sales phrases

June 3, 2020 Sales

10 Sales Phrases You Definitely Want to Avoid During a Pitch

Overcoming your fear of sales is a key goal for entrepreneurs, new business founders, and people transitioning to the sales field. The only way to combat fear is through repetition – and in the context of sales, this equates to cold calls or emails. According to Salesforce, 92% of all interactions with customers happen over

business advisors

May 27, 2020 Business Strategy

11 Types of Small Business Advisors

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry and growing businesses employ a diverse number of advisors for their business ventures. Running a business solo (or even with a co-founder) is not an easy feat. Executives and senior managers cannot realistically excel in every aspect of scaling a business. Small business advisors work with multiple clients

Why I Haven't Responded to Emails

May 13, 2020 Business Strategy

16 Reasons I Haven’t Responded To Your Email

After writing about the main reasons I don’t pick up my phone, I was eager to author a separate breakdown of why I dodge scheduled meetings (and what makes asynchronous work more bearable). But due to the evergrowing influx of emails or direct messages across a dozen platforms, a rationale behind delaying replies appears to

May 6, 2020 Marketing

8 Strategies How to Promote Your Blog Content in 2020

I am a great proponent of Inbound marketing – and investing in content development is brilliant in the long run. But unless you promote your blog, there’s virtually no way for visitors to discover your content. SEO has evolved drastically over the past two decades. I was crushing it for all sorts of keywords in

Mario Peshev and Cal Evans on the power of networking

April 29, 2020 Business Strategy

The Power of Networking Done Right

The reason I find networking critically important is simple. Referrals make the best business contacts. Freelancers get a lot of business through word-of-mouth. Internships are often contingent on a common point of contact. Hiring for a senior management position is almost completely dependent on networking. Moreover: Plenty of brilliant minds are introverts. You don’t always

LinkedIn for Business

April 22, 2020 Marketing

Marketing On LinkedIn: The Step-By-Step Executive Guide

Facebook or Instagram may be the leaders for B2C and direct relations to consumers, but nothing beats marketing strategies on LinkedIn for businesses when it comes to professional B2B relationships, selling enterprise products, or recruiting top talent. LinkedIn For Businesses C-Suite executives represent about 1.5% of the LinkedIn population – let alone the myriad of

managing interruptions

April 15, 2020 Management

Managing Interruptions And Boosting Work Performance During Crisis

Digital businesses were forced to move fully remotely during the social isolation of COVID-19. But this is one of the worst experiments of “testing out remote working”. Employees experience different dynamics at home. Kids are home-schooled (or babysitters are no longer available). Social contacts are non-existent. The biological weapon creeping out there keeps everyone alert.

SaaS marketing strategies

April 8, 2020 Marketing

10 SaaS Marketing Strategies for Businesses

SaaS marketing is a type of marketing that is tailored to software as a service solution. Traditional marketing is often split into two halves – inbound (bringing customers organically or through different mediums to the site), or outbound (reaching out to prospects, clients, partners, advertising and so forth). Those could also be performed online, or

employee performance review and feedback

April 1, 2020 Management

Creating an Employee Performance Review and Feedback Workflow

Resilience is my number 1 hiring trait.  As a manager, you will have ups and downs with your employees, and your feedback should reflect this. It’s not about harshness or power play, mind you. Receiving critical feedback may be absolutely devastating for juniors and many introverts.  However, your options are very limited and you don’t

what it means to niche down

March 25, 2020 Business Strategy

Focus, Niche Down, and Skyrocket Your Business

Selling to businesses locally or internationally usually entails selling services or products. Products are a bit easier since you can provide a trial version of your product and broadcast it everywhere. Products are also well-defined, you can easily outline the scope of your product and draft several case studies tackling specific problems. Services are different.