Sales Programs, Sales Leadership and Sales Teams.  We focus on Speed to Revenue, Profitability,...
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Many many many stories have been written on the phenomenal, if not fanatical corporate culture CEO Tony Hsieh has created at Zappos, but here’s a new one on me: They offer a 4 week immersion to new hires but after a week or so, they give newbies “The Offer”—which is a bribe of $1,000 TO...
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