Innovation Insights

The B2B Business Growth Blog

Innovation Insights explores the impact of new and emerging concepts in sales, marketing, strategy and leadership for CEOs of growth-driven business-to-business companies.

Business Growth Strategies: Your Brand’s a Mess, But Your Logo's Fine

logo_design_workbookThe competitive marketplace is as challenging as ever, and many CEOs are looking for new ideas and insights that can help them catapult their company to success in an increasingly demanding environment. Among the options many consider is to pursue a corporate rebranding.

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Tags: branding, brand strategy, Focus Area: Strategy, business strategy, business execution, customer relationship management, Business Growth Series, customer experience

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Immigration Law

leading resources in immigration lawGlobal customers, investors and workforces require competitive enterprises to understand and adapt to the complexities and nuances of international policy. For U.S. companies, one major area of consideration is immigration law, and its impact on potential investors, owners, employees and partners. We sat down with attorneys Tom Fadoul, Jr., a principal with Offit Kurman and Michael Lin a partner with Braverman & Lin, both of whom are recognized in the field, to discuss the essentials of immigration law for CEOs:

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, b2b, international business, business growth strategy, CEO Knowledge Series, employment law, talent, immigration law

Business Growth Strategies: It’s Time to Revisit the Lowly Checklist

pilot_with_checklist.jpgIn his groundbreaking, impeccably researched book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Atul Gawande thoroughly examines and uncovers the enormous strategic value of the lowly checklist. The author, an award-winning surgeon and health policy researcher at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, convincingly demonstrates that strict, precise, intensive adherence to detailed procedures is often the literal difference between life and death. 

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, business strategy, business execution, business growth strategy, Business Growth Series, Chief Operating Officer, operations, checklist, quality management

Contact Data Quality: The Hidden Crisis in Your CRM System

sales_person_at_laptop_2According to industry analysis, as many as 63% of all Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system implementations fail. One reason for this is that salespeople often feel that the CRM system is being primarily installed simply to track and report on their activities, rather then being provided to offer value-added information or resources that can improve their success.

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Tags: sales process, CRM, Focus Area: Sales, customer relationship management, data quality, sales execution, contact management

Grow vs. Go: The Critical Question for Boomer Business Owners

boomer_business_owner.jpgIf you’re between the ages of 51 and 71 right now, congratulations - you’re a member of the Baby Boomer generation. And if the title on your business card says CEO, President, Owner, Principal or Senior Partner, congratulations - you’re a BBO…a Boomer Business Owner. BBOs own nearly 70% of all businesses with employees, which totals nearly 4 million enterprises in the United States.

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, b2b, exit strategy, exit planning, business growth strategy, baby boomer, retirement planning, business valuation

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