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Perfect Your Market Entry Strategy

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Joining us on hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); is Walt Megura, the Vice President of Emerging Industry Segments and Channels for Ericcson, one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of.

The Account Manager Position is an Endangered Species

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The emergence of the Customer Success Professional is an existential threat to account managers. As you create your headcount plan for 2019, you’re starting to think of how to cover your accounts, and whether you need Account Managers, Customer Success.

Do You Have an Agile Annual Plan?

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News flash to all CEO’s. Gone are the days of the 5 year strategic plan. While market-leading companies still typically possess a strategic road map, SBI’s research shows that they have shifted, they have adopted a new motion. We refer.

You’re Done with the Revenue Plan; What’s Next?

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“Hello 2019, we’ll be right with you!”. Most of my clients have been in non-stop planning meetings since mid-August and earlier. Long days of adjusting and readjusting budgets and expectations. New tools make the process easier, however the resource allocation decisions.

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

Lead Management: An Emerging Key Factor in Applying the Tech Stack to Sales

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Are you still stuck using legacy CRM’s to drive your Lead Management process? CRM’s have introduced a lot of fantastic features that over time have become staples of almost every sales and marketing organization. While they provide a lot of.

What Does World Class Pipeline and Forecasting Management Take?

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Everyone knows that as a highly effective sales leader you should inspect the key leading and behavioral indicators of your team as a predictor of future sales success. What always amazes me is how many sales organizations just do the.

What Successful Product Leaders Do to Boost Profits

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New Sales Comp Plan? HR’s 5 Must Dos

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Taking a New Product to Market

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Joining us on hbspt.cta.load(23541, '39dd4f48-b0ca-486a-9fa5-4e1fb27489aa', {}); is Christopher Bray, the Senior Vice President and GM for Cylance, a provider of artificial intelligence and real threat prevention. Christopher has launched products across multiple organizations, and is a top revenue.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

What Are the Business Models Needed to Justify a New Product That Grows Revenue?

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Have you ever launched a new product, and everything went according to plan…except that the revenue impact was not what you had projected?

Digital Self Assessments and The Role They Play in Hiring “A Player” Talent

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As the head of HR, your CEO and peers depend on you to identify high-quality candidates in a timely manner. But no matter how many candidates you supply for every opening, most companies are overly dependent upon a traditional interview.

How Are You Updating Your Coverage Plan for 2019?

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Sales coverage is one of the most strategic decisions a sales leader needs to make. The goal is to design a coverage plan that serves the needs of your customers and optimizes customer acquisition costs. You also need to ensure.

Orchestrating a World Class Customer Experience

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Joining us on SBI TV is Doris Raimundi, SVP of Consumer Banking Sales and Support for US Bank. In today’s show, Doris details how to orchestrate a world class customer experience. Why this topic? The customer experience trend is sweeping.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

3 Pricing Program Initiatives to Continue Monetization in 2019

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To truly differentiate yourself in the market, top companies think about how they can continuously set themselves up to grow Revenues from their customer base. As you head into 2019, question the existing norms. Ask how you can differentiate yourself.

Your CRM Isn’t Cutting It; How to Prepare for the New Wave of Analytics.

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It’s Crunch Time – the Beginning of Q4. Are you going to hit your 2018 number? What’s your forecast for 2019? Do you have the heads, processes, and funding to ensure a successful 2019? Only a handful of Sales Ops leaders can.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices For The Sales Leaders Across The Portfolio

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This Ain’t Your Daddy’s PE Firm! There are some very interesting features in today’s Private Equity landscape that are having a real effect on the PE/Portfolio company relationship. Deal size continues to trend upwards. Valuations are higher than they have ever.

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Allocating Capital Using LTV/CAC Analysis: It’s Not Brain Surgery – or Is It?

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As CEO, your job is to be the brain of the corporate body. You direct the body through strategy to take action. You also make sure the body parts have the right resources and focus (time, talent, and money).

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

The Best Methods and Worst Approaches to Use for Next Year’s Territory Design

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As we rapidly approach Q4, you are behind the ball if you haven’t finalized your 2019 Territory Design. According to Harvard Business Review, “Research shows that optimizing territory design can increase sales by 2% to 7%, without any change in.

