Tag: Qualifying prospects

You’re forecasting your new business revenues for the next financial year. You’re trying to imagine what that looks like in terms of actual new clients. You assign some sort of quantity of new clients – and what ballpark revenue they might bring in – to the detail of the forecast. Then you double it, add some, pick…

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“I’ve done it!” Yelled a client at me down the phone. “I’ve started a sales pipeline! I’ve got 158 leads in my database!” “What sort of leads?” I asked her. Never one to let my clients do a half-baked job. “Perfect ones,” she retorted gleefully. “You’d be so proud of me,” she continued.…

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New business Positioning Sales

This post is in response to a cry for help from a friend who hated the sales events and conferences he had to go to as part of his business development role. He was told to attend by his MD… ‘in order to network, meet people and drum up some new business’. Here’s what he had to say…

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You know the one. Great client prospect, hot project, then radio silence…. You made contact a while ago, met several times and they’ve been to two of your events. You feel sure the fit is good, they’re the right client for you, and you are the right supplier for them. You very…

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