If you think your business’ data is simply about numbers or charts, you’re not seeing the full picture. And, if you think data is about looking backwards and creating important-looking slides for your next presentation, you are missing a big opportunity.
What if I told you that being an expert in the HubSpot platform is only a fraction of what you need to increase sales using the HubSpot CRM? You can spend your nights and weekends getting certified in every feature and button within the platform, but you still may not be fully confident that your HubSpot CRM is set up right for your business.
News flash - HubSpot is no longer a marketing platform.
This might be news to you. Since HubSpot has done such a good job branding themselves as a leading marketing platform, it's really hard for them to convey that they are no longer simply marketing software.
Getting your sales team to follow a consistent process and adopt your CRM and sales tools is critical to growing revenue at your company.
Confidence that the leads you generate will be converted into revenue is the holy grail for most executives.
Have you ever walked into a store or restaurant and instantly known that the staff loves working there?
In every interaction you have with them, it is clear that:
- They are true believers and they wear it on their sleeves.
- They take pride in being part of that company.
- They are invested in giving you an outstanding customer experience.
This type of culture and employee satisfaction is very difficult to achieve. It takes time and deliberate design. A purposeful culture like this leads to higher customer satisfaction, strong word-of-mouth marketing, and overall growth.
Sales managers don't have easy jobs. They need to keep their team motivated and performing throughout the year. One of the biggest tools they have at their disposal is their sales process.
One of the most important parts of your HubSpot lead management framework is your ability to see where each lead is in the sales process. This is key for both accurate reporting and actionable segmentation.
More specifically, if you're sending a marketing email out and you don't want people who are already engaged in the sales process to get that email, you need to know which of your leads are already engaged with a salesperson.
“Campaigns” is one of the most overused and misused words in the sales and marketing world. It can mean anything from a specific messaging initiative to a particular list you are going to target. Being a HubSpot user doesn’t exclude me from this complex reality.
However, it’s important to note that HubSpot uses the term “campaign” differently than other CRM and marketing platforms do. Let’s discuss some of those differences.
When you’re using HubSpot to grow your business, you quickly realize how much weight the email address associated with your HubSpot user account holds. Your email address is your login. It is also where you receive all of your notifications, exports, and alerts.
“Small Marketing Teams” was never meant to be a business name.
After spending 10 years learning and testing processes for growing business without a big marketing budget or a big team, I wanted to give back to the business community by sharing the systems, process, and tools I have developed.
So, I launched Small Marketing Teams as a podcast in 2016 to teach people how to increase leads and sales.