Not Enough Fresh Sales Leads? Marketing is the New Sales

Your sales are down and leads are rare. The phone's not ringing. Let's blame marketing!If you join this band wagon to rationalize your poor sales results, you need to step up and take responsibility for your own fate. It's amazing how often sales teams play the victim here. They blame... Read More

Getting Off The Advertising And Sales Rollercoaster

Seeing the results of advertising your business can be like watching a roller coaster. The day you run your ad you see a flurry of activity; your ph0ne starts ringing, your web site traffic increases and/ or potential clients visit your store. Your hopes soar. sales go up. Two or... Read More

Increase Your Sales - Accept Credit Cards

Many people today simply prefer the convenience of paying by credit card. If you want their business, you must be able to accept their credit-card payments. In part one of this series we will discuss why you should accept credit cards, and the basics of getting merchant status. Part two... Read More

Increase Your Sales Accept Credit Cards, Part 2

In part two we will discuss overcoming objections, which credit cards to accept and using the check paying option. If your business is home-based or has been in operation for less than two years, you're likely to face objections from the bank. If yours is a home-based or a brand-new... Read More

4 Marketing Myths Threaten Your Sales

These 4 marketing myths can cause you to lose sales if you base your marketing decisions on them. But the related marketing tips I included with each myth will boost your sales if you act on them instead.Myth 1: People Always Buy Where They Get the Cheapest PriceIf this... Read More

The Sales Carpenter

I remember moving my family to Argentina as Vice President of Sales for Latin America. I was in charge of managing five regional offices, Argentina of course being one of them.In the company's ten year history of selling into Latin America it had never exceeded $14 million (M) in annual... Read More

Transforming Your Sales Force by Creating Specific Expectations

I just finished a phone call with a potential client who had called to discuss a problem. His 18 person sales force was paid on straight commission. All had been with the company for 8 - 15 years and were earning healthy incomes. His problem was that he couldn't get... Read More

Raise Concern About Sales Competition, Not About Yourself

As you are reading this sales article, read very carefully. Because I wouldn't want you to think of a pig right now. No, do not think of a fat, brown, smelly pig right this moment. What are you doing? Do you have a picture of a smelly, fat, brown pig... Read More

Speed-up Your Sales Cycle

This week's article is my response to a question by David Cohen of Bridge-Soft. "Quite a few prospects have told me that business is stagnant at the moment, but they are hopeful towards the 4th quarter. How do you approach the sales cycle where the cost of the product... Read More

Sales Tactics to Beat Your Competition

This month I want to share a success from a friend and customer of mine. You'll find in this story two important sales tactics for beating your competition. From Chris Chalmers of Quova Inc: "We sell a commodity product (geographic data) that is available from a variety of competitors and... Read More

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Sales Managers – A New Pathway to Leadership
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If you are going to be in the position to manage a sales team that can deliver an updated value message to your customers, it will be necessary to understand and marshal the resources of your entire company. Customers are looking for salespeople that ...


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Wal-Mart shuffles US store management to improve sales
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(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday it would eliminate the position of zone manager in its U.S. stores while adding up to 8,000 new department heads as part of an overhaul of its store operations. There are about five zone managers in each ...
Wal-Mart to shed some in-store management in bid to improve shopper serviceFortune

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Northern Trust Establishes Asset Management Sales and Client Service Team in ...
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MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) today announced it has established an asset management sales and client servicing team in its Melbourne, Australia, office to offer its full range of customizable asset management ...
MOVES-Northern Trust appoints two sales representatives in AustraliaReuters

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New international security sales manager
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The Security Business Unit is delighted to announce that Alan Hardy has joined Remsdaq as Sales Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Alan, formerly of TDSi, brings with him a wealth of international sales management experience, ...


Fortune

Heineken shakes up and slims down management as sales flag
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Heineken NV HINKF 0.59% , the world's third-largest brewer, has shaken up its management team in an effort to pep up a sales performance that has been anything but frothy in recent months. The move comes only six months after the company rejected an ...
Heineken trims management to lift flat salesDrinks Business Review

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Epic Brewing Company - National Sales Manager
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Epic Brewing is looking for that special someone to take the reins and raise our national sales efforts to the next level while continuing our fiscally sound, fast and profitable growth plans. You'll join our team of special, committed people who make ...

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Mutual fund net sales $9.29B in March; assets under management $1.22 trillion
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TORONTO – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada says net sales of mutual funds totalled $9.29 billion in March, with the bulk of it going into balanced funds which enjoyed a net gain of $7.38 billion last month. The gain in balanced funds compared ...

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Meru Networks Streamlines Sales Management
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in intelligent networking and the only wireless LAN vendor to have received OpenFlow™ conformance, today announced a restructuring of its sales ...
Meru Networks eliminates layer of sales managementFinancialNews.co.uk

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Sales Manager
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The combination of performance and quality of life A key service provider to business and governments for over 70 years, head quarter in France and operating internationally, Atalian has extensive global experience in the provision of multiple services.


5 Reasons Why Sales Managers Don't Coach
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B. From the customers' perspective, the size of an opportunity is determined early on in the buying cycle. That's where the customer recognizes their needs and formulates their vision of a solution. The über-sales manager isn't much interested in the ...

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8 Line Items of a Trade Show Budget

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Keeping Your Sales Team Motivated

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How To Have A Successful Retail Sales Event

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Do you know anyone who regularly wins bids? Or can... Read More

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How to Develop a Proactive, New-Business Sales Team!

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The Achilles Heel of Management Coaching

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Finding A Sales Force That Pays For Itself

The elements involved in building a sales force, especially one... Read More

Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry!

Where is our success? Although there have been improvements, over... Read More

The Top 5 Issues Facing VPs of Sales

A recent study of 2,663 sales organizations by Think Training,... Read More

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Increase Retail Sales With Meetups

I recently attended the monthly Italian language Meetup here in... Read More

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Generous Donor RefusedPicture this. You are a fund development director... Read More

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