Skinned Knees – What An MBA Didn’t Teach You About Sales

The sales profession is challenging. You need to work hard at it to succeed. You need to learn from the best. You need to improve your skills continuously. If you think you can sell since you are a hit at parties and have a lot of friends, you may soon find that you are a failure as a salesperson. Blunt truth: 

because the sales profession is so hard, you have to focus on doing everything in sales very well, or you will be considered a failure.

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November 2022 Newsletter: Drive New Sales In Your Company

November 2022 Newsletter: Drive New Sales In Your Company

I hope you enjoy my November newsletter

I hope you enjoy my November newsletter

Published: Thu, 11/10/22


Sean O’Shaughnessey
CEO and President
New Sales Expert LLC
Sean@NewSales.Expert
513.348.8700

6561 Bluegrass Way
Mason OH 45040
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Presentation to FocusCFO meeting

Presentation to FocusCFO meeting

I was honored to present “The States of Sales in Small Businesses” at the annual meeting of FocusCFO. This presentation compiles data from the survey of thousands of business owners regarding their sales practices. Sadly, very few small businesses excel at sales, which is why they need to hire high-quality fractional Vice Presidents of Sales, like the services provided by New Sales Expert, LLC.

FocusCFO provides CFO services on a fractional basis, meaning clients get all the advantages of a full-time CFO on flexible and affordable terms, working under a recurring schedule that fits within their budget. With a CFO on the management team, the entrepreneur is free to focus on what they do best: building great products and services and growing revenue.

Small and mid-sized businesses benefit from FocusCFO’s industry-leading model.

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October Newsletter: Drive New Sales In Your Company

October Newsletter: Drive New Sales In Your Company

– I hope that you enjoy my October newsletter

I hope that you enjoy my October newsletter

Published: Tue, 10/11/22


Sean O’Shaughnessey
CEO and President
New Sales Expert LLC
Sean@NewSales.Expert
513.348.8700

6561 Bluegrass Way
Mason OH 45040
US


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Determining Your Company’s Sales Objectives Each Year

Determining Your Company’s Sales Objectives Each Year

As a company owner, one of the most important aspects of running a successful business is setting and achieving sales objectives. But how do you determine what those objectives should be? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you set realistic and achievable sales goals for your business.

Sales objectives are goals a company sets for its sales team to achieve over a certain period. These objectives can be anything from increasing revenue by a certain percentage to selling a certain number of products or services. Sales objectives should be set annually, but they can also be set for shorter periods such as quarters or months.

Let’s talk about the basic steps first.

  1. Define your overall goal.
  2. Break down your overall goal into smaller, more manageable goals.
  3. Create a timeline for each goal.
  4. Assign responsibility for each goal to a specific team member or department.
  5. Measure progress and revise objectives as needed.
  6. Celebrate accomplishments and learn from failures.
  7. Define your overall goal.

Sales goals are essential for any company regardless of size. They give you a target to aim for and help to motivate your sales team. Without a goal, getting complacent and falling into bad habits is easy.

It’s essential to clearly understand your company’s sales process before setting a goal. You need to know your closing rate, average deal size, and how many leads you need to generate to hit your target. Once you have this information, you can start to play around with different numbers to see what’s realistic.

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