Strategic Sales Planning

Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead To Fail Early

Many times we make big plans and execute a marketing campaign before we have tested our strategy. Planning is cheap. Doing is expensive.

Test your ideas on a small scale first. If it works, do it larger.

Effective marketing is a result of trial and error. Minimize the cost of your errors by doing them in small tests first until you find the most effective approach. Then go after your goal with increased enthusiasm. The more small failures you have, the greater your odds of succeeding big.

Seth Godin says: “Get it right for ten people before you rush around scaling up to a thousand.”

That Sales Guy says: “Ask frequently and adjust.”

 
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By: Howard Howell

 
Howard is an Internet Sales Consultant. He speaks professionally about Web Marketing and Sensible Selling from an experienced entrepreneur’s viewpoint. He also provides individual coaching, group training, and web marketing consulting services. Contact him now.
Published On: July 21, 2010  |   Updated On: July 25, 2010
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