The Answer to Why Your Deals are Bleeding Margin

SBI Growth

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Is Margin Based Compensation Right for Your Organization?

SBI Growth

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What’s Your Margin On That Discount?

The Pipeline

The post What’s Your Margin On That Discount? By Tibor Shanto. A dollar here a dollar there, whatever it takes to get the deal and hit quota, right? Let’s worry about the future when it gets here – if we can still afford to. link].

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Marginal Gains Can Boost Overall Performance

Sales and Marketing Management

Shoot for marginal gains.? Author: Paul Nolan Neil Patel, a leading voice for more than a decade on how to use digital marketing to help grow your business, says the secret is there is no secret.

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Marginalize Objections Before They Come

The Pipeline

But with many, you can get ahead of them, and marginalize them before they become a factor. The post Marginalize Objections Before They Come appeared first on By Tibor Shanto. Some objections you can bank on, you know they are coming, like any pro, practice and you’ll improve. But then there those objections that come out of the blue.

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Discussing Net vs. Contribution Margin Effectively

Selling Energy

The more you understand “ net margin ” and “ contribution margin ,” the more confident you will be discussing these topics with a prospect. sales tips financials sales sales success recession selling

WITCE Wednesday — Gross Margin

A Sales Guy

I talked about the profit and loss statement in an earlier post, but wanted to tackle gross margin today. Gross margin is a part of the P&L statement and if you’re in sales it’s important to understand for both YOU and YOUR customers and prospects. Simply put, gross margin is the difference between the revenue a product or service creates and the cost of creating that product or service. The higher the gross margin the better the business.

Discussing Net vs. Contribution Margin Effectively

Selling Energy

The more you understand “ net margin ” and “ contribution margin , ” the more confident you will be discussing these topics with a prospect. financials Selling sales performance Business tips Recession

How To Produce Bigger Profit Margins

Sales and Marketing Management

Think the economy is hurting your profit margin? By NICO SCHINAGL. Think again

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5 Strategies B2B Companies Can Use to Maintain Margins When Inflation Is High

Prima Resource

Even as sales are increasing, margins are shrinking, which puts companies in a difficult position. The post-pandemic rise in inflation is something that businesses haven’t seen in almost forty years. Many are ill-equipped to handle this change.

6 Buyer Tactics That Will Slash Your Margins

MTD Sales Training

We often talk about the selling skills required to deal with today’s complex and competitive market place. Those skills normally revolve around the abilities of salespeople to achieve specific sales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. MtdBlog how the modern buyer operates spotting buyer tactics

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Weekly Roundup: Create a Goal Driven Sales Environment, Protecting Margins + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

- MOTIVATION -. Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.". AROUND THE WEB -. > > How to Create a Healthy and Effective Goal-Driven Sales Environment, According to Sales Leaders – HubSpot. The goal of any sales organization is, ultimately, to increase revenue.

The Answer to Why Your Deals are Bleeding Margin

SBI Growth

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Beyond CRM Podcast: Upselling, Cross-Selling, & Improving Margins


Beyond CRM Podcast: Upselling, Cross-Selling, & Improving Margins. Today’s episode is with Brian Hirt, Director of Product Management for Zilliant. Salespeople have a lot of information and data thrown their way and CRM doesn’t make it any easier to digest or to act on. What they need are insights that can only be delivered by way of AI and machine learning like: Which customers’ orders are in decline? What products should customers be buying but aren’t?

How to Increase Profit Margin: 5 Strategies for Any Business


Every company has its eyes on its bottom line and, in turn, is mindful of its profit margin — the most definitive metric of how successful your sales efforts are, relative to your expenses. Ways to Increase Profit Margin. What's a good profit margin?

What Is Net vs. Contribution Margin?

Selling Energy

The more you understand “ net margin ” and “ contribution margin ,” the more confident you will be discussing these topics with a prospect, whether it’s a CFO, a business manager, or a sole proprietor. financials

6 Pricing KPI’s for Your Growth Strategy

SBI Growth

If you opened this blog post looking for the perfect answer to setting pricing KPIs… I hate to tell you that the perfect answer is: There is no answer.  However, I do have some guidance for you.  Let’s think of pricing.

