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Recent Posts by Amy Wilde

 

Amy leads MarketStar’s strategic content efforts. She supports the client teams, as well as the Business Development and Marketing departments, with the aim of contributing to organic and new growth through content designed at providing action and sparking discussion.

As an 18-year veteran of MarketStar, she has contributed to our success for two-thirds of the company’s history. Amy built the Geographic Information System process, developed complex coverage modeling solutions, conducted in-depth customer demographic analysis, and built the client business review engine for the sustained growth and success of our clients.

Amy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS from Utah State University. She is a published author and motivational speaker.

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How Our Sales Teams Continue to Deliver Results During COVID-19

As many economies around the globe have slowed because of COVID-19, businesses are working to adapt quickly until the worst of the pandemic is over. 

In many industries, sales have fallen as both consumers and businesses have cut back on spending. One study found that of the businesses seeing decreases in their sales pipeline, 64 percent are reporting moderate decreases and 16 percent are reporting significant decreases. The top reasons for shrinking sales opportunities are canceled events, travel restrictions that have eliminated face-to-face meetings, and new work-from-home requirements.

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5 Best Books to Motivate Your Sales Team

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to spend much more time at home, many are taking the opportunity to get caught up on their reading list. In stressful, uncertain times, picking up a new book or two can be entertaining and even calming. For your sales team, this could even become a time of learning and self-improvement.

We are always on the lookout for interesting perspectives on sales strategies—particularly when most employees are stuck at home and looking for some motivation. Here, we count down five great books to motivate your sales team:

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How to Empower Your Sales Team From Home

The coronavirus pandemic has sent shockwaves across the country, grinding our economy to a standstill and forcing many employees to work from home. In these unprecedented times, establishing a new routine with your sales team can feel challenging. But rest assured: They need your leadership right now. 

Although this crisis has put many industries on hold, others are still as busy as they were before it, in some cases, more busy. In the midst of all this stress and confusion, your team may very well be expected to keep making sales calls, focusing on Customer Success, and hitting their numbers. If that’s the case, then they are likely craving clear, confident guidance to help establish some sense of normalcy—and inspire them to keep up the great work

Here, we explore five ways to empower your sales team from home:

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Why SMB Is a Niche Your Sales Team Should Focus On

For every big customer you land, there are dozens of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) out there that are looking for products exactly like yours. However, most enterprise companies ignore SMB sales, assuming that SMBs are too difficult to sell to and too expensive given the size of their typical contract. 

If you are among those who are overlooking SMB sales, then you are ignoring an untapped market that is hungry for technology.

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How to Reach Out to Sales Partners During a Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is something we have never seen before, and it is affecting every business across the globe. Operations are far from normal, and in many locations, businesses have closed their doors and asked employees to work from home. 

Your channel partners are being affected as well. Deals that were in the pipeline have paused, stakeholders are in a new work environment (WFH), budgets are now uncertain, and everyone is taking a deep breath, waiting to see what comes next.

With normal business on pause, now is the time to step up channel support and strengthen your partner relationships so we can all weather the crisis.

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Why a Customer Success Team Is Essential During a Crisis

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world has had to change the way it conducts business virtually overnight. Shelter-in-place orders have been issued in states across the U.S., and businesses are encouraging their people to work from home. This is the time when your Customer Success team really needs to step up to reassure customers and keep the revenue coming in.

If you don’t already have a Customer Success team in place, then you should seriously consider creating one. Unlike customer support, which is reactive following a sale, the Customer Success team is proactive, working with customers to understand their business needs and help them to achieve their business goals.

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How to Remain Productive During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are living in unusual times. The COVID-19 viral outbreak is the worst pandemic in 100 years, and it is having a dramatic impact on people and businesses around the globe. 

Here in the United States, events from concerts to the NCAA playoffs have been canceled. Movie theaters and restaurants are either closed or empty. State governments are taking steps to protect citizens from contagion. 

Other businesses are also taking steps to protect their employees and their customers. Businesses are closing their doors and, where practical, are requesting that their employees work remotely. Thanks to technology, we are in a better position to not only deal with the coronavirus pandemic, but also to continue to work and support our customers at the same time.

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How to Design a B2B Sales Team and Optimize Coverage

Times are changing, and so is the way that B2B buyers source new business solutions. This means that you need to rethink your approach to building a sales team. Customers aren’t looking to buy specific products as much as they’re looking for ways to solve business problems. 

As a result, sales territories are fading in favor of selling using vertical market expertise. It’s a buyer’s world, and customers are better educated and want more value and better service, and so building a sales team that can offer better solutions requires a new strategy.

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5 Leading Brands That Rely on Outsourcing for Profits

There has been a change in tone to the word outsourcing. What was once considered a controversial way of doing business is now a seamless blend into the typical buildout of a successful company. The biggest reason? Outsourcing, particularly in relation to the sales process, allows companies to focus on what they do best, and leave the rest to a trusted  outsourced sales partner

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Outsourcing Sales Continues to Rise: What we Learned in 2019

Outsourcing all or part of the B2B sales process is on the rise as more companies realize the power of outsourcing to increase their sales. 

According to the 2019 Marketing Mix Report published by Sagefrog Marketing Group, 63 percent of B2B companies were expected to outsource sales and marketing in 2019. In fact, 67 percent cited increasing sales leads as their top priority for the year, and 35 percent said their top priority was converting leads.

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