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.

Here’s a Quick Litmus Test to Evaluate Your Company’s Readiness for Growth

business_card_walletIn order to effectively develop a business growth strategy for your business-to-business (B2B) company, you must begin with a thorough assessment. After all, you need to understand your present growth capacity before you make plans that rely on a healthy ability to execute.

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Tags: CRM, Focus Area: Strategy, customer relationship management, revenue generation, business growth strategy

Good, Better, Best: How to Choose the Right B2B Digital Strategy

Good-Better-Best.jpgAs you develop your company's approach to business growth, one of your top priorities will be to select an effective digital strategy. Digital innovation has dropped the cost of content publishing to essentially zero. At the same time, digital execution has become far more technically complex than the traditional processes it has largely replaced.

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Tags: content marketing, CRM, Focus Area: Strategy, inbound marketing, customer relationship management, hubspot, digital strategy, integrated inbound

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

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

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

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