Tips for new sales managers on how to prepare the initial visit to existing customers and how to strengthen and expand the relationship resiliently
B2B, B2C, B2B2C, B2G, … these abbreviations stand for different sales channels. I would like to add a new approach based on the experiences made in the last months: B2V – Business-to-Video. This is the appropriate description for the many video calls we have made with our customers recently. But how do you prepare yourself and your sales team for B2V? Here is my suggestion how to do it.
Purchasing decisions of B2B customers are more similar to those of private customers (B2C) than it may initially appear. It is not only objective criteria that count; subjective factors also play a role. These include whether the brand matches the positioning of the own company or whether the design and features are attractive. This article takes a look at the research and explains how – with the right data – it can be used to help you better understand the more personal elements behind your customers’ decisions. From this you can then form a value proposition that meets the deepest needs of your customers. After all, the customer should perceive the products and services of his supplier as unique and make his decision accordingly.
In this interview with the Interim Management Provider Bridge imp GmbH from Grünwald, I talk about RoIM – Return on Interim Management – and my motto “Resulting instead of Consulting”.
The management consultancy Gartner recognised early on that it is not enough to focus on the pure purchasing cycle. Since it is no longer enough to simply win orders, the focus must be on the entire customer life cycle. Here is a summary of the Gartner ideas from 2016.
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