Your New Business Recipe
I have an online cookbook. Did you know that? In the FarkaBerry household (the name we have given the combined Farquharson/Berry families), I do the cooking. Over the last three years, I’ve created some family favorites. Allison put the website FarkaBerry.com together and, voila! We have an online list of recipes. Have a look. Thanksgiving might be on your mind, but there’s lots of other meals coming up, too.
After this holiday ends, you’ll also need to get back to the business of growing your business.
I have one more recipe for you: How to obtain new accounts
30 years of standing in a room of sales reps, asking “What are your sales challenges?” and 30 years of coaching sales reps has taught me this: There are 4 top culprits behind a poor showing in the area of increasing new business sales:
- Overall lack of effort
- Poor quality sales call (the pitch itself)
- Lack of sustainable prospecting process
- Wrong target market
The recipe for gaining new business isn’t complicated, believe it or not. I just gave it to you, in fact. What’s more, everything you need is within your control to improve.
Consider those four points and put yourself to the test. Give yourself a rating of one to 10 and then get to work making improvements.
Think about it:
- You can make more calls
- You can create a powerful reason for someone to take a meeting
- You can create a step by step plan
- You can find better prospects.
Any caveman can follow a recipe. Follow this one and you’ll soon be walking upright … right into some new business opportunities.
One more thing you can do: You can sign up for The Sales Vault and take my New Business workshop on December 2. Go to SalesVaultInsider.com, hit the Events tab, and download the advanced questions for discussions. You can also reach out to me at 781-934-7036.
Bill Farquharson is a respected industry expert and highly sought after speaker known for his energetic and entertaining presentations. Bill engages his audiences with wit and wisdom earned as a 40-year print sales veteran while teaching new ideas for solving classic sales challenges. Email him at email@example.com or call (781) 934-7036. Bill’s two books, The 25 Best Print Sales Tips Ever and Who’s Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing…and How? as well as information on his new subscription-based website, The Sales Vault, are available at salesvault.pro.