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Solution Selling into Enterprise Accounts

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Whitewater rafting. It’s kind of a Colorado thing – like Subarus, Tevas, and dogs. That crazy pin-balling off boulders, both seen and unseen, as you hurtle downriver tossed about by ever-changing rapids, rises, and drops, can leave you wondering how you’ll ever make it to the takeout.

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The Four Perils of Denial

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It’s commonly said that business-to-business (B2B) companies have a similar marketing challenge to those in consumer (B2C) categories. After all, they say, it’s still ‘people’ making decisions. That’s only partially true.

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Success Journeys

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How Win-Loss Analysis leverages success ~ We hear so much about the customer journey. Mapping this journey becomes the centerpiece of the marketing effort, aimed at reaching, nurturing and delivering the customers who score appropriately to the sales effort.

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The Culture of Agility

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How agile leadership depends on customer voices ~
You may wonder if this is yet another rant about Win-Loss Analysis. Well, it is – sort of. To take a 50,000-foot view, there are two camps: one that believes Win-Loss Analysis is un-necessary and another that sees it as a vital component to a marketing and sales organization. The true believers are already doing it, and hopefully reaping the results; the nay-sayers are doing their best to succeed without it.

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Establishing a Win Loss Program

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Many companies are thinking strategically about their “Win-rate” and how to improve it. Once a concern only for Enterprise companies, now SMB firms are exploring the benefits of a Win-Loss Analysis program.

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Real Criteria for Evaluating Lost Sales

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As a specialist in Win-Loss Analysis , I get a front row seat to some really interesting developments out on the playing field where solution-providers compete. I get to see a lot of stellar performance that is usually rewarded, and some frankly silly nonsense that makes you wonder who is minding the store.