Coaching an effective sales team

Putting a good sales rep to work with a weak sales manager or a broken sales process or poor marketing or an overly complex CRM tool will yield poor sales results. Too often, employers put too much weight on the actual performance of the sales rep and overlook the tools and support that they need to help them get their jobs ... Read More »

Sales Rep Vs IT Consultant

The goal is basically the same for a sales rep and an IT Consultant. It is ultimately to sell something, but the approaches are not the same. More importantly, the results can be dramatically different. As you know, selling stuff that people ask for is the basic of all sales tasks. It is mainly about fulfilling demand that has already ... Read More »

Vendor Needs Vs Channel Needs

Vendors usually have two goals in the channel – recruiting new partners and empowering current partners to sell more. Regardless, the channel receives an onslaught of communications as vendors compete for who can yell the loudest. The channel has already tuned out most of this information overload to a point where it has simply become background “white noise”. With spam ... Read More »

Are You a “Jack-of-All-Trades” but a Master of None?

Once you’ve out-grown your start-up status, you need to invest more in order to make more money. You need to prevent costly and damaging expenses to your business. Don’t wait until firing an employee backfires on you. Outsourcing Skills Focus on what you are good at and outsource skills you know you don’t have but absolutely need in order to ... Read More »

Why New MSP/VAR Start-Ups Are On The Rise

Over the past year, we have seen a steady increase in the number of new entrepreneurs starting up their own VAR/MSP business. With VAR Office Suite, this new breed of entrepreneurs can easily fast track the process of setting up shop within just a few weeks instead of months or years. They can also get the job done professionally and affordably ... Read More »

3 Solutions to Leadership Team Doldrums

The strength and ability of the leadership team is an important predictor of long term corporate success. Teams are made of people, people are in relationships and relationships have a natural ebb and flow. Even the best leadership teams fall into slumps of sub-optimal performance from time to time. People get tired or complacent – and even one disengaged team ... Read More »

What does Google tell the World about your business?

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A good first step to answer this question is to simply put your company name into Google search to see what comes back. Does it represent your company well? Is it what you want to present to your customers and prospects? Does it give the audience a good first impression about you? What other competitors appear besides your company? How ... Read More »

Hire As A Marketer Not A Recruiter

2014 was declared the Year Of The New Hire  More than ever before, to have the tools and resources to better manage the process of hiring employees is essential for small businesses to succeed and grow in 2014 and beyond.  First, you need to set the stage for hiring success. Make Time To Develop Your Employer Brand One of the ... Read More »

Does Your Company Have Broken Windows?

Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point popularized the “Broken Windows Theory” with a story about New York City in the 1990s. Crime was rampant, but the police force did not have the budget or other resources they felt necessary to address the problem. Parts of the city looked like war zones, bombed and burned out, and New York became notoriously unsafe for ... Read More »