Create a powerful B2B sales machine by reviewing and practicing these 8 keys for success
1. Make sure there is complete alignment between the marketing and sales departments.
2. Concentrate your efforts on finding the companies and individuals that have a genuine need for what you offer.
3. Never lose a deal alone.
4. Keep things simple and focused on as few priorities as possible.
Let’s now cover the final four keys, beginning with treating B2B sales leads with care and respect. It really offends me when sales departments mishandle the leads/inquiries given to them by the marketing department. I have seen sales reps ignore leads, denigrate leads, and follow them up in a half-hearted manner. Often this occurs because the VP of Sales speaks poorly about what marketing is doing, creating a culture where reps feel it is okay not to work the leads they are given.