The Importance of Simplifying Complexity

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well - Albert Einstein As an entrepreneur, you are always selling…prospects, customers, employees, investors, partners, market influencers.  Always!!! But selling a new concept is tough enough and often the technology is complex enough to understand.  A great CEO will simplify this complexity as opposed to [...]

The Importance of Simplifying Complexity2018-07-31T14:58:20+00:00

Buyers Fear Change and They Hate Risk

Many entrepreneurs want to disrupt their markets.  They want to revolutionize their industries. They want to provide a radical change in the way a problem is solved.  They believe that the market will rush to their wonderful and new solution.  But there is one major problem.  People often fear change and they hate risk.  And [...]

Buyers Fear Change and They Hate Risk2017-07-16T13:36:06+00:00

Effective Product Launch

Launching your product is, arguably, the most important function you will undertake with your company.  It can mean the difference between success and failure, or, at least, between immediate success and deferred success.  Many entrepreneurial CEOs struggle with the product launch process.  They tend to be inexperienced in the marketing function and, therefore, focus on [...]

Effective Product Launch2017-07-03T12:30:45+00:00

Things That Frustrate CEOs About Sales (and Marketing)

Many entrepreneurial CEOs are frustrated by sales (or the lack thereof). And, once they hire a sales resource are often frustrated even more by sales, or lack thereof. Often, these entrepreneurial CEOs come from the product side and do not have sales or sales management experience. This makes it even more challenging and more frustrating. [...]

Things That Frustrate CEOs About Sales (and Marketing)2018-02-09T11:12:41+00:00

The Product Demonstration

Most organizations rely heavily on the product demonstration to make their case in sales situations. But many organizations treat a product demonstration like a training session versus a true product demonstration.  They often do not understand the fundamentals of how to demonstrate a product and what a prospective customer is looking for in a product [...]

The Product Demonstration2017-06-20T19:42:59+00:00

The Value Proposition

It sounds simple, right?  What is your value proposition?  Yet most companies struggle with this simple concept and can’t properly and easily articulate the value that they provide in a way that it is easily understood by their market. Every company needs a compelling value proposition.  This helps your market understand the value that you will provide [...]

The Value Proposition2017-06-20T19:47:50+00:00

Metrics That Drive Your Business

SaaS organizations should strive to be metrics driven.  They should want to understand these metrics and manage their businesses to them.  But there are many metrics to consider…and all are important.  There are valuation metrics, sales metrics, marketing metrics and pure financial metrics.  There are, at least, 30 key metrics that SaaS companies should use [...]

Metrics That Drive Your Business2017-06-20T19:47:59+00:00

Questions That Drive Strategy – How Will You Win in Your Market?

Having a strategy (how you are going to win in your market) is critical to business success.  Many people struggle with their strategy and often don’t even know where to begin.  The wrong thing to do is to begin by trying to write a strategy. Building a strategy for your business begins with questions that [...]

Questions That Drive Strategy – How Will You Win in Your Market?2017-06-20T19:48:29+00:00

The Partner Portal

Many organizations wish to have other organizations (partners) sell their product for them. When trying to establish sales or distribution partnerships, it is important to remember that the distribution partner’s sales organization needs the same care and feeding as your own sales organization.  The big differences are that you do not have constant access to [...]

The Partner Portal2018-06-03T14:29:22+00:00