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.

How Do I Choose the Right Software for Sales, Marketing and Business Growth?

business_growth_technologyOne of the most critical decisions you can make as a CEO is to select and commit to a technology platform that supports the growth objectives of your business. Many companies try to grow without a consistent set of tools in place to support that growth. However, the sheer complexity of sustaining growth results in a whole new range of problems: ignored leads, missed opportunities and confused priorities. On the other hand, selecting systems without a common strategy and integrated approach will result in many of the same problems. With these risks in mind, how do you choose the right tools for the job?
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Tags: CRM, Focus Area: Strategy, business software, marketing automation, customer relationship management, salesforce.com, hubspot, business growth strategy, sales effectiveness, CEO Answers Series, email marketing, stages of growth

How to Drive B2B Social Selling with Data.com & LinkedIn for Salesforce

b2b-social-selling-salesforce-linkedinFor many business-to-business (B2B) companies, social selling is a concept that is much discussed, largely misunderstood and rarely put into meaningful practice. Thanks to the proliferation of social media platforms and the confluence of radical changes in the sales and marketing environment today, many B2B sales teams are feeling genuinely overwhelmed when it comes to how they should approach the marketplace.
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Tags: CRM, sales performance, sales training, Focus Area: Sales, marketing automation, social selling, revenue generation, linkedin, salesforce.com

4 B2B Business Growth Strategies that CEOs Can Implement Today

b2b_growth_strategies_for_ceosDriving growth: It seems like the obvious priority for every business, but in reality it often becomes a vanishingly remote possibility in the midst of the daily demands of running a company. As long as the sky isn’t falling and most of your current customers remain for now, it may seem impossible to get around to making changes that could actually fuel significant new growth. Here are 4 strategies that you, as a CEO, can implement today to get over this hurdle and start growing again:

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Tags: content marketing, CRM, Focus Area: Strategy, marketing automation, change management, business strategy, b2b business growth, selecting a business consultant, competitive differentiation, market positioning, social selling

How Business Growth Consultants Bring Fortune 500 Thinking to Midmarket CEOs

fortune_500_concepts_from_b2b_business_growth_consultantsAs the CEO of a growth-stage or midmarket B2B enterprise, you are always looking for opportunities to improve the company and achieve better business results. But whether your business is a $5M specialized architectural firm or a $45M industrial products manufacturer, one thing seems for sure: There are some competitive advantages and strategies that Fortune 500 companies can use, which are probably not scalable or practical for smaller companies…or at least, that’s the common wisdom. As it turns out, there is more value you can gain from the strategies used by large companies than you may think.

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Tags: brand strategy, CRM, Focus Area: Strategy, marketing automation, business strategy, b2b business growth, business execution, business consulting, social selling, market disruption, corporate university, innovation lab

How Hubspot-Salesforce Integration Supercharges B2B Business Growth

salesforce_hubspot_integrationPerhaps you've been wondering if the business process benefits of ERP software would ever reach the sales and marketing side of the enterprise, so that you can better drive business growth. Well, I'm pleased to inform you that the future has arrived.
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Tags: CRM, sales performance, Focus Area: Marketing, inbound marketing, business software, marketing automation

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