Is 6.7% High Growth?

74% of Canadian companies want to achieve high growth, according to the Canadian Sales Growth Report from CPSA. High growth is classified as growing by more than 6.7% per year. In my experience, this is not high sales growth. When we work with sales teams, we want to...

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Are You In Canada’s 74% of High Growth Companies?

There are 1.2 million sales professionals in Canada today – that’s 6.6% of the total Canadian workforce. With so many Canadians working in sales, it’s a wonder that this significant portion of the economy is often overlooked – but not anymore. The Canadian Government...

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Are You Prepared for 2020?

2020 is to be the year of changing sales and buying demographics. Why? Retiring baby boomers. Approximately fifty percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by the year 2020. Because many sales teams are composed largely of sales professionals aged 55...

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7 Ideas For Writing Better Prospecting Emails

Are you frustrated by writing sales emails that don't get a good response? Either you're not getting many replies (cue the crickets) or your emails don't move the sales process forward much. (Cue the snails!) Well, there's good news – there are strategies that can...

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Consultative Conversations Work

Consultative selling is an approach that focuses on creating value and trust with your customer and exploring their needs before offering a solution. And this sales team managed to grow their business by 25% by moving from the traditional model of just selling to...

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Referrals Are Not Asking For Favours

Even though I knew referrals were a strong source of growing business, I’ll admit I was hesitant to ask my clients for a referral because I felt it was asking for a favour. During the past year, I started asking for referrals. When I completed the analysis of our new...

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