If you’re jumping on the sales enablement boat this year, you might be wondering what you can do to put the wind back in your team’s sails. With the right strategy, the right training, and the right tools, you can bring up that anchor and set course for closing more deals.
I know what you might be thinking, you’re hearing a lot about this sales enablement thing, and your first thought is it's just "marketing fluff" that will come and go like the wind. And while we understand we marketers have developed a pretty good reputation for “polishing a terd” once in a while, this isn’t one of those times. Sales enablement processes are a proven method to enhance sales operations so your reps work the new leads from marketing more effectively so they can close business faster.
You want you sales pipeline to flow like water through a—well, a pipe. As we near the end of 2018, perhaps you’re feeling like your pipeline is full of molasses instead. It might not be that your water has turned into molasses; there could be a few roadblocks holding up the flow, however. Keep reading to see how you can remove these roadblocks and get back to smooth selling!
The start of a new year can feel like the start of a race: you’re ready to jump right in with renewed energy and attack all your new plans and ideas. But we’re running a marathon—or maybe for some it feels like a triathlon—so we’ve got to sustain the momentum or risk burning out too quickly.
As a salesperson, you’ve probably heard it a million times, “time is money,” and “never put off to tomorrow what could be done today,” as well as a list of other sometimes annoying (but true) inspirational sales quotes. But as they also say, talk is cheap, and you need to figure out exactly what you need to do to close some deals before the end of the quarter. First things first, whatever you do, it likely will start by amping up your productivity. But, as we all know, patterns are hard to break, and you’re just not sure what exactly you need to do differently to experience real results.
When it comes to sales, prospecting can sometimes be the most time-consuming task. You have to take time away from the job of selling to find more people to sell to in the future. It can sometimes feel like going around and around in a circle. However, with HubSpot and the inbound marketing methodology, you have the upper hand when it comes to managing your prospects once you've identified them. But, what are some of the first things you should do once you've added them as a contact in the CRM? Call them? Email them? Both?
Talk to any decision-maker at a B2B business right now, and they’d tell you they probably notice an influx of plain text sales emails delivered to their inboxes lately. Some of those emails are intriguing enough to open, others, not so much. So, how do you ensure you are on the opening end of that plain text email?
Sales prospects rarely approach a company and purchase their product or services with just a single interaction. A sales pipeline is a defined process that allows you to see how your prospects move prospects from the initial interaction with you all the way to the close of a sale. Each stage in the pipeline is based on specific actions, and your customer relationship management (CRM) solution can represent this in a more visual way for you.