The Art—and Science—of Sales Operations

Miller Heiman Group

In this post, Kathy Venincasa, one of our inaugural Miller Heiman Group Icons and a sales forecasting master, discusses what she sees as the top four sales operations best practices. Over the course of my career, my roles in sales operations have ranged from serving as a number cruncher to motivating and training sellers, analyzing sales budgets and compensation plans to forecasting. Build Rigor and Consistency in the Sales Forecasting Process.

How to Create a Winning Sales Process: 7 Essential Steps

CloserIQ

And the same is true of sales. An effective process is essential to consistent sales revenue. It doesn’t matter if you have the best sales reps in the world and a value proposition that turns your competitors green with envy. So, here’s how to create a winning sales process in seven steps. . Constructing a customer avatar – which represents your ideal customer persona – is an essential part of this stage.

How to Build an Army of Virtual Sales Assistants to Help Grow Your Business

Sales Hacker

Ever since the 4-Hour Workweek where Tim Ferriss wrote about using virtual assistants (VAs) as a way to outsource your inbox – hiring virtual sales assistants has hit the mainstream. What is a Virtual Sales Assistant? A Virtual Sales Assistant is a remote contractor that you hire as a means of outsourcing a specific task or set of tasks in order to build a more efficient sales process. A virtual sales assistant can also refer to a contractor located overseas.

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Operationalize Personas to Meet Your 2013 Goals

Sales Benchmark Index

Hey, Sales Operations leaders. Do you want to increase sales and meet your 2013 goals? Encourage sales and marketing to build personas and build a plan to operationalize them immediately. Sales is frustrated because of a lack of proficiency in using the persona.

Dogtopia: Everything You Need to Know About This Franchise

Hubspot Sales

Over 75 franchise locations are operated across the United States and Canada. Plus, Dogtopia boasts multiple revenue channels including daycare, boarding, training, spa, grooming, and retail, with about 65% of total sales come from recurring daycare revenue. Support and Training.

Hiring Best Practice: Test Before You Offer

Sales Benchmark Index

Some sales candidates look great during the hiring process. HR has worked hard to find capable talent, and Sales has committed time and money to ramp the new hire. If you’re a Sales or HR leader, this may be happening all too often. Sales can learn a lesson here.

30 Minutes in Sales Nerd Heaven w/ Pete Kazanjy {Hey Salespeople Podcast}

SalesLoft

The Hey Sale speople podcast hosted by SalesLoft’s VP of Sales Strategy and self-proclaimed sales nerd, Jeremey Donovan just got even sales nerdier. Episode four stars Pete Kazanjy, Founder of Modern Sales Pros (MSP) and Atrium. Hint: AEs aren’t for sale on Amazon).

There are Too Many Bad Sales Managers [Yeah, and Sales Leaders Too]

A Sales Guy

It’s a follow up to my post which, in a nutshell, I said sales people suck. ——————– “I agree sales people’s performance is not what it should be. Sales structure, systems and discipline can help. Sales Leadership

Getting Independent Reps and the Manufacturer on the Same Team

SugarCRM

“The people we sell to don’t buy our product,” Avi Barr, national sales manager at ASI during his presentation at SugarCon 2017. Getting sales reps on board with standard methodologies is a challenge for any business in any industry. But for manufacturers that often work with independent sales reps, who are used to their own best practices, it can be especially difficult. Any request from the manufacturing to change operating procedures will be met with resistance. .