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A Day in Boston

2/15/18 2:24 PM / by Shannon Fletcher posted in Hubspot, hubspot crm, hubspot sales

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As some of you who follow our social media pages may know we took a quick trip up to Boston for the day to meet with our HubSpot account managers and to work through some kinks we have internally. We are small business owners, it often feels like we work in a bubble. Most of what we focus on is the execution needed for our clients. Our own business often needs a pair of fresh eyes to critique it. That’s part of the beauty in being a Sales Solutions Partner with HubSpot… we get many fresh eyes to help us.

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11 Reasons Why Every Sales Team Needs the NEW HubSpot Sales Pro

9/26/17 4:00 PM / by David Fletcher posted in hubspot crm, hubspot sales

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11 reasons why every sales team needs the NEW HubSpot Sales Pro

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An Insider's Look Into The Life of a Sales Development Rep

9/13/17 12:57 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, sales and marketing alignment, SDR, hubspot crm, hubspot sales, smarketing, outbound sales

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With the popularity and necessity on the rise for successful Sales Development Representatives (SDR) and Departments, being a former SDR I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of what the day-to-day of an SDR looks like. First, props to all the Sales Development Reps out there! It’s a very tough job that doesn’t get the praise and acknowledgement it deserves.

Briefly, why has the SDR role become so vital to company’s sales success? They are the lead gen engine for their pipelines. They also play a key role in the Marketing effort of inbound leads (a SDR’s best friend by the way). In addition, they create alignment between Sales and Marketing.

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How SMARKETING Can Help Your Bottom Line

8/2/17 12:15 PM / by David Fletcher posted in Marketing, Hubspot, inbound marketing, pipeline management, sales and marketing alignment, marketing automation, Alignment, hubspot crm, quotas, hubspot marketing automation, hubspot sales, smarketing, buyer personas

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Sales and marketing have long been at odds with one another in organizations across the world. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, this tension and disconnect that exists between these two vital teams can actually lead to inefficiencies and lost business opportunities. That’s why smarketing is so important.

 

Smarketing is the process of aligning your sales and marketing teams around common organizational goals that focus on improving revenue. It is important for sales and marketing teams to work together if your company wants to achieve your overall business goals. Below, we’ll dive a little deeper into why this alignment between sales and marketing is essential to success and give an overview of some best practices that your company can adopt to promote smarketing across your organization.

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7 Ways Hubspot’s New Growth Stack Can Grow Your Business

5/24/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Marketing, Sales Enablement, Hubspot, hubspot crm, hubspot growth stack, hubspot marketing automation, hubspot sales, tech stack

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We have seen it happen hundreds of times: a business owner comes to us for advice when they discover that trying to solve one marketing challenge ends up hitting brick walls due to a tangled spiderweb of systems or spreadsheets. Sometimes the problem involves attempting to get more people through a lead generation form, and sometimes the problem is the lack of a CRM tool for unified contact management. So often, business systems grow organically as user needs grow, but when do you stop and take the time to evaluate your marketing stack? Fortunately, HubSpot has created a free solution that leverages HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing, and HubSpot Sales to keep your organization moving forward quickly. Here’s 7 ways you can leverage the new HubSpot Growth Stack to supercharge your business results.

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Five Actionable Ways A CRM Can Increase Your Sales by Next Quarter

5/12/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, Uncategorized, Hubspot, inbound marketing, pipeline management, sales and marketing alignment, SDR, cadence, crm, inbound leads, sales follow up, hubspot crm, quotas, sales, sales issues, Sales Management, sales team success, SQL

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No self-respecting sales development rep (SDR) has ever said, “I have enough business.” Even those crushing their sales goals crave more, and it would be nice if it came faster and easier than most deals do.

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CRM, the Possibilities Are Endless

2/18/17 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, crm, hubspot crm, hubspot growth stack, hubspot sales, increasing sales

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First of all, what is a CRM? I had a new client recently ask me that question at which point I realized; maybe it’s not as commonly understood as I thought? Not only did I write this blog but we put together an Ebook, The Beginners Guide to CRM. Customer relationship management (CRM) is a term that refers to practices, strategies, and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels — or points of contact between the customer and the company — which could include the company’s website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff detailed information on customers’ personal information, purchase history, buying preferences and concerns.

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Hubspot’s INBOUND16 isn’t just for Marketers Anymore!

11/12/16 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, Hubspot, inbound marketing, pipeline management, Sales Process Design, crm, INBOUND Conference, INBOUND16, inbound leads, Lead Nurturing, sales follow up, Alignment, hubspot crm, Sales Management, INBOUND17

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I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Hubspots inbound conference for the last 4 years. There’s no doubt that hubspot has played a pivotal role in the way we look to generate leads. The entire inbound movement has really taken off and for us and our clients, it has proven to be a great way to generate leads as you can drive prospects to your business or website as a result of your content marketing efforts. So how does it really tie into sales? For starters, check out this video intro from last week at INBOUND…

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Using Sales Cadence to Optimize Your Efforts

9/22/16 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Process Design, SDR, cadence, crm, sales follow up, hubspot crm, sales issues, salesloft, sales sequence

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One of the most important ways to keep your sales development reps (SDRs) focused on growing their pipeline is by using a sales cadence. Now, if you are not familiar with this term it simply means a defined schedule indicating when reps should reach out to the prospects that they are pursuing. Every sales organization has a slightly different approach depending on the tactics they are using but a typical cadence may include calls, emails, social media activities, webinars, or all of the above. The important thing is that a cadence exists. Defining your sales cadence and sharing it gives sales managers and executives a certain level of comfort knowing that the SDRs are taking the necessary steps to accelerate leads through the buying process.

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Top 5 Sales Issues to Address Before December 31st

7/1/16 12:00 AM / by David Fletcher posted in Sales Development, Sales Enablement, sales process, hubspot crm, sales issues, sales rep turnover, trusted advisor

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I know it’s hard to believe but we are already halfway through the calendar year! If you are like most sales organizations, the end of the second-quarter marks a huge benchmark for measuring your progress from the beginning of the year. This is when you begin to realize whether or not you are on track to hit your annual projections and goals.

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