November 6, 2019 Sales

5 Powerful Sales Prospecting Strategies for SMEs

I remember landing my first consulting clients by sales prospecting through the following channels: Referral LinkedIn Cold outreach The first one came from a friend providing consulting in a different field. He did reach out to me and asked if I was interested – so that worked out pretty well (a warm reference plus a

May 29, 2019 Sales

7 Strategic Ways to Build a Strong Sales Team For SMEs

Sales productivity is the rate at which members of the sales team acquire revenue for the business. High sales productivity is often a combination of several factors: Saleability of the Product The sales strategies used to sell the product Sales Team management Individual sales team member’s ability to sell A strong sales team is one

April 24, 2019 Sales

4 Sales Case Studies (And How to Combat Them)

A report from CSO insights indicated that the percentage of salespeople making quota has dropped from 63 percent to 53 percent over a five-year period—from 2012 to 2016. The reasons for this could vary: Selling has become more challenging with the changes in consumer behavior. Salespeople’s selling techniques are not as effective anymore as they

January 4, 2019 Sales

Sales And Business Development Tips For Tech Companies

Software engineers often think about starting a web development business of their own. We may be talking about a traditional senior software developer working on a product after hours. No exposure to marketing and sales at work. Traditional Computer Science degree. Complete focus on software engineering. Products Don’t Sell Themselves They launch a product and probably sell

November 19, 2018 Sales

Main Considerations When Working With Big Enterprises

Clients are not as different as you may think when working with small or big enterprises. At the end of the day, it is always about achieving results and communicating with the decision maker on the other side of the table. One important thing to note is that higher paying clients are often from larger

November 9, 2018 Sales

Sales Tips For Bootstrapping a Development Startup

Software developers often think about starting a business of their own. There are freelance and remote working opportunities, the job requires understanding business models, and the pay is great. Of course, the tricky question is – how to land repetitive customers? 4 Strategies For Bootstrapping Without A Sales Background Sales skills are paramount for founders.

November 2, 2017 Sales

How to Find Leads for a WordPress Development Company?

In order to grow as a professional WordPress developer, you have to work with businesses that believe in expert development and value the long-term results. More often than not, business owners are fooled by the media and marketing collateral online explaining how easy development is, solutions sold for $20 – $100 or site builders that

September 7, 2017 Sales

How to Determine the Cost of a University Website?

Pricing is never easy. Estimating work is one of the most tedious activities for me when discussing a new project proposal – let alone a migration or something based on an existing code base. This was the reason for me to write Why Are Estimates Challenging For Custom Development Work? and engage in similar discussions