Category Archives for Business Growth

Building a Sales Engine to simply survive!

Those of us old enough and grey enough will have lived through more than one economic contraction, however it’s fair to say that none of us have ever experienced a worldwide pandemic like the one we’re all currently facing with the COVID-19 virus.

By the time this article is published, I guarantee things will have developed further, but…

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Defining a Successful Sales Growth Plan

As we enter not just a new year, but a new decade, it’s the perfect time to not only reflecton your past business performance, but on what you want to set as your growth metrics forthe coming year. Obviously, these will dovetail into your three year business plan, and mayinclude one or more of the […]

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Focus On Growth

I’m often quoted as saying that “sales is a culture – never just a department” but one of the biggest challenges facing any business owner, irrespective of whether you have a dedicated sales team or not, is how to disseminate and unite your team around your current strategic sales objective to adapt and change in order to stay ahead of the market.

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4 Killer Templates for Sales Growth Leaders

​4 Killer Templates for sales growth from our Framework Library that our clients used to help them achieve an average 140% increase in net profit You’ve made a plan?... You’ve set a budget?……which has been communicated company-wide. Yes? Your team all nod in agreement. Now – roll forward 3 months, are you and your team delivering on […]

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The Ultimate Budget Planner Template

Positive cash flow, budgeting

Are you ready?  Making a budget – It’s that time of the year again when you should be digging out your budget planner template and planning your next financial year. Regardless of the timing of your financial year-end, there is something about the half-year mark or the close of a calendar year that signals the end of […]

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Growth Gems – One for the Office Wall!

Be prepared for meetings

Here’s our list of Growth Gems … what else would you add? If habits maketh the man … what habits make a truly outstanding sales professional? One to download and stick on your office wall perhaps and ask your team to add to. 40 #GrowthGems guaranteed to improve sales performance Get in front of the […]

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Can a man work in his wife’s business?

Husband & wife at work

I first wrote a blog on this topic a few years ago and it definitely ruffled a few feathers so, in support of International Women’s Day– I thought it was worth updating and re-sharing some more thoughts on the topic. As an active supporter of female entrepreneurship and as a female entrepreneur myself I know firsthand […]

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Exporting: should every SME be trading abroad?

UKTI export week Nov15

[FRASER SIMPSON, SMEInsider] Businesses have been exporting for hundreds of years, but with technological innovation and help from the government, it’s never been easier for small British firms to trade abroad. We investigate how exporting really benefits SMEs, and we get some great advice from UKTI veterans who have travelled the world over to build ties […]

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Sales IS the heart of growth

Answer this ONE question… What is the single most important strategic sales activity, that if applied consistently by your business as a whole, for the next 90 days, would have the greatest impact on your growth? I’ve just finished delivering a great Sales Secrets Academy to a cracking customer of ours and once again the […]

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3 ways to close a deal

Nicola Cook walks you through how to define when a deal is really closed and suggests how you might improve your Closing Process. Why don’t businesses close more warm leads? In part, they take their foot of the gas too early in the sales process. And lets face it, depending on who you talk to in […]

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