and get the market recognition that comes with landing a prestigious Fortune 500 customer, having an enterprise sales strategy can be a game-changer…
But before diving in headlong and investing the extensive time, effort, and whatever patience you can spare, you must understand all that is required and the challenges that stand in your way.
As any given sales opportunity gets bigger, more strategic or expands across multiple divisions, it inevitably becomes more complicated to manage and more difficult to close. Every new variable brings with it the possibility of more potential, but also greater risk of loss or delay. Among the potential headaches you should anticipate include: New players […]
Do you have a sales toolkit? Because a salesperson’s income is directly linked to their sales performance, being more productive pays real dividends. Which means every increase in preparedness and productivity typically translates into increased sales success, which should then result in greater earnings. (Or it should.) A ten percent increase in your productivity should […]
I think there have been four unsolicited Request for Proposal (RFP) wins in the course of my sales career. Four. That’s an average of one every… never mind. Of course, that may suggest that I suck at RFPs. Or maybe the deal was skewed to the favor of some other vendor. (I’m going with the […]
One of the seminal business books of the 1980’s, In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman, (kudos to you if you’re too young to know of it) explained the importance of ‘managing by walking around.’ The idea was that you learned things, absorbed the culture, uncovered problems and opportunities, and understood how […]