Tag: Sales Tips

Turn emotions into your sales compass

Turn emotions into your sales compass

Like it or not, business is emotional. Even in the MSP space, where so much of the work is technical and automated, the human side of business always leads to some level of personal involvement. We care about our work,...

/ July 15, 2019
The three things MSP buyers are looking for that are not “low price”

The three things MSP buyers are looking for that are not “low price”

At Boot Camp, I shared the research I’d compiled on what clients want from their IT provider. This research was based on examining the responses to a testimonial request e-mail we have our MSP clients send to their best clients....

/ May 30, 2019
Buy or die – long term prospecting

Buy or die – long term prospecting

Recently, Managed Sales Pros has closed two new clients. What’s special about these engagements?  Nothing, except that we’ve been pursuing both clients for around four years. The value of those clients totaled about 42,000 in MRR. A decent win, that...

/ May 24, 2019 / 1 Comment
Lessons from a prospect

Lessons from a prospect

Working in the MSP space, we’re well-acquainted with strange technical issues. Whenever we’re dealing with users, we’ll occasionally receive baffling complaints or inquiries. During one of our recent sales team meetings, John Pojeta, our VP of Business Development, told an...

/ May 20, 2019
Growth Hacking for MSPs: Marketing Automation

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Marketing Automation

There is a glaring lack of creativity and innovation in the way MSPs market their business. This statement is not to offend those who put out a conscious effort, but more to inspire those who do not. With all the great...

/ April 29, 2019
6 sales mistakes MSPs consistently make

6 sales mistakes MSPs consistently make

“Have you ever heard the phrase life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid?” One of my favorite talk show personalities, Bill Handle, asks listeners this often. In my early days of selling, I earned the highest degree in...

/ April 24, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can our sales team book more meetings?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can our sales team book more meetings?

Q: One of the largest challenges our sales team faces is booking meetings with potential customers. Any ideas on how we can overcome this hurdle? We know that reaching your prospects can be challenging. In fact, a recent Hubspot report...

/ January 21, 2019
Why you shouldn’t fear the word “No” when selling

Why you shouldn’t fear the word “No” when selling

The following is an example of a question that I get from MSPs FREQUENTLY: “Once I get the contact on the phone, say the CEO, he or she will usually say, ‘Yes, I got your information and passed it on...

/ December 28, 2018 / 1 Comment
Public speaking and selling basics for MSPs

Public speaking and selling basics for MSPs

Selling from the stage is one of the most potent revenue generation strategies that your MSP can embrace. Because many MSPs are engineering-types, there can be a great deal of reluctance in our industry to public speaking. Even for those...

/ October 22, 2018
Inside sales 101: ‘What do you mean there’s no script?’

Inside sales 101: ‘What do you mean there’s no script?’

We field a lot of questions about inside sales. With regard to inside sales, the top question I get asked is the following one: “Do you have an inside sales script?” Unfortunately, no, I don’t. In fact, nobody in the...

/ October 15, 2018