Happy mid-summer everyone!
4 more weeks to go until school starts. (But who’s counting?)
This summer has flown by quickly. Usually June, July, and August are slow until after Labor Day.
The economy has picked up and I’m thankful to have added 2 new reps this summer.
Quick story: A fractional CFO reached out to me a few months ago. He was a consultant for a 16-month client of mine. He listened in on calls, knew our track record and results, etc.
He was consulting for another healthcare startup company. We had multiple conversations with him and the CEO and if