Communications Plans are important for the success of every company, but most importantly for those that employ remote workers, and popping into each other’s offices to share information is not an option. I have been working closely with Susan Walsh, the CEO of Sales-Link, Inc., for a few years now, and as our company grew, the need for better communications grew as well.
Resolutions and promises are hard to keep, even for some of the most sincere people. Business Insider reports that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February! YIKES! Given these alarming statistics, it’s no surprise that most employees find it difficult to comply with corporate directives. As much as they promise to see procedures through to the end, it is astounding how many fail to keep that commitment, day to day.
Mobile is taking over. The average consumer spends 5 hours per day on their smartphone. As we at Sales-Link reflect on the industry websites we've visited in the past year - and that's quite a few in our line of work - a surprising amount of them were not well designed for mobile users. To keep pace with industry, potential customers, and your competition, you must view your website's mobile experience as a primary sales tool.
Writing is an art. Journalism is a degree. Passion is a gift. Any one of these qualities in a candidate may impress you enough to end in a hire, but for corporate writing, it’s not enough to be an artful writer, or to hold the correct degree, or to be passionate, but not well-spoken. The ideal copy writer for your business MUST posses all three traits.
It’s that time of the year, when most of us responsible for sales, are reflecting on numbers and quotas. These are the big line numbers, easy to identify with, whether you made your quota, or not. But as you’re pondering about what the new sales quota will be for 2019, don’t forget about all those other numbers that show progress throughout the year.
When I started my business, I was quite young, but I had this fire that still burns in me today, ever strong. I believe that’s what they call passion. It is true that I have always had a passion for this industry, and the thirst to know and learn more, coupled with the desire to grow and expand in my field of expertise has never waned.
Companies regularly hire salespeople to do the job without giving them proper training and guidance. Depending on your background, you may very well have a decent amount of sales experience and probably even some training, but chances are that you haven’t been trained specifically for the job you were hired for in your particular company, and you are just treading water.