If You Are Not Doing Customer Success Launch Planning in September, You Are Behind

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On July, 17 1955 it was well over 100 degrees in Anaheim, CA on the first day in the original Magic Kingdom. Women’s heels were melting into the asphalt, and people were thirsty but there wasn’t enough to drink.

Performing a Customer Success Capabilities Assessment Is the Key to Cross-Sell/Up-Sell Next Year

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I recently attempted to learn to golf – again. I visited a Pro Shop and confidently told the Pro that I was pretty good with my Driver, 4 Iron, 7 Iron, and Pitching Wedge, but not very good with my.

Did You Set the Right Sales Quotas?

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Did you set the quotas right to drive revenue growth? The purpose of today’s show is to demonstrate how to link the company objectives to sales targets through quota setting. Leverage this use-case to evaluate how you set your quotas.

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How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

Leveraging Enterprise Sales Expertise to Accelerate out of the Start-Up Phase

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Joining us on the hbspt.cta.load(23541, '4e7a7e0e-dade-48a6-952f-c74186299010', {}); is Ryan Mang, Chief Revenue Officer for Axial. Axial is a private network that connects members through an online platform, intimate events, curated introductions, and the most sophisticated deal-oriented matching engine in.

When the CMO Is the CEO Successor

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In 2005 nearly 50% of Fortune 500 companies had a Chief Operating Officer (COO). In 2015 less than 35% had a COO. Why does this matter to you? Once thought of as the obvious successor to the CEO, the COO is.

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Is Poor Territory Design Undermining your Sales Managers, Contributing to Undesirable Turnover, and Hurting Overall Sales Growth?

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It’s the beginning of a new year, you are looking at a map of the United States hanging on the wall of your office.

Was Your Last Portfolio Company Add-On a Failure? 3 Keys to Avoid It in Your Next Transaction!

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Mergers, Bolt-ons, and tuck-in acquisitions are an increasing common growth strategy being deployed by Private Equity firms today. Multiple Arbitrage can be a very efficient way to increase enterprise value, however, it is also fraught with peril and littered with the tombstones.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

Best Practices in Marketing Revenue Attribution

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Joining us on the SBI Podcast is Sarah Kennedy Ellis, the Chief Marketing Officer for Marketo. In today’s show, Sarah details how to apply the discipline of revenue attribution to marketing. Why this topic? CEOs, CMOs and CROs need to understand.

Why Most Marketing Generated Personas Fail with the Sales Force

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What percentage of your salesforce uses the marketing generated personas your team builds? 50%, 60%? Let me ask the question differently. What percent of the salesforce uses marketing generated personas on a regular basis to help with their sales planning?

How to Avoid the Failures of Quota Setting

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Have You Reviewed Your Pricing Model as Part of your Annual Pricing Process?

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Are you a company that evaluates your pricing as part of an annual process? Congratulations, you are in select company. The majority merely glance at the competition, evaluate their price, and make minor adjustments. The better organizations look at their solutions.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where an how to add it throughout the sales process!

Advocate Marketing: How to Leverage Your Biggest Fans for the Biggest Return

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It’s August and for most Marketing Leads that means the looming pressure of Q4 is right around the corner. In order to hit revenue targets, you’ve been instructed to generate more leads, of better quality, with less money. But what do.

A Channel Strategy to Out-punch Your Weight Class

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Our guest on SBI TV is Burney Barker, SVP of Worldwide Sales at Gigamon. Follow along as we learn from a transformative global sales leader with success at EMC, Dell, and now with Gigamon. With 96%+ of Gigamon’s revenue coming.

It’s Time for Customer Success Leaders in Software Companies to Own Their Revenue Number

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Churn and burn. Not music to your ears. You’re the leader of Customer Success and asked by your executive team to hold accountability for a number. The honeymoon period for CS is over my friends. Everybody in your organization knows.

Are You Paying Your Hunter Sales Reps for Deals They Already Won?

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In my experience, hunters will do anything for a buck. Why then, would you pay them to shoot fish in a barrel? Whether you’re an established player entering a new market or a new entrant into an established market, your commercial.

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Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.