The Reasons Why Sales Reps Spend Little Time Selling and in CRM

22% of Sales Representatives Utilize Time Management Practices

If you want to be a successful salesperson, you will need to be good at time management. According to a new study, most sales representatives spend less time on selling and more time on conducting activities. This study is based on over 720 sales representatives who were interviewed and/or surveyed. About 64.8% of their time is devoted to activities which don't generate any revenue while merely 35.2% of their time is spent on selling-based activities. Field sales representatives devote 3.1% extra time than inside sales representatives to selling activities.

The evolution of tech-oriented world has reshaped the way businesses had worked. Today, customers tend to shop through online sources. Competition is raging, affecting the demand and supply dynamics greatly. This transformation of businesses has given way to bleeding-edge technologies and B2B platforms. Similar to the phenomenon where a customer wants to buy a product and a seller is already present, the B2B platforms facilitate trade between businesses located worldwide.

Why Most B2B Sales Professionals' LinkedIn Profiles are Worthless

The LinkedIn Profile Mistakes You're Making How to Start Communicating Your Value

9 out of 10 profiles for sales professionals are worthless sales and marketing tools. They are practically worthless to prospects. Read this article to see how sales professionals are failing to communicate their business value to prospects and why you may need to give your LinkedIn profile an immediate makeover.

What happens when sales and marketing teams don't cooperate with each other?

The strengths of introverts vary but most have common traits. They are successful and they are proud of their accomplishments. Acknowledge their success and take an interest in helping them grow their business or solve a problem. And, while this may be difficult, do not oversell them or appear in a rush to get the order. You are building a relationship to nurture well after the sale is complete.

The Rise of the Procurement Executive

The Top 9 Procurement KPIs you must understand to sell to enterprise

The Chief Procurement Officer is a powerful force in most forward thinking medium to large enterprises. Procurement teams manage themselves according to very specific and quantifiable key performance measurements, which you need to understand and align your enterprise sales strategies with. These KPIs in turn become the benchmarks for supplier evaluation, as well as contract negotiation and renewal. This article details the top nine KPI's for todays modern procurement teams.

Sometimes, your actions in the meeting can negatively affect your firm's relationship with potential sales leads. What should you be doing so as not to lose your sales?

When a business engages in B2B lead generation, it embarks on an elaborate campaign to seek and attract potential clients. But it requires careful planning, patience and cooperation to make it successful. Controllable things are said to be the things that could destroy. That's why it pays to understand the road blockers to success.

The luxury that a marketer may have if he's in the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) industry is that he can just pour in the right ingredients into the mix and the product will practically cook itself. That is not to demean their efforts, which are for sure very intensive, but the fact that their audience is the general buying public makes it largely easier for them to perform marketing.

LinkedIn is where all of your prospects and hanging out and it's going on 24/7. Here are three simple tips to sales prospecting with LinkedIn.