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Does your B2B Sales Team need help generating leads? There are many different types of B2B Sales teams. Direct Sales, Field Sales, Territory Sales, Indirect Sales, Channel Sales, Solution Sales, National Accounts, Global Accounts, etc. Most sales organizations create segments based on a few distinguishing client characteristics that delineate customer types so that sales teams…

Uncertainty…Has inflation peaked? Are we in a recession? Will the federal reserve increase rates?  Will supply chain challenges be resolved?  We have written often about the challenges business leaders face and the impact of uncertainty on strategy management.  Two of our most recent articles on the subject were Strategic Thinking in Turbulent Times, May 2022…

Date: July 22, 2022 Check In Time: 11:50 p.m. Start Time: 12 p.m. End Time: 1 p.m. Questions: Chat Zoom Link: Doug Cole Contrary to many predictions, there is growing demand for highly skilled sales jobs in the modern economy. Whether you’re a salesperson or a knowledge worker, knowing how to influence corporate buyers has become a critical skill. But most…

Here we go again…supply chain challenges continue to cause shortages driving costs up; tightening labor markets are pushing wages higher; global energy prices are at new highs due to geopolitical disputes; and these external factors threaten to push the economy toward a recession. We are in another challenging business cycle that demands changes to how…

How a successful women-owned company gets its teams into positive gear every day. On multiple occasions, I have experienced something noteworthy, something different and real, a true and authentic sense of purpose about this owner and her partner. Their method of forming relationships has created business strength that withstands economic, social, and business shifts with amazing…

With the supply chain and labor shortages caused by the pandemic, the blockage of the Suez Canal (remember that?), and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, prices have gone through the roof. And while the Fed may claim some of it is transitory, many of us know exactly what it is: Inflation! But what…

In this video, I discuss the impact of developing a strategy for the sales team with the Fractional VP of Sales. “Independence” shouldn’t mean doing your own thing for your self-satisfaction. Get started on your sales action plan today by taking my quick 10 question assessment link here: https://salesxceleration.com/sales-agility-assessment/?locationid=23454508 #salesstrategy #focus #StopRandomActsofSales #rankprospects #rankcustomers www.cleardirectionsd.com

In this video, I summarize why a Fractional VP Of Sales is often the best choice for a business in transition. Businesses from $3M-$75m often encounter a “Gap” they have to address before they can leap to the “next level”. This will require professionalizing the sales team by removing or elevating the current leadership from…

Date: April 1, 2022 Start Time: 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time End Time: 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time Platform: Zoom Click here for free ticket:  Amos Schwartzfarb Levers shows you step by step how to identify and move the levers that unlock growth and create predictability across every aspect of your business. Built on decades of experience across hundreds…

Second article in a series . . . If you work as a business advisor, you know that engagements can be unpredictable. Whether helping the owner take advantage of a changing marketplace, or optimizing the business to prepare it for sale, these initiatives typically involve significant planning, coordination, and effort from both advisors and their…

If you work as a business advisor, you know that engagements can be unpredictable.  Whether helping the owner take advantage of a changing marketplace, or optimizing the business to prepare it for sale, these initiatives typically involve significant planning, coordination, and effort from both advisors and their clients.  Despite the best of intentions, these large-scale…

Date: February 4, 2022 Start Time: 12 p.m. EST End Time: 1 p.m. EST Platform: Zoomcast Questions: Chat Click Here Free Ticket: Jonathan Brill (If you can’t make it sign up anyway to watch later and feel free to share with friends) A renowned business futurist shows leaders how their companies can adapt, survive, and thrive in times of radical…

Last month, in part 1 of this blog series, we discussed why members of the B2B community need to focus on and embrace an online review strategy for their companies. We also identified some review sites that B2B consumers tend to trust and industry-specific review sites that B2B organizations need to begin using to establish their…

Date: January 14, 2022 Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST Platform: Zoom Questions: Chat Link for Free Ticket: Peter High (Even if you can’t make it sign up and you will get a link to listen later) With increased pressure from digital natives, now is the time for established companies to address outdated and antiquated practices in order to respond…

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What makes an established business “bankable” as opposed to perpetually seeking investor capital? The standard suite of financials a bank looks for are pure data, such as the income statement, balance sheet, and AR-aging.  These are backward-looking, based on past performance.  However there are also a number of reports a client can create themselves that…

Learn to be a Rebel to Affect Change! Meet Harvard Business Contributor Dr. Todd Kashdan author of “The Art of Insubordination” click here to participate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-dr-todd-kashdan-author-of-the-art-of-insubordination-tickets-526218482647

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies to close their doors, sending employees home to work remotely, many leaders worried about the long-tail effects on culture, employee engagement, and morale. As it turns out, some of those concerns were unfounded. Recent research has found that, if anything, the companies that offer remote work options have stronger cultures and higher levels…

Since selling your business is likely the most significant and financially impactful transaction of your life, I share the Top 3 Sales Priorities every business owner must take to maximize their company’s sales price at Exit. Background – Unfortunately, Sales has been one of the most impactful, yet overlooked, aspects of Exit Planning. Exit Planning…

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