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3 Ways to Minimize or Marginalize Objections – Sales eXecution 240

The Pipeline

This did not eliminate the usual objections, but it marginalized a big hurdle, and allowed the conversation to move past it easily, and allow it to unfold in more familiar ground. I have helped (provide example) increase margins by 6%, – or – increase turnover by 8%”, etc. By Tibor Shanto -

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What's a Good Profit Margin (& How Do I Calculate It)?


To gain a solid understanding of your company’s bottom line, the profit margin is an essential data point. Profit margin measures what percentage of your company’s net income comes from sales. Use the following formula to calculate the profit margin for your business.

Four Ways CPQ Improves Profit Margins

Cincom Smart Selling

UK entrepreneur, James Caan, CBE, isolates three areas where profit margin can be addressed. But what about margin? CPQ also has a positive impact on margin by increasing the velocity of the sale, reducing the pricing and configuration errors made during a selling cycle and with reduced likelihood of manufacturing defects. This is tied directly to overhead expenses or cost base in Caan’s triumvirate of margin factors. These are margin killers.

Aligning Your Sales Team to Your Pricing Strategy

SBI Growth

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Boosting Margin with Sales Tools

Cincom Smart Selling

Consider that a 1% reduction on the expense line shows up as a 4% increase in margin on the profit line. Let’s look at several sales tools and see how they impact the profit margin for a given sale. The post Boosting Margin with Sales Tools appeared first on Cincom Blog. Even with the most advanced sales tools available, it’s expensive to sell stuff. You must pony up bucks in advance to get bucks from the proceeds of a product sale.

New SBI CEO Research Reveals How 8% of Market Leading IT Services Companies Addressed Market Compression and Margin Pressure to Drive Revenue Growth

SBI Growth

September 14, 2020 | Dallas, TX – Sales Benchmark Index (SBI), a management consultancy specializing in B2B revenue growth, today announced the publication of their latest research report, “Revitalizing Growth: Accelerate While Others Stand Still.” ” The report uncovers how market leaders. News & Press Research Report

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How to Maximize Prices and Improve Margins

RAIN Group

With increased product and service commoditization, sellers in almost every industry complain about price pressure and shrinking margins. At the same time, there are some sellers and sales organizations who are consistently winning sales against lower-priced competitors and growing their margins. Overcoming Objections Sales Conversations Sales Negotiation Sales Research

Finance and supply chain synergy protects margin from skyrocketing commodities prices


Commodities prices are causing panic in procurement and finance teams. Coupled with record-high shipping costs, finance and supply chain need to be more closely aligned than ever. Finance Supply Chain supply chain

Getting to Street Price, the Hardest Task in Pricing

SBI Growth

You’re Blind and You Have a Problem. When you sell entirely through indirect channels you are blind to the street price and how your products or service is valued by the end customer. The gap between the price you sell to.

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Sales Enablement, Part 1: Margins, Metrics and Management

Cincom Smart Selling

Ultimately, margin is what it’s all about. If you can show that you are moving the needle in a positive way regarding margin, you are going to have a lot of friends in the executive suite. Market share and customer satisfaction are important, but only margin equals money in the bank. Margin is the goal. Sales Enablement Metrics and Their Potential Impact on Margin. The post Sales Enablement, Part 1: Margins, Metrics and Management appeared first on Cincom Blog.

The Cause of Bleeding Margins

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Training Article: Why Are Your Deals Bleeding Margin? By John Kenney, Sales Benchmark Index (SBI) This blog post is for those who sometimes find their sales teams negotiating against themselves, closing dirty deals to make quota, or finding their margin-rich transactions disintegrate at the end of quarter. Why Stan Lost His Deal Margin Stan and his sales team followed their buyer-centric selling process.

