CRM Software

CRM software (Customer Relationship Management) improves customer service, enables marketing automation and provides management visibility into marketing ROI, deal flow and sales staff performance.  CRM software requires planning and patience to implement successfully.

5 Smart Strategies to Make Sure Your First Sale Isn’t Your Last

Automated CRM

Here’s something to think about:  the goal of your marketing and sales teams isn’t to make sales—it’s to create loyal customers (“brand advocates,” as some would have it).  Why?  Because if yours is like most businesses, about 80% of your sales come from just 20% of your customers (the so-called “80/20 rule“)—your best customers, the … Continue reading

A Recipe for Disaster: Do It Yourself CRM Set Up

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You’ve ordered the new software and have given your IT people the orders to prepare for the implementation of the new CRM system, so everything is ready – right? Maybe not… CRM is Not Designed for DIY It isn’t that CRM software isn’t worthwhile or that establishing an effective CRM system won’t pay dividends, it … Continue reading

CRM Grows Profits by Building Deeper Relationships

Yes, it really can AND the great news is that it’s easy!  Read on for a simple tip you can implement today! Are sales people cutting profits by using price discounts to win business? When sales people fail to differentiate themselves or their products from competitors, there’s no alternative available to win business.  Simple CRM … Continue reading

Is Your Online CRM just a Rolodex in the Cloud?

Online CRM Rolodex in Cloud

You’ve signed up for a fancy new cloud-based online CRM. This new system will help you manage sales like nobody’s business, keep up with every last lead, and boost your customer service. There’s just one problem. It hasn’t worked out that way. Instead of the super-efficient system you imagined, your cloud is a mess. It’s … Continue reading

Don’t Wait – Start Measuring Sales Behavior ASAP!

Hire Salespeople using CRM Measurements

Have you ever noticed the high rate of turnover in the sales industry? That isn’t customer turnover rates we are talking about, this is employee turnover rates we are discussing. All you have to do is hop on any job search site and you will immediately notice all the sales-related position openings. Do you know … Continue reading

Using CRM to Find and Hire the Right Salesperson

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Every business must know what they need from each salesperson and they need to know how to find the people who can deliver those results. Using CRM can help you accomplish all of the above and more, primarily by removing the guesswork. What Does Your Business Need? It is not only impossible but also quite … Continue reading

Keep the Conversation Going

Can you hear a pin drop when you stop talking in meetings with customers?  How can you get the customer engaged in a meaningful conversation and keep it going? Watch this short video by Sales and Marketing strategist, Steve Yastrow: Customers are so busy that it’s difficult to get and keep their attention.  Personalizing your … Continue reading

Focus the Conversation on the Customer

Talking about yourself and your products in customer conversations?  Explaining how great your products and services are?  Is it working? If not, watch this short video by Sales and Marketing strategist, Steve Yastrow: Learning about each customer’s unique needs allows salespeople to communicate the value their products and services in the context of exactly how … Continue reading

What’s the Goal of your First Meeting?

You’ve got an appointment!  Now, what’s the goal for the meeting?  Spoiler Alert:  It’s not to close the deal! If you’re monologuing at customers and walking away disappointed, watch this short video by Sales and Marketing strategist, Steve Yastrow: The real goal of the meeting is to build the relationship with the customer. Three things … Continue reading

A Sale is the Result of a Great Conversation

Not closing enough deals?  Maybe you’re talking too much. Watch this short video by Sales and Marketing strategist, Steve Yastrow: It’s not the smooth talk or the dazzling presentation you’ve delivered that get the order.  Sales happen when customers make their own decisions to part with their money and invite you to be one of … Continue reading

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