In the dynamic landscape of business, a robust account management (customer success) function plays a pivotal role in ensuring client satisfaction and fostering loyalty. However, it’s crucial to be aware of five undeniable warning signs that your current account management approach may be falling short. 1. Declining customer satisfaction If you notice a decrease in … Read More
Sharon Stanley Consulting
I have a sales team; do I really need account managers too?
So, you’re wondering whether you need an account management team when you already have a sales team? The answer is yes – if you are a business that sells products or services to other businesses and relies on long-term customer relationships. Then account management is essential for success. Sales teams are primarily focused on acquiring new … Read More
Revisiting Fundamentals: What is Account Management?
As a business owner/leader you’ll be no stranger to the importance of sales – it’s what brings in revenue and drives growth. However, there’s another aspect of business that shouldn’t be overlooked either – account management. In fact, good account management can be the difference between a one-time sale and a lifelong client. So, what … Read More
New Coaching Program – Transition to Account Management
New Year, new goals – for your clients. Add this to your to-do list.
It’s January. Do you hear that sound? It’s the New Year chorus, a two-word refrain, ‘Goal Setting.’ Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of setting goals, it’s something I coach my clients on and pursue myself. And I’ve written a few posts on the subject of setting and achieving goals in the past. … Read More
We can’t ‘change’ habits, but we can build better ones.
When we reflect on our performance it’s common to identify habits we’d like to change. The bad news is, because our brain likes to hardwire everything it can, it’s almost impossible to ‘change’ a habit. However the good news is, it’s relatively easy to create new wiring and thus build positive habits that eventually take … Read More
8 ideas to rekindle the passion for your business
1. Take time out to truly reflect on why you started your business. Are you being true to that initial vision? If not, are you off track and need to reassess and work out how to get back on course? Or is it time to take a new path? Perhaps your values and purpose have … Read More
What is a coach? And why would a business owner want one?
Owning, or starting, your own business is exciting. You get to be the boss, call the shots, build and develop a team, and turn your ideas into products and services. It can also be daunting and lonely. Who helps you stay clear on your goals, the ones that got you into business in the first … Read More
What do biases have to do with sales?
Decision making biases and filters Believing that prospects or clients think the same way, make decisions using the same criteria or are motivated by the same things as we are, is a default thinking filter for many of us. But no two brains, or life experiences are the same. Which is why people think through … Read More
3 questions to ask when qualifying a sales lead
There is a cost to acquiring new customers. Every proposal or request for tender/information you, your team, or your outsourced bid writer completes takes time, effort and money. Knowing your Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), enables you to determine the return on investment of those efforts to grow your client base. It’s calculated by adding up … Read More