managing sales

Sharpen Your Sales Force by Using SMART Goals

A young boy dressed as a businessman sits at his desk smiling as there is some good business happening. He sits at his desk with retro computer and phone.

Successful salespeople rarely credit their organizational skills for their accomplishments but instead consider their art of persuasion to be their strongest asset. Yet those same people readily acknowledge that being organized, motivated, and able to multitask will do wonders to boost their closing rates and overall success. Many sales managers have found the SMART goals … Continue reading

Can Inside Sales Replace Outside Sales?

Inside Sales vs Outside Sales

Can inside salespeople replace your outside salespeople?  Sales is changing, undoubtedly.  Thought leaders like Justin Roff-Marsh assert that field sales is dead. Here’s a fascinating webinar where Justin argues that the “sales” function can be moved inside with a smaller contingent of sales engineers for on-site visits, coordinated by the inside team.  There’s no doubt … Continue reading

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