Getting the Blue Angels to show up at your sales or marketing event is a great way to promote your company and bring in new business. No doubt you’ve been to your fair share of events over the years. And you know that some of them were great while others not so much. As a former independent meeting and event planner for 15 years, we know it’s easy to host an event, but to do it right and make it a resounding success takes a little more effort. Here’s an example of a successful event.Read More
During his interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie, John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems, got the Keynote audience's attention at the BoxWorks 2015 conference (box.com) when he said that 40% of all Fortune 500 businesses today will die in 10 years. We see this potential risk increasing in every company from startups, small businesses, midsize companies... to Fortune 1000 international enterprises.
Is your company going to be one of the "survive and thrive" companies by 2025?Read More
Cyber Security has jumped to one of the top of executive priorities - from large enterprises to small businesses. Since the sales team handles sensitive customer and company information on a daily basis, they should be a high priority focus to help reduce and prevent cyber crime.
Here are 5 Top Sales Team Best Practices that are easy to implement this next quarter:
Apple had their big product announcements event in September this year. The new iPad Pro and the iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) are two products that can actually be used to increase your sales productivity. Here are a few ideas on how you can do that.Read More
"When you take the time to focus on your employees' personal needs and goals (in addition to your business goals), you gain loyalty and increased productivity. Everyone wants their boss to care about them. It's not just the Millennials.... everyone feels that way."
Over the years, I've had the benefit of being managed and taught by some really great executives. The following are a few of the best practices for developing people that I learned and implemented in my own organizations.Read More
Cyber Security jumped to a top ten issue for every business and industry in 2015. All large enterprises are now dramatically increasing their investments in cyber security due to the high-profile attacks this past year. The hackers know this and are now adding small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to their attacks as fast as possible.
Many executives are struggling on how to evaluate their cyber security technology and best practices. The following is a Cyber Security Checklist with the top 10 projects you should implement immediately to increase your business protection and reduce your company risk.Read More
There is no denying that social media has changed the way that businesses interacts today. Many businesses have not caught up with the demands of the new business world, and have allowed social media use to slip by - but not using social media efficiently and effectively can almost certainly cost a businesses heavily, especially in the B2B world. Here are five social selling secrets for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social sharing sites that will increase business-to-business sales productivity for a company forever.Read More
Did you know that in 2015, Millennials (20-35 year-olds) surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest segment of workers in business? Did you also know that by 2025, these tech-savvy Millennials will represent 70 percent of your workforce?
As a result, you need to make sure that your sales team has the infrastructure for Millennials to be productive and successful. If not, you'll be dealing with the following three issues:Read More