While the business of selling goods and services has been around for thousands of years, it is important to note the history of the sales process.
What is the biggest threat facing your firm over the next few years? My firm recently asked this question in a survey of professional services firms and, as shown in Figure 1, found the eroding value of services was a consistent theme in five of the top seven threats.
Setting your new sales team member up for success requires planning, expectation setting, and mutual investment of time and effort in the months to come.
How many new MRR clients did you add last year that would be one of your top eight to 10 clients? How many of these targets do you have current, live sales opportunities with right now? For most MSPs, the answer is none.
Insight from security research specialists at Osterman helps IT service providers focus on lucrative managed security sales opportunities.
Success … you have found and successfully hired your salesperson, and they start in two weeks. Now what? It’s time to build a process of onboarding and training for the future. Simply document this process, and your next hire will go much smoother. The biggest issue is where to start.
Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions have taken over the SMB market in recent years — and for good reason. In general, VoIP systems are cheaper and more feature packed than the basic phone systems provided by your local telco. This gives SMBs the opportunity to leverage these benefits in a way they haven’t been able to before by streamlining inbound calls to the proper people or departments, using voicemail to email to ensure messages are returned, and utilizing a custom auto attendant to give their SMB an enterprise-company feel.
"Successful partners will figure out that the intent is not to make 100 percent of $100 but 10 percent of $10,000.” Those words from Forrester Principal Analyst of Global Channels’ Jay McBain have stuck with me. He said them during an interview for a feature story in the February issue of Channel Executive magazine. Smaller pieces of bigger deals. It’s not just an upstream growth strategy; it’s the new reality of a splintered market and loosening definitions of traditional IT service provision business models.
Responding To The Market’s Data Demands And Shrugging Off Traditional Channel Constraints Grew Devender Reddy Aerrabolu’s It Services Firm From Zero To $25 Million In Five Years.
This AIDC reseller has always been a step ahead of channel trends like developing proprietary software, building recurring revenue, and capitalizing on regulatory opportunities within a niche vertical.
A recent report from Retail Systems Research provides insight into the tech appetite of retail’s biggest disruptors — and for retail tech solutions providers, disruption is where the sales are.