Carrie Simpson

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Carrie Simpson is the founder of Managed Sales Pros, a lead generation firm dedicated to providing new business opportunities for MSPs. Carrie teaches IT firms how to build, manage, and grow their sales pipelines. You can follow Carrie on Twitter @sales_pros and connect with her on LinkedIn. 

Overcoming human roadblocks in the MSP sales process

Overcoming human roadblocks in the MSP sales process

The problem with most defined and structured sales processes isn’t really a problem, it’s just a fact of life: people cannot be relied upon to behave in ways that are predictable or rational.

/ November 16, 2018
Carrie Simpson: MSP sales and marketing; a little process goes a long way

Carrie Simpson: MSP sales and marketing; a little process goes a long way

All too often, communication between sales and marketing fails — which can lead to missed opportunities. Then the debate begins, are the leads bad or is the rep unskilled? Maybe neither, maybe both. In either case, a defined process and...

/ September 24, 2018
outbound stack
Carrie Simpson: The Myth of the Outbound Stack

Carrie Simpson: The Myth of the Outbound Stack

Many companies are now spending thousands per sales rep per month on complicated technology sales prospecting “stacks.” That’s fine, if that’s where you want to invest your sales and marketing spend. But, at $1,000 per seat per month with my current...

/ July 23, 2018
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Carrie Simpson: Creating long-term prospecting success

Carrie Simpson: Creating long-term prospecting success

If you had asked some our very first customers three or six months into their first campaign with us at Managed Sales Pros, many of them would have declared their programs a failure. Zero deals closed. Many of them left...

/ May 21, 2018
Thought leadership
Carrie Simpson: Thought leadership prospecting the right way

Carrie Simpson: Thought leadership prospecting the right way

Thought leadership prospecting combines personalized interactions with automated marketing touches. It uses carefully curated content and intelligent one-on-one discussions to begin and nurture relationships with qualified prospects. The good news is that you can start thought leadership prospecting using the...

/ April 18, 2018 / 3 Comments
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Carrie Simpson: Land grab sales – It’s happening now!

Carrie Simpson: Land grab sales – It’s happening now!

There are two types of prospecting campaigns. The first type of campaign is called a “displacement campaign.” It’s the type of campaign you plan and execute when most of your prospects are already using a competitor. The second type of prospecting...

/ March 26, 2018
lead scoring
Sales Prospecting: Lead Scoring for MSPs

Sales Prospecting: Lead Scoring for MSPs

Many MSP business owners are still the primary business developers, deal closers, and technical support leads for their growing companies. As the MSP grows, the owner gets pulled in a dozen different directions. I like to describe this as having...

/ February 21, 2018 / 1 Comment
hiring a telemarketer
Carrie Simpson: What to look for when hiring a telemarketer for your MSP

Carrie Simpson: What to look for when hiring a telemarketer for your MSP

When hiring a telemarketer for your MSP, you have to choose between recruiting two different types of candidates. You can hire an experienced caller or someone who’s brand new to calling. At first glance, hiring an experienced caller appears to have...

/ October 10, 2017
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Carrie Simpson: Using events to create better prospecting results

Carrie Simpson: Using events to create better prospecting results

Telephone prospecting is an effective way to generate new sales leads. For an average prospector, one out of every 200 calls results in an appointment, and for most average companies, one out of every three appointments leads to a new...

/ August 9, 2017
Carrie Simpson: How to use WannaCry to sell your MSP Services

Carrie Simpson: How to use WannaCry to sell your MSP Services

Aren’t you tired of seeing every second post on LinkedIn being about how none of so-and-so’s clients got hit with WannaCry ransomware and how so-and-so can help protect from it? Are you bored of reading about it by now? I...

/ May 24, 2017