Want to sell more this year?
Of course, you do! Without sales, you don’t need production or even marketing. In fact, your whole company is supported by sales.
We like to say, “Regardless of what their organization chart says, all companies only have only two divisions, sales and sales support.” In other words, if you’re not in sales, you’re in sales support. You are there to support sales.
So, how can you improve sales this year? Here are our top five tips to do just that.
1) Believe in your product
Sales is frustrating more times than not. The sales cycle always take a lot longer than you expect. Meanwhile, you’ve got bills hungry for bucks. It can get downright discouraging.
What keeps you going? A deep belief in your product and the benefits it will provide your customers.
But it’s not enough for you to believe in your product. Your whole sales support staff has to believe as well. It’s not only what keeps them going — it’s what keeps your people engaged in the sales process. It’s what encourages them to come up with solutions to sales challenges. Everyone they talk to will know they believe in your product.
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