Monday, September 29, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still." -- Chinese Proverb

No matter the length of your sales cycle, there's always one customer who will take longer to buy than others. Whether your client is dealing with a number of other priorities, changes at his company or simply likes to proceed with caution, some sales require you to move one step at a time, sometimes taking two steps back to take one step forward.

It's ok to have some of these in your sales funnel, as long as you know they're a good prospect and you put together a plan to continually reach out to them over time. Often times, just sticking around will prove to your prospect that they can trust you with the sale.

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