Good strategy, Bad strategy…

sales targets and rewards

is the name of the book I’m currently devouring…   And it comes highly recommended. Suddenly so much of what Lara says – makes sense!  I’m only at the beginning of the book and already have pages of ideas and ‘grey time’ thoughts scrawled down for myself, and although I have many insights to share I’m […]

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How Much Are You Prepared to Give Away?

… and no I’m not talking equity  rather your role?   I heard a great nugget recently from Anthony Fletcher, the CEO of fast-growing business Graze. “If you plan to grow your business by 30% you have to find someone to do 30% of your own job” The inability to consistently prune your own role (and then everyone else’s) is […]

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4 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself

Business Growth

I thought I would share some wise words from our Chairman Lara Morgan which I trust you find valuable and take time to read, reflect and action. From Lara’s desk…  Now is the time with single-minded focus to answer the following 4 critical questions…  1.Do you have the right people to drive your researched strategy? […]

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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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Top 10 Negotiating Rules

Andrew Bailey speaks about his top 10 negotiating rules that he has personally tried and tested. Negotiating and deal making can be fraught with issues and danger, to overcome these challenges some simple, tried and tested ‘rules’ will help. We discuss 10 Negotiating Rules in this piece, of course there are more, however mastering these will make […]

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OmniChannel Marketing

You’ve heard CS persistently bang on about the importance of… Adapting to your buyer’s changing behaviour (We’re not in Kansas anymore!) The importance of winning the digital ‘mindshare’ of your customers as they enter your buying cycle The age of the customer we now find ourselves in and the importance of the experience of not […]

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Opportunity Realised – Some Wise Words from Lara Morgan.

Ultimate summer reads for ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders

This week I thought I would share some wise words from our Company Shortcuts Chairman Lara, who circulated the words below to all of her company heads. I think the message speaks for itself… “In order for a business to take advantage of an opportunity, four factors must be in place.  The formula looks like […]

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How sales process mapping links to building brand

There’s a reason why at Company Shortcuts, we keep banging on about the importance of creating ‘Your Sales Process Map’, so you better understand the flow and the variables of your customer buying experience…  …because, amongst other things, it supports the building of your brand.  But how? I hear you shout, “what has sales process […]

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A great tip when building a team of A Grade Players

Lara Morgan on panel The Apprentice: You're Fired

We all know we want a team of A Grade Players for our businesses. A critical part of scaling our companies, but what does the term A Grade Player actually mean? And how do you find them?  An A Grade Player is the term used to describe the top performing 15% at any given pay […]

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Navigating the commission maze

Commission schemes. Do you have one? Does it work – i.e. does it drive the team behaviours you want? And do you need a PHD in pure Maths to understand it? This is a topic that was discussed very recently with our current BAPs cohort, so here’s 4 quick headlines to think about if you […]

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