The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Facebook

facebookIt’s no secret that social selling can have a huge impact on a B2B organization’s bottom line. In fact, sales reps who leverage social selling are 79% more likely to attain their quota than those who do not (source). Continue reading “The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Facebook”

5 Different Sales and Marketing Alignment Tips

sales and marketing alignmentSales and marketing alignment—it’s a topic we’ve covered countless times. And, as hard as we try to move on to different subject matter, alignment continues to be an area that many businesses struggle with. In fact, according to a recent study, 90% of marketers say that lack of sales and marketing alignment keeps them from reaching their marketing objectives (source). Continue reading “5 Different Sales and Marketing Alignment Tips”

6 Ways Financial Advisors Can Compete with Robo-Advisors

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Robo-advisors are to financial planning as Uber was to taxi services: disruptive. According to a report by MyPrivateBanking, assets being managed by all registered investment advisors now total around $5 trillion, with robo-advisors managing roughly $14 billion of those assets. If not already a cause for concern, this amount is set to increase over the next few years. Continue reading “6 Ways Financial Advisors Can Compete with Robo-Advisors”

6 Tips for Reaching Logistics Decision Makers

reach decision makersAs a sales professional, you know how difficult it can be to reach decision makers. Maybe they’re too busy for a phone conversation or you’re just not targeting the right people. Whatever it may be, if you’re looking to shorten the sales cycle, you need to understand who your best buyers are in order to fuel your pipeline with new contacts. Continue reading “6 Tips for Reaching Logistics Decision Makers”

3 Ways to Set Prospect Expectations During the Sales Process

b2b salesSales professionals have always been focused on closing the deal, and who wouldn’t be with a quota to hit? But since social media and review sites are among the first places prospects visit when looking for a solution to their problem, sales professionals need to shift some of their focus to customer success. This has become a critical part of the sales process now that buyers have the ability to publicly criticize poor service or product quality. Continue reading “3 Ways to Set Prospect Expectations During the Sales Process”

3 Foolproof Ways to Build a Rock Star Sales Team

sales team“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

Stellar teams are made, not born. The same goes for the players that make them. Take the Chicago Bulls—throughout much of the ‘90s, the Bulls pulled off a series of victories, winning 72 games in the 1995-96 season, and setting a record that lasted until the 2015-16 season (source).  To call this feat of teamwork impressive is an understatement. Continue reading “3 Foolproof Ways to Build a Rock Star Sales Team”