We all know that B2B sales are getting tougher and one of the key reasons is the continuing growth of the number of people involved in the buying process. We’ve gone from focusing on a C Suite decision maker to engaging and understanding a prospect committee. They’re now referred to as the buyer team and are part of a consensus decision-making process.
Vendors that do not recognize the “value gap” may see a looming problem in 2018 as market conditions continue to change. What is the gap?
The central challenge of a prospect realizing value from technology investments stems from the vendor’s misaligned goals and incentives of selling it that way. A vendor’s unsubstantiated value can evaporate a provider’s status as a trusted resource or partner very quickly.
After sales has done months or quarters of laborious, time-consuming work in researching a new account, crafting their best emails and value props, prospecting via social and networking, accessing and engaging with buyers and committees, and delivering their proposal - they still need to close and on time.
SDM supports all sales training models, especially the ones that predominately service small to mid-sized companies. There are literally hundreds of flavors, some with long, often cumbersome programs that span over weeks or months, some that deliver for 10 Sales Reps to 100’s, and some that focus only onone skill set