Go To Market Strategy
Guest Post: When "Astro" Teller, Thought Leadership, and The Challenger Sale collide?
I don't often feature guest blog posts, but lately, I've been meeting amazingly talented leaders that I've changed my mind. Here is an article that will get you thinking from Valerie Cobb, fractional Chief Revenue Officer and the host of The Revenue Maze Podcast. If you haven't subscribed to it yet, I do recommend you subscribe today. And thanks for the plug Valerie!
And Valerie Cobb says...
What happens when thought leadership, the former chairman and CEO of Google, Eric “Astro” Teller, and B…
Scale Your Business Better: The GROWTH Stage
The goal of this stage is to be ready to scale and build a much bigger business. In this stage, your focus is on building a scalable infrastructure to improve your selling as well as how you deliver the products and services that you offer--customer experience.
You'll be focused on questions like:
- How can I make this more efficient?
- Is there a way that could be easier for me to do this?
- How can I make fewer sacrifices (money, time, or energy) to complete this task?
Efficiency may sound …
Scale Your Business Better: The LAUNCH Stage
A better name for this stage would be “AHHH THERE’S ANOTHER FIRE”. You don’t know what you don’t know about your product, service, or market, yet.
This stage is all about identifying the actual problem that your product or service is intended to solve as well as the actual audience that is willing to pay for it. This is a reactive stage mainly focused on lead generation. All questions that need to be answered will fall into one of two categories:
- Are you creating a solution that fits the mar…
Scale Your Business Better: 3-Stages You Need to Know
What does it mean to scale your business?
How is it different from growing your business?
Is scaling the same for all businesses?
These seemingly common questions have very different answers. Growth and scaling are often talked about as if they were one and the same. But they're not and it's important to know the difference.
Scaling is about increasing revenue without incurring significant costs. The intention is that as revenue grows, expenses only increase incrementally. When an organizatio…
It's Time to Abandon the Sales Funnel. Scale Your Brand with a RevOps Flywheel.
The sales funnel is dead—well at least it should be. Yes, many companies love them, but the reality is, that building your brand with a lead funnel approach is a lot like a dog chasing its tail. It requires a lot of energy, for short-term results. The second you stop, the momentum stops, and you’re left feeling unstable and dizzy. If that isn’t enough, according to Forrester, less than one percent of the leads that come out of the bottom of that funnel will be loyal clients. That’s a lot of time…
The Fundamentals of an Effective Go-To-Market Strategy Improved
Go-To-Market ensures that what you’re selling is what you’re delivering and that it always works for you. It focuses on brand experience from prospects through repeat clients and processes between marketing, sales, and client experience. Go-To-Market is about the entire revenue stream and creating high-performance revenue teams or RevOps.
Ok, now that you know what Go-To-Market is about and the results it seeks to achieve, let’s talk about how it accomplishes this. A successful Go-To-Market Str…
Effectively Boost the Success of Your Go-To-Market Strategy with RevOps
A successful Go-to-Market Strategy unifies and streamlines the brand experience between a potential client through a repeat client and the processes between marketing, sales, and customer experience so well together that you can't tell where the one starts and the other stops.
It’s a practical path for creating alignment to go from launch to transform without losing momentum and stalling out somewhere along the way. A Go-to-Market Strategy is a foundation for building high-performing teams to s…
The Fickle Importance of Art and Creativity in a Scaling Business
The definition of art is the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
I like that last part, "more than ordinary significance". To me, art is the ability to see or do something beyond what is considered normal and, it often elicits an emotional response of some type.
In our culture, art is often associated with a fine art like painting, drawing, music, or acting. In business, it's often…
Define Who You Actually Are and the Value You Really Provide for Success
Sometimes even the experts need experts. Over the last 20 plus years, I’ve noticed that there are two types of leaders—the ones who are willing to ask for help and actively practice personal and professional development, and those that believe that they must always appear to know everything.
A few years ago, I heard someone say, “if you can’t do for yourself what you do for clients, you’re an imposter.” This briefly caught me off guard, but after some consideration, I realized that this person …
Integrity is Really Useful and Important to Your Brand
A quick search on LinkedIn reveals that “integrity” is mostly associated with product launches or cancelations and job changes. There are a few posts that reference an organization’s core values. A quick search engine search reveals the definition, of course, and a series of self-help articles about how to identify someone ‘with’ it. So apparently integrity is a thing that you can acquire. Hmmm…