Category: Sales and Marketing

Expert Advice, May 2022, Sales

Sales Answer Man: Why Partner with An Agent?

Question: I am an established agent with a national insurance company.  While I am clear about my strengths and weaknesses, any advice on how I can take my business to the next level, by partnering with another agent?  Also, any ideas how to efficiently find the right partner? Answer: Congratulations on succeeding in a business where many agents don’t after the first year. I get the feeling you are open…

April 2022, Expert Advice, Sales

Sales Answer Man: How Do We Encourage Our Clients to Give Us Referrals?

Question: We have hundreds of satisfied customers. How do we encourage our clients to give us referrals, and should we establish a formal reward system for referrals? Answer: You are wise to focus on referrals – they are the life blood of any sales organization. I am curious - do you need to encourage your clients to give more referrals, or do you need to encourage your salespeople to ask…

April 2022, Expert Advice, Marketing

So You Want To Start a Blog: 5 Key Factors

Blogging is a great way to generate organic traffic, particularly for those prospects who have not reached a purchasing decision yet. In addition, it can establish credibility in your space and position you as a thought leader. But, if done incorrectly, it can be a giant waste of time—for the writer, the reader and your business as a whole. As someone who blogs for a living, I wanted to share…

March 2022, Sales, Sales and Marketing, Smart Strategies

Sales Answer Man: How do I Keep My Pipeline Full While Servicing Existing Clients?

Question: When I sell a large client, my focus is on the project and the client. Once the job is complete, I find myself with little or no sales pipeline. Any suggestions? Answer: Your question may be deemed by some as “a good problem to have” because you did land and complete the work for your large client. Having said that, it’s still a problem… I have a couple of…

Expert Advice, February 2022, March 2022, Marketing

Scrappy Marketing Plan: How To Implement Strategic Marketing On A Budget

Last year, businesses spent an average of $5.6 million to air a 30-second long commercial during the Super Bowl LV broadcast. Obviously, we can't all afford to spend our marketing budget on massive marketing campaigns like this. But, there are ways to maximize your marketing spend in a way that works for your business, your audience, and your bottom line. We call it scrappy marketing. Scrappy marketing means producing the…