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Mar, 23 2017 | Referral Sales, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Women in Sales

How Can Tech Companies Attract More Women in Sales?

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Women have everything it takes to succeed in sales. Ask any B2B sales leader about their lead generation challenges, and you’ll get specific answers about why their teams can’t get access to buyers, how sales processes have gotten too long, or why they’re losing to the competition. Ask them why there aren’t more women in […]

Mar, 16 2017 | Lead Generation, Sales Leadership, Salespeople

Want Qualified Sales Leads? Stop Your Team from Cold Calling

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Lead generation shouldn’t be that tough. Let’s be honest. Cold calling is bottom-of-the-barrel prospecting. It can take eight to 14 touches just to reach a prospect who isn’t expecting a call from your sales rep. He’s “dialing for dollars” (read: “wasting time”), and who has time to waste? There has to be an easier way […]

Mar, 08 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Women in Sales

Women in Sales: 5 Ways to Get Your Voice Heard

women in sales

What does it take to succeed in sales? Today is International Women’s Day, and what better time to celebrate all the smart, savvy women in sales? In honor of the occasion, HubSpot is launching its #WomenInSalesDay project, a compilation of inspiring stories about top saleswomen, as well as tips and advice for women coming up the […]

Feb, 23 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople

Why a Good Economy Can Be Bad for Sales Teams

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A strong stock market often makes salespeople lazy. Will the Dow Jones index hit 20,000? That’s the question I asked myself as we welcomed in 2017. I remembered when it first hit 10,000 in 1999 and then continued to rise. And I remembered early 2009, when it dropped by more than 6,000 points. That’s the […]

Feb, 09 2017 | Associations, Enterprise, Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business

Are Digital Distractions Slowing Your Sales Productivity?

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Your team might be too connected to focus on sales. Sales has always required a fair amount of multi-tasking. Between lead generation, prospecting, and caring for current clients, we have a lot of balls in the air, which can make it hard to focus. It’s even harder in the digital world. Distractions come at us […]

Jan, 26 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople

Sales Teams Need Face Time—with Prospects and Each Other

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There’s nothing like getting the gang together in person. A colleague of mine in Europe complained to me that his prospect in Paris had arranged a meeting with all the decision-makers he needed to meet. But the prospect had only given him four days’ notice. My colleague thought it was rather presumptuous of them to […]

Jan, 19 2017 | Referral Sales, Referrals, Sales Leadership, Salespeople

How to Hack Lead Generation with this Simple Principle

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Don’t expect sales leads to pour in without it! I stared at the download form, trying to decide if it was worth it. A colleague had recommended I read this whitepaper, and the content certainly sounded interesting. But as usual, the free download came at a cost: my contact information. I could picture the sales […]

Jan, 12 2017 | Sales Leadership, Salespeople, Small Business

Why Sales Managers Need Street Smarts

Dr. Tony Alessandra explains why the best sales managers learn on the job. Did you study really hard in school? Some of us probably did more than others. But we all studied to take tests about facts and figures. We studied in high school to ace the SAT. We studied in college to get top […]

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