Door Opening

What is Business Development?

What is Business Development?

Next time you’re in a room full of business owners, try asking ten of them to define business development. Chances are, you’ll get ten different answers. Some might use the term interchangeably with “marketing,” while others think of business development as whatever...

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When Your Solution Is Not the Right Fit

When Your Solution Is Not the Right Fit

Picture this: you’re meeting with your dream prospect. It’s the meeting which took months to land, the one which could lead you to make your challenging sales goals this year. As the conversation progresses and the prospect shares more about what he needs, you start...

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Relationships Can’t Be Forced

Relationships Can’t Be Forced

Too often salespeople skip relationship building to try to close deals faster. In doing so they risk losing sales to competitors willing to put in the time to create relationships. Before blaming sellers for sloppy salesmanship, look at management to see if anything...

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The 5 Planks of Door Opening Success

The 5 Planks of Door Opening Success

The perfect pipeline includes a consistent incoming flow of new prospect relationships with the exact right decision makers. Most business leaders and sellers say they can close sales most the time when they are in front of the right prospects. The problem is they...

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Kopp Consulting is on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List!

Kopp Consulting is on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List!

For the second year in a row, I am proud and honored to be included among the community of high-growth companies, but I’m mostly proud of the growth we’ve contributed to our clients’ businesses. We grew this company because we are a team of high level, strategic...

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What To Do When A LinkedIn Introduction Stalls

What To Do When A LinkedIn Introduction Stalls

One of the limitations of LinkedIn introductions is that you are at the mercy of the person doing the introducing. You have no control over how quickly your contact introduces you and you have no control over when you receive a response. To avoid what can feel like...

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