The last trend in our series is one that we want to actually become a serious trend. We are passionate about the sales profession and claim some well-deserved shelf space in education.
The UK government is adjusting the nation’s growth strategy towards scale-ups1. Transitioning into a high-growth company is not only desirable for a business owner, but scale-ups have proven to be the primary driver for economic growth and job creation.2
Topicsgrowth leadership business development scaling up
While keeping the wheel of new customer generation turning is vital, developing long-term relationships must not be underrated. In fact, nurturing clients for the long term is proven to be eight to ten times more cost effective than simply securing quick wins.
Topicssales strategy business development Winning Business
As I go about consulting and training with clients, I often hear the (usually) rather tired and frustrated words “we work in silos”. Even though splitting a company into divisions allows expertise in different areas, operating in silos usually explain why parts of the business are not communicating effectively, or don’t work together.
Topicsbusiness transformation coaching change management
It’s long been an attractive prospect for salespeople to ‘go with their gut’ feeling. There’s something quite satisfying about the reliance on instinct, maybe because it suggests some kind of God-given aptitude for sales that kicks in and guides your way. It says: “I’m a salesperson. I’ve got this.”