Differentiate Your Product and Increase Margins with Value Selling

Sales Result

Many CEOs come to us looking for answers. When sales are stagnant or taking a dive—especially with older companies that have been around for a while—it usually can be traced to two root reasons. Sales Strategy

How to Minimize Risk and Conflict in Your Sales Channels

SBI Growth

Channel conflict occurs when companies try to reach end customers through multiple routes forcing components of the sales ecosystem to compete against each other rather than working together. It is inherently wasteful and can be lethal to customer experience, sales.

TSE 1121: Your Price Is Right: How to Stand Your Ground Against the Lowest Bidders and Protect Your Margins

Sales Evangelist

We’ve all encountered price wars against the lowest bidder, but today we’re going to talk about how you can stand your ground, protect your margins, and earn the price that you’re worth and how that will help you grow your business. If you do, when you find yourself in thoe scenarios, it’s second-nature rather than something you fumble through. “Protect Your Margins” episode resources Sandler Trainers are worldwide, so you can always look for a local office to help you.

How Reps Can Retire Quota by Embracing Pricing Levers & Value-Based Pricing

SBI Growth

The best sales organizations align their interests with those of their sales reps and in the manner in which customers want to buy – may sounds simple, but few organizations “run through the tape” to fully align and address.

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Are You Being Too Accommodating to Your Customers?

The Sales Heretic

Sales Black Friday business culture customer discounting keynote margin profit profitability prospect prospecting seminar service speaker success Thanksgiving valuesYou’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger advocate of good customer service than yours truly. I have long argued that sales is service and service is sales. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, I have evangelized the importance of taking care of the customer in every step of the sales process from prospecting through [.].

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6 Practical Tips for Protecting Profit Margin

The Brooks Group

In order to maintain a healthy profit margin, you must reinforce the importance of value within your sales culture. Keep in mind these 6 tips for protecting profit margin: 1. Build a sales compensation plan that focuses on gross margin, not volume. But striving towards a profit-based plan that encourages reps to always keep gross margin in mind is one way to ensure salespeople aren’t price-cutting just to meet their quotas.

Is Now the Time to Hire a Chief Customer Officer?

SBI Growth

Article Revenue Growth Assessment Revenue Growth Methodology Sales Strategy cco Chief Customer Officer eric bauer executive team gross revenue per customer margins retention rate revenue growthThe Chief Customer Officer is one of the newest roles to join the C-Suite in the past few years. Their charter is to drive customer-centricity throughout the enterprise. They are a customer advocate who cares about providing a good customer.

Ways to Use Bundling to Drive up Your Average Sales Price (ASP) and Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV)

SBI Growth

“But wait…there’s more!” ” We’ve all heard the infomercials with the two for the price of one special. Or the five accessories we theoretically should never need since the first one is supposedly indestructible. All of this for only $19.99 plus shipping.

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5 Pricing Pitfalls to Avoid When Transitioning from Prem Based Solutions to an SaaS Pricing Model

SBI Growth

“To increase the value of our business by 2-3.5x all we need to do is convert to a SaaS based pricing model? Let’s do it!” ” I hope your CFO does not believe it is that simple. Unfortunately, we hear from.

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Discounting – the Weak Link in Your Pricing Strategy for the Indirect Channel

SBI Growth

Article Pricing Strategy best practices clients comp compensation Doug Bartels GTM indicators indirect channel indirect sales influence key kpi margin packaging performance products reps resp RGM sale sales sales people tool total transactionsHow do you influence sales people when you don’t directly impact their compensation? This is an age-old struggle many firms have had with the indirect channel…. The key we have found is to understand two key factors important to indirect.

Why Price Fences Are Needed to Guard Your Profit

SBI Growth

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Are Your Salespeople Too Cheap?

The Sales Heretic

Sales attitude business cheap managers margin owner profits salespeople sell valueWhen sales managers and business owners hire salespeople, they’re typically looking for sales experience. Frequently, industry knowledge. And sometimes—although not often enough—attitude. But there’s another quality you need to be screening for: Are they cheap? Because if they are, they’re not going to be an effective salesperson for you. In fact, a cheap salesperson costs [.].

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