Sales Ramp: 3 Irrefutable Signs That You Need To Fire Someone

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Here’s a real e-mail I received from a client this week: “Robin, do you think not hitting sales quota for the past year is a reason to let my salesperson go?” Don’t laugh – we’ve ALL kept an employee long past their expiration date. On several occasions I made the mistake of keeping someone with the hopes that they – …

What Marketing Media Is ESSENTIAL To Your Audience?

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Here’s something to think about the next time you advertise on Facebook: It’s estimated there are over a BILLION fake accounts, meaning Facebook would have just over HALF of its proclaimed 2 billion users. TwitterAudit estimates that only 40% to no more than 60% of the users on Twitter are real, and AARP estimates that nearly half of all calls …

We Hit The Impassable $3 Million Wall, Then Used A $58,253-A-Month Wrecking Ball And Raced To $4.5 Million!

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50% Growth For 2 Straight Years Seemed TOO Easy. For the first few years, RoundTable Technology had the great fortune of growing organically through word of mouth, referrals and a couple of small acquisitions. I took my seat at the RoundTable in 2016 to help with sales and business development. At first, my job was a breeze since new contracts …

How Easily Are You FOOLED By An Idiot In An Expert’s Costume?

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John Edwards, the psychic medium known for talking to people’s dead relatives, makes millions selling tickets to two-hour events all over the world where he performs (key word: PERFORMS) his psychic feat to people wanting to believe in the afterlife, the ability to connect with lost family members and who have an intense curiosity to discover if he’s the real …

“But Direct Mail Doesn’t Work In MY Business…”

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I WISH I could show you the marketing example I’m about to tell you about, but I must have accidentally thrown it out. It was an EXCELLENT example of why you need to be meticulous about cleaning and validating your lists BEFORE you send any kind of direct mail campaign to it. It was a rather elaborate (expensive) mailer sent …

Ring-Ring! Is There ANYBODY There Who Can Take My Money?

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At every Rapid Implementation Workshop (www.RapidImplementationWorkshop.com), I take attendees through an exercise of secret shopping each other’s businesses. The scenario we give them is this: You are the Operations Manager of a company with 26 employees. Your server keeps rebooting, and your current IT company can’t come out to fix it until Tuesday of next week (three days from now). …

Are You Following These Top 10 Marketing MUSTS For Every Campaign?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The other day, as we were talking, a client shared with me an e-mail campaign sent out to close to 400 prospects WITH phone follow-up that generated a big fat ZERO. To be clear, not one of MY campaigns, but one they received from a vendor. After reviewing it, I saw that it violated almost every one of the “10 …

Don’t Send Out Any MSP Marketing Emails Without These 7 Features

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Email marketing during the 1990’s was a gold mine. Fifty to sixty percent response rates were common (compared to an industry benchmark of 20% today). Every email campaign I sent out got a flood of email responses. Today it’s an art form rather than a free-for-all. While email marketing shouldn’t be the only tool in your arsenal, it’s still incredible …

5 Dumb MSP Sales Mistakes Computer Consultants Consistently Make

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“Have you ever heard the phrase life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid?” One of my favorite talk show personalities Bill Handle asks listeners this often. In my early days of selling, I earned the highest degree in D.U.M.B and discovered that cold prospecting and marketing without a plan is NOT fun or productive. Today, I coach hundreds …

Selling IT Services To The Government

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The United States government is the largest customer in the world. They buy millions of dollars in services and products every year. Landing an IT government contract can be a huge boost for your business. But it’s not about grabbing for any government contract you can find. You need to make sure it’s the right opportunity for you. Today we’re …