Sales benchmarks are a critical reference tool for startups and expansion-stage companies, particularly those lacking a structured, repeatable lead generation and customer acquisition process.
By allowing companies to better evaluate and understand their own metrics, sales benchmarks can give executives and managers a much better sense of what to expect when launching a customer acquisition initiative into a new market or when building a new sales team.
Turning a new lead qualification team into a well-oiled machine takes time, but focusing on these key elements will ensure it’s time well-spent and that a stronger, more productive sales pipeline is the result.
If you’ve made the proper preparations your lead qualification team should have everything in place it needs to succeed. But no matter how good the game plan, you still have to ensure they execute, and it’s all but guaranteed things aren’t going to run 100% smoothly right out of the gate.
Is 2013 the year you bolster your pipeline with a lead qualification team? Here are the tips you need to ensure you’re fully prepared and that your launch goes off without a hitch.
What does it take to launch an effective lead qualification team? OpenView’s Director of Sales and Marketing Support Devon McDonald reveals that much of your team’s success lies in laying the groundwork with proper preparation.
These five sales infographics bring new meaning to “the art of the sale.”
Sales may be an art, but at the expansion stage it’s an art that has to deliver — quickly and consistently. Expansion-stage companies depend on highly functioning sales teams to generate revenue and fuel their growth, but it’s up to management to hire the best personnel and provide them with the right structure, motivation, and tools to set them up for success.