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Want to Make More Sales? Tell Your Customers You're Too Busy to Deal with Them | Inc.com

Infomercials are my guilty pleasure. The marketer in me loves watching persuasion techniques at play but I also get a lot of joy from watching the more creative sales pitches for the less inspiring products.<p>There's a real science to the scriptwriting for infomercials, with the best scripts being a …

Marketing

Stop Spending So Much Money on Lead Generation and Do This Instead

Always chasing sales, leads and customers is not the way to grow a business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're tricked into thinking you want more sales, more leads and more customers.<p>But, you don't want more sales -- you want more profit. You don't want more leads …

14 Lessons on Raising Money From a Serial Entrepreneur With 30 Years of Pitching Experience | Inc.com

Scott Walchek has raised over $130 million from every kind of capital source, including public markets, private investors, and the full gamut of VCs. He's started and successfully exited four tech startups (including Baidu) and is now seeking to transform the global insurance industry with his …

Entrepreneurship

This 1 Thing Separates Superstar Sales Reps From Everyone Else | Inc.com

My company recently did some research, and we found that most sales teams comprise 20 percent high performers, 60 percent mid-range performers, and 20 percent poor performers. The sales performance gap between the top two tiers is one of the biggest problems facing business-to-business sales …

B2B

3 Secrets All Top Salespeople Know | Inc.com

Decades of growth in the $114 billion direct sales industry have led to the employment of over 60 million sales consultants. In an effort to increase profits, the sales industry has also introduced many sweeping changes with the advent of new technologies. While these changes no doubt have a …

Customer Service

SaaS Enterprise Applications Market to Perceive Substantial Growth During 2017 – 2027

Software as a Service (SaaS) has risen as an effective software-delivery model for meeting the needs of enterprise IT Services. SaaS helps IT …

SaaS

5 Reasons You Should Use Automated Lead Generation to Increase Sales

So many companies find that lead generation is the most difficult aspect of the sales process. Sales people struggle to find enough qualified leads …

Marketing

2017-2018 CMO Spend Survey Highlights Demand for Results

<i>Note: This is Part One of a two-part series exploring key findings and insights from the 2017-2018 Gartner CMO Spend Survey. Read Part Two.</i><p>Across the …

Gartner Inc.

Out of 42 top economists, only 1 believes the GOP tax bills would help the economy

But all of them think it will increase the debt.<p>The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business runs an ongoing survey of top economists spanning a wide number of specialties and political outlooks. The panel includes multiple Nobel Prize winners, White House veterans, and former presidents of …

4 Proven Strategies for Retargeting to Hot Prospects

Once you've gotten your feet wet with some successful Facebook ad campaigns, put these retargeting techniques to work to turn more prospects into customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Perry Marshall</i><i>,</i> <i>Keith Krance</i> <i>and Thomas Meloche’s book</i> …

The Essentials You Need to Know to Set up an Effective Remarketing Campaign

Find out how to set up a remarketing campaign in your Google AdWords account so you can reach out again to every person who visits your website, long after they've left.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan</i> …

How to Produce Content That Doubles Your Sales Funnel Conversion Rate

Understanding your potential customers will ultimately make them paying customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you producing irresistible content for your audience? I hope so, because the truth is, there seems to be no other way. It doesn't matter whether you're …

It's Worse Than Pointless to Continually Ask 'What's a Good Conversion Rate?'

Settling for the norm keeps you from being your best.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conversion rates are one of the most important metrics in PPC advertising. When you improve your conversion rate, the net profit of your business will also increase without you having …

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Account-Based Marketing (ABM)

I believe it was last fall when a colleague of mine told me that account-based marketing was “trending” in the digital marketing world. And according …

Marketing

Marketing's Next Big Hurdle: The Rising Cost Of Customer Acquisition

Remember when direct response advertising meant billboards with phone numbers? Or late-night infomercials imploring night owls to “call now!”? Direct mail, anyone?<p>While “offline” direct response marketing is still very much a thing, digital is today’s acquisition marketer’s go-to. Automatic, neat, …

Marketing

SalesLoft Grew Its Revenue by 1,750 Percent Using Outbound Sales. You Can, Too.

Want to grow your revenue by that amazing an amount? Here are one company's strategies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We hear it every day: Cold-calling doesn’t work anymore. "Inbound" -- responding to leads/inquiries on the company website -- is the new “it” …

10 Companies Making Enterprise Software Actually User Friendly | Inc.com

Enterprise software has the near impossible mission of coordinating all the unique tasks of a business in one digital interface. No two businesses are the same, so creating a universally appropriate interface is even more challenging. All too often, companies allow their software to grow old and …

Project Management

New data: Software as a Service industry revenue up 23% this year as shift to the cloud continues

Global revenue in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry topped $43 billion in the first half of 2017 — up 23 percent from a year ago, making up …

SaaS

Amazon vets develop $20 WyzeCam home camera, end up competing against their former employer

The four founders of Wyze Labs are all former Amazon employees, and they’ve hewed closely the company’s well-known leadership principles in …

Home Security

Growth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Increase your Sales with our expert Tools & Advice | How to build a successful sales team for your business

When you start a business, you might be sales manager, marketing director and lone salesperson all in one. But, as your business grows you’ll need to …

How to Construct a Profitable Webinar Sales Funnel from Scratch

You want to make sales. You want leads to flock your way faster than you can spend money on advertising.<p>But more than that, you want those leads to …

CRM Isn't Enough -- Here's What's Next

<i>My post today is a collaboration with my colleague Dave Boyce, Chief Strategy officer for InsideSales.com (as well as a board member at Forrester Research) and</i> <i>Justin Lindsey, SVP of Analytics for BamTech Media, the media streaming company that spun out of Major League Baseball. Justin is the former</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Warm Up Cold Leads with Marketing Automation

You’re probably already familiar with the five different kinds of marketing automation campaigns, but just for a quick refresher, let’s re-visit …

Marketing

When Your B2B Stakeholders Span Three Generations: How to Market to Them Effectively

It wasn't so long ago that B2B marketing was all about renting lists and banging on doors to reach the CEO. Sales reps, with some help from …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Isn't Getting Customers

The average person tells 16 people about a poor customer-service experience. Don't let that happen to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a Harvard Business School study, approximately 75 percent of startups with venture funding will eventually fail. The …

7 Ways Big Data will increase Conversion Rate on your Site

Big data is a vast collection of data that is collected from various traditional and digital sources. This data is a gold mine for marketing analysts …

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing (with featured article "Marketing Myopia," by Theodore Levitt)

Publication Date: <b>April 02, 2013</b><p>Stop pushing products--and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and …