What Kind of Sales Person Are You? (3-minute read)

You have a specific set of personality characteristics that define you. These personality characteristics that you inherited from your grandparent’s and parents were shaped by the environment you grew up in. The result is that you now have a personality profile and that profile can be matched to a specific job or role in a company.

Just as people from the same family can be very different from one another despite sharing the same DNA, so can the role of a position in a company within an industry.

So what kind of salesperson are you? Continue reading “What Kind of Sales Person Are You? (3-minute read)”

The Blueprint for Starting a Business You Can Sell (3-minute read)

You have made a big decision. You are going to start your own business!

There is a lot of attention given to the start-up phase of becoming an entrepreneur but I would like to provide you with lessons I learned after my business was successful and I wanted to sell my business. By applying these lessons now, while you are in the start-up phase, I hope you can benefit from my experience and save yourself a great deal of time and future frustration.

If I was to do it all over again this is how I would do it! Continue reading “The Blueprint for Starting a Business You Can Sell (3-minute read)”

How to Write a Successful Sales Plan (3.5 minute read)

Learn about the key elements that make a sales plan successful.

Are you working in the right direction?

A sales plan will help you to organize your activity into a systematic approach that will move you consistently toward your goals. A sales plan establishes clearly defined goals, priorities, timetables, and necessary resources.  It is a roadmap to success.

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5 Steps to Transform Your B2B Sales Results (4-minute read)

As a sales professional in the B2B sales role, you are responsible for growing your territory and reaching sales quotas year-after-year. If you have not been reaching your sales goals then I recommend that you use this sales article to help you transform your results.

These 5 steps will transform your sales results as a B2B sales professional!

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Creating Jobs for Unemployed Albertans (3-minute read)

The situation in Alberta is not improving fast enough and I have decided to try and do something about it. When I see the devastating results of unemployment on families in Alberta it makes me very sad.

With estimates of upward of 43,000 direct jobs lost over the last two years and estimates topping 60,000 to 110,000 indirect jobs lost in total across all sectors, the situation is beyond serious. The far-reaching effects on the men, women, and children affected by the global collapse of oil prices are unprecedented.

Just how many jobs have been cut in the oilpatch?

Why do I feel qualified to do something about this situation? Simply because I have successfully done it before!

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Identifying Who Your Customer Is and Isn’t (2.5-minute read)

Every business has a demographic that describes exactly who their ideal customer is. Many sales professionals and entrepreneurs fall into the trap of treating all customers equally. This is a bad idea.

Your customer is YOUR customer. They are ideally suited to do business with you. They believe what you believe, they buy what you sell and want to do business the way you do business, and they want to buy from you.  Continue reading “Identifying Who Your Customer Is and Isn’t (2.5-minute read)”

Identifying Your Core Products and Services (1 minute read)

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity)[1]  states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. – Wikipedia

This principle can be applied in almost every aspect of business and life. In the context of today’s article, we are going to apply it to identifying the core of your business. Continue reading “Identifying Your Core Products and Services (1 minute read)”