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Revive the Spirit in Entrepreneurial Spirit

By | Business Deals, Link Recommendations, Sales Development | No Comments

Let’s talk about being hungry. You want this. You want to be successful. Grow your company. Close that deal. Are you motivated? Yes. Inspired? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, some days are better than others. Many entrepreneurs work so hard for so long, soon the “spirit” part of their entrepreneurial spirit is gone. In order to keep it real, sometimes you need a break. A breather. Renew the sense of purpose with which you started this endeavor. Even taking the smallest moment to get re-energized will help you bring more to the table in your conversations, partnerships and strategy.

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Sales Should Not Be a Dirty Word

By | Business Development Strategy, Business Development Tactics, Link Recommendations, Sales Development, Sales Tips | 2 Comments

Not all sales people are scum of the earth. They do the work for businesses to thrive, create jobs, build connections and grow. So, if you’re in sales (or whatever you do), don’t be evil. And if you’re not in sales, please don’t be too quick to judge. There are a lot of sales professionals out there doing great work!

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Searching for Business Development Tactics

By | Business Development Strategy, Case Studies, Link Recommendations, Social Media for Businesses | No Comments

Recently all of you out in the blogosphere have been finding us via the search term “business development tactics.” Curiosity hasn’t killed this cat yet, so I did my own search to see how we stack up against the competition.

I’m happy to report, you have a lot of good options out there. Surprisingly relevant information.

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How a Purple Cow Affects Whale Hunting

By | Business Deals, Business Development Strategy, Case Studies, Link Recommendations, Sales Process, Social Media for Businesses | No Comments

At the start each consulting engagement, the first piece of our process covered with clients is called the Brand Promise Audit. The goal of the exercise is to determine what parts of your brand promise are truly unique. We often find that the majority of brand promises fall into average or above average categories.

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The Data Supporting Laser-Focused Goals

By | Business Deals, Business Development Strategy, Case Studies, Link Recommendations, Small Business Advice, Small Business Growth | 2 Comments

I’ve always loved this quote by Jim Collins, “If you have more than 3 priorities then you don’t have any.”

For today’s small business owners, it’s more important than ever. How many hats do you wear? Too often the day-to-day of small business gets in the way of big strategic moves. I bet you could use a little more simplicity. The Whale Hunters Process™ is all about defined goals, roles, and outcomes. We teach companies how to create a clear plan for business development. Why is clarity so important?

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Technology To Look Big, Act Big

By | Business Development Strategy, Link Recommendations, Small Business Advice | 4 Comments

Many small businesses need to look bigger and act bigger in order to secure whale-sized business. Whales prospects are afraid of doing deals with businesses that look like a Mom and Pop shop. Is this you? Solopreneurs and small businesses now have the advantages of technology to make them look and act bigger in order to win the bigger sales. (Being more efficient and eco-friendly can’t hurt either).

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