B2B Sales, Lead Generation and Marketing Blog

Happy 14th Anniversary, Vendere Partners!

Posted by Sean O'Neil on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 @ 07:09 AM

Fourteen years ago this month, Jim and I started this adventure we call Vendere Partners.

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Topics: B2B Sales, appointment setting, sales, qualified leads, lead generation, lead nurturing, leadership

Top 3 ways your sales team can Sell To Deliver

Posted by Sean O'Neil on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

In the services world, you typically have sales and delivery of those services. More often than not, those divisions are silo’ed with limited communication and tons of frustration. Delivery develops a hatred for all sales people and sales develops a sense that delivery cannot deliver on time or budget regardless. The purpose here is to outline some ways we recommend to ensure sales and delivery are on the same page.

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Topics: appointment setting, lead generation, leadership, qualified leads, prospect lists, outsourcing, sales

Top things to consider in a B2B Appointment Setting Campaign

Posted by Sean O'Neil on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 16:06 PM

  • From selling Microsoft solutions to managing Vendere Partners, we have had the opportunity of trying, failing and succeeding with B2B appointment setting campaigns many times. Based on our experience, the following are the top things we consider when starting a new campaign for a new customer.

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Topics: B2B Sales, lead generation, outsourcing, marketing, qualified leads, sales, sales and marketing alignment, telemarketing, tips and techniques

7 Ways to Shorten the B2B Sales Process

Posted by Vendere Team on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

B2B is notorious for having long, drawn out sales cycles. One of the main reasons for this is the higher commitment B2B customers make to companies that sell to them than the typical B2C consumer. But the excuses surrounding the long sales process often hinder sales improvements.

Stop making excuses and take control of your B2B sales process by shortening your sales cycle with these 7 steps:

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Topics: sales, qualified leads, lead nurturing

How to Improve Sales in the Slow Summer Months

Posted by Vendere Team on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

Sunshine and summertime may sound appealing in theory, but for many businesses it means a painful slowdown in sales. This time of year means many prospects are taking vacations and enjoying a much needed break from technology like email, phone, or social media.

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Topics: marketing, sales

Sales Qualification Criteria: Turning MQLs into SQLs

Posted by Vendere Team on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

When it comes to knowing how to correctly score your leads things can sometimes get a little confusing. Making sure that you have a system in place that works and that everyone can understand is important for turning leads into clients. More specifically, being able to turn MQLs (marketing qualified leads) into SQLs (sales qualified leads) boils down to thorough understanding of two things: the buyer persona and the buyer’s journey. Read More

Topics: sales, sales and marketing alignment, sales training

How to Shorten Your Technology Sales Cycle

Posted by Vendere Team on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 08:04 AM

When it comes to sales cycles in the technology industry they tend to be a great deal longer than other industries due to the larger financial and time commitment expected from the buyer. Simply getting all parties involved in the decision to agree can consume a great deal of your sales person’s time.

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Topics: sales, sales training, qualified leads

8 Deadly Sales Email Mistakes

Posted by Vendere Team on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

When it comes to writing a sales email, a lot of marketers will use a standard, cut and dry system for constructing their emails. This is actually a huge mistake. Keep in mind the following things and make sure not to include them in your next email campaign if you want it to be engaging and turn more leads into customers.

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Topics: marketing, sales, email

How to Use Twitter for Social Selling

Posted by Vendere Team on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

Social selling has long been a tool implemented by sales professionals to build relationships and trust as part of the sales process. The term has evolved as technology has changed, and while it is often still used offline, it has definitely made broad strides into the digital world.

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Topics: social media, sales

Evaluating Your Sales Team: B2B Selling Trends in 2015

Posted by Vendere Team on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

As we reach the halfway point of 2015, it is time to reevaluate the first two quarters of the year, and decide on an action plan to end the year with strong sales numbers. While this process definitely benefits from an inward look at your company’s own internal operations, having something external to compare to may also prove a valuable resource.

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Topics: sales, outsourcing, sales training

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