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.

Driving B2B Sales Results through Sales Assessment

wp_blog_-_strategyfirst_sales_assessmentIn the business-to-business (B2B) environment, the strength of your sales team remains of paramount importance. Equally important, however, is the nature and depth of your sales strategy. As a CEO looking to achieve greater growth in your business, the first thing you want to know is how to improve sales, through a combination of a clear strategy and a strong team.
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Tags: Focus Area: Sales, CRM, sales assessment, sales performance, b2b business growth, revenue generation

CEO Profile with Rudy Burwell: Leadership and Business Excellence

rudy_burwellRudy Burwell is a visionary business and civic leader with a passion for excellence. As the President & CEO of the Burwell Group, he has developed a dynamic business model that has engaged his company in the technology, manufacturing and distribution fields. A key part of his strategy has involved working with Wendt Partners to develop new business growth models. We sat down with Rudy recently at the Tower Club of Tysons Corner for this interview.

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Tags: b2g, govcon, government contracting, Focus Area: Leadership, b2b, b2b business growth, competitive differentiation, manufacturing, supply chain, federal markets, business consulting, electronics, technology, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, market opportunity assessment, M&A, CEO Profile Series

7 Dirty Secrets about Inbound Marketing (They Won’t Tell You)

inbound_marketing_mike_volpe.jpgInbound marketing is one of the hottest concepts in business growth today. Built around a comprehensive vision for creating new customer relationships online, the idea behind inbound has evolved over the years but was largely evangelized and institutionalized thanks to Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, the co-founders of Hubspot.

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Tags: sales process, marketing strategy, CRM, Focus Area: Marketing, inbound marketing, lead nurturing, lead generation, b2b business growth, customer relationship management, hubspot

How Hubspot CRM is a Game Changer for B2B Business Growth

Hubspot_CRM_LogoThree weeks ago, marketing automation company Hubspot announced the launch of Hubspot CRM, a new customer relationship management (CRM) application that will be a fully integrated part of the Hubspot platform. Currently in public beta (present Hubspot customers and partners can request access) and soon to be fully launched, the Hubspot CRM product represents a new approach to sales relationship management.
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Tags: CRM, sales performance, sales training, Focus Area: Sales, lead generation, b2b business growth, customer relationship management, revenue generation, business development, customer experience

Business Growth Strategies: To Make the Most, Focus on the Least

ambulances_-_business_growth_strategyOne of the challenges many business owners face is that of deciding how they should go about making more money. The conventional wisdom that many business advisors and coaches give to their CEO clients is to look for every opportunity to generate greater profits. Unfortunately, this mindset is distracting and destructive to the success of your business.

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, exit strategy, operational efficiency, b2b business growth, strategic sale, business growth strategy, capital equipment, revenue and profit, CEO Growth Series

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