John Beveridge

  • The Anatomy Of The Professional Services Sales Funnel

    For many professional services businesses, sales is a hit-or-miss proposition. Many do great work for customers, which results in referrals and cross-sell opportunities. Building sales opportunities with businesses that don't already know you is a different story. Most SMB professional services firms don't have dedicated sales professionals; practitioners bring in new busines ...

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  • What Is Sales Enablement And Why Should You Care?

    I've got some news for you that may be a bit surprising - you will never sell anything to your prospects and customers. The reality is that your prospects and customers buy from you and "selling" them will have little to no impact on whether or not they buy from you. Sales enablement is a series of actions you take that make it easy for people to buy from you.

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  • My Take On Conventional Business Wisdom For SMB

    If you're like me, you spend a bit of time everyday on LinkedIn and other places checking out what your peers have to say. Ocassionally I see something that catches my eye and click through to read the article. Most of the time, I get something out of the articles I read. Other times, I shake my head in wonder.

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  • How To Use Marketing Analytics To Sell Way Better

    One of the benefits of sales and marketing technology is that you can measure just about everything you do. Whether it's email open rates, website visits or conversion rates, you can measure it. Just because you can measure it doesn't mean you should. The best thing you can do to use marketing analytics to sell way better is to measure the right things.

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  • Is DIFM Part Of Your Professional Services Marketing Strategy?

    In an April 2015 TechCrunch article, venture capitalist Arthur Lee wrote about Why Do It For Me (DIFM) Is The Next Big Thing. I highly recommend you read the article, it describes a new trend in the business world that has relevance for everyone. What is DIFM? Bear with me as I paint a picture of what DIFM is and why Arthur Lee talks about a DIFM revolution.

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  • Your Professional Services Lead Generation Tactics Must Change

    One of the most striking statistics in DemandGen's 2017 Demand Generation Survey was that 31% of respondents said they expected between 26% and 50% of their annual revenue to be attributable to marketing-sourced leads. What's even more striking to me is that 69% of respondents are still relying on their sales professionals to generate the majority of their leads.

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  • The Importance of Doing Things Right

    I've been a fan of Rod Stewart since he sang about Italian girls and fastback, mid-engine Porsches back in 1972. When my wife asked me if I wanted to see him at the Jiffy Lube Live venue in suburban Washington, DC, it didn't take me long to say yes. The date finally rolled around this Wednesday and Sir Rod blew me away with his show. It wasn't just the music, which was incredible.

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  • Are Buyer Personas Relevant In A Challenging Economic Environment?

    This article was originally published in January 2014 but has been totally updated to reflect current market trends and conditions. I don't have the answer to this question, but I'll pose it nonetheless: how relevant are buyer personas in today's challenging economic environment? This is a vast oversimplification of a complicated topic, but buyer personas are composite demogra ...

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  • The 5 Essential Metrics To Measure Marketing ROI | New eBook

    You've probably gotten advice in your life about picking the low-hanging fruit. But how can you tell where the low-hanging fruit is and how to pick it? In the context of technology companies, how can you tell if your marketing is generating a sufficient return? For those concerned with managing the bottom line, there are 5 fundamental marketing metrics that can tell you the f ...

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  • 3 Surprising Ways to Use Inbound Marketing (and 1 Old Standby)

    Inbound marketing has become the primary marketing mode for technology companies and professional services firms. In the 2016 HubSpot State of Inbound Report, 73% of survey respondents identified inbound as their primary approach to marketing. This is a reflection of how business buy products and services today - according to Google, 90% of B2B researchers who are online use ...

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About the author

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  • John Beveridge
  • Founder of Rapidan Strategies, Inbound Marketing and Social Media Consultant, Social Media Today Contributor, Vice Chair - NVTC Sales and BD Committee
  • 111 posts by John Beveridge
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