Small businesses often excel over big box retailers because of the more intimate customer service experience. But in obvious other ways, it’s hard to compete with the national brands. A local hearing aid center in northwestern Ohio had no problem making a sale; the challenge was getting folks in the door.
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Hi. I'm Doug Lessells. On behalf of everyone at SalesFuel, we welcome you to this month's featured Sell Smarter Award — where we honor excellence in media sales.
Sometimes closing a sale means having to channel your inner animal. Such was the case for Brittany Lucent, a multimedia consultant from the Gainesville Sun, when she first reached out to a local veterinarian office. The Florida-based vet had been treating pets for more than 30 years, but felt it was time to expand and also reach out to different pet owners.
Local matters, but when you’re a growing business, it’s time to start thinking on a broader scale. So, when digital sales strategist Sara Fortin, of the Journal Star, reached out to a local farm and agricultural equipment dealer, her sights were set high.
Hi. I'm Doug Lessells. On Behalf of everyone at SalesFuel, we welcome you to this month's featured sell smarter award — where we honor excellence in media sales.
A local mom-and-pop sewing machine sales and instruction shop was struggling to gain a foothold in the local community after moving 45 minutes away from its previous location. So, when Tara Lopez, an Account Executive from Comcast Spotlight, came calling, it was at just the right time.
Recently, a family doctor turned entrepreneur had a radical idea: Ditch the traditional insurance model and, instead, offer his patients membership-based care. Upon discovering this, Marketing Executive Shawna Hanson, of LocaliQ, saw an opportunity.
Growing a business is only sustainable when there’s substance to back it up. Bigger isn’t always better. Digital sales specialist Michael Kupniewski, of the Erie Times-News, was well aware of this when he reached out to a local real estate attorney.
Name recognition goes a long way and will attract customers far and wide. So how can smaller, local businesses hope to compete? Jordan Estes, of the Statesville Record and Landmark, had this question on her mind when she approached a motorcycle dealer in his town. The owner had been losing clients to big box retailers in the area, but Estes had a plan.
Account Executive Danielle Bernard, of the Hickory Daily Record, understands the importance of standing out, especially when many similar businesses compete on the same playing field. Such was the case for a local family-owned funeral home that just couldn’t seem to break away from the pack.
When a small business goes through a dry spell, it oftentimes just takes the right person to come along and dust off the cobwebs. Meet Michelle Rutledge. The Journal Star representative likely had cleaning on the brain when she approached a local HVAC dealer that was stuck in a rut.
Closing a deal isn’t the end of a sales relationship. A good relationship can last for years, with needs and opportunities evolving as the market does. And so, when Tiffany Marchand, of the Tri-County Times, discovered co-op advertising dollars for one of her current clients, she picked up her phone right away.