[This article is part of a multi-blog series on how to build a high velocity sales team. View Part 1 here. To the view the original 5-part webinar training series on how to build a high velocity sales team, conducted by Ken Krogue, click here.] According to research conducted by InfoUSA in May 2009, inside sales is growing…Read More
There’s been a lot of talk ever since our 2009 InfoUSA study revealed that the inside sales industry was projected to grow at 7.5% per year over the next five years, while outside sales industry jobs is stagnating at 0.5% growth.
bNet Business’s Geoffrey James even sounded off on the topic, questioning the reasons behind the slow obsolescence of outside sales when the sales process and buying cycle have become even more “touch” intensive and complex.
In my mind, however, the trend is significant, but hardly inexplicable. The Web has made one of sales’ primary functions—distributing information to prospects—a much different activity than before. Even for complex purchases, there’s a wealth of information about available products and services, and the average prospect has significantly less of a need to rely on a sales rep to provide actionable information . . . .Read More
Five years and four months ago on Monday I officially started working at XANT. Actually it was called Sales Team Automation at the time. We were still a few weeks away from buying the XANT domain from a guy who needed money just before Christmas in 2004. We paid three thousand dollars. Now it is…Read More