How to Identify Sales Opportunities & Maximize Prospecting Success

Generally speaking, most business models rely pretty heavily on new business for long-term growth. And as a sales executive, there is often a lot of pressure to build an effective pipeline of new sales opportunities in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. Of course, as is the case with all things business development, more often than not, all of this is easier said than done. Fortunately, in this new digital age, there are a number of ways to generate leads and quickly identify the most profitable sales opportunities. 1. Mobile Lead Generation Smartphones, tablets and wearable technologies are changing the way consumers digest information and spend money. When you consider the fact that roughly 50 percent of overall web traffic is now coming from mobile users, it’s safe to say that qualified sales opportunities can be derived from mobile marketing campaigns. People are getting more comfortable making online purchases and filling out lead-gen forms through mobile devices, which means you could be missing out on countless sales opportunities if you aren’t investing in mobile. 2. Data Analytics There is a wealth of data available on the Internet, especially as it relates to prospects and their purchase journey. This is especially true of social media platforms, where you can see the ideas and topics that resonate most with target audiences. Big data (and even small data) can also be gathered from prospecting tools that provide sales intelligence on the prospects you’re looking to reach. Whether you gather it manually from social media or you use a sales intelligence tool, data analytics can help you more efficiently identify the most profitable sales opportunities for your business. 3. Online Prospecting Tools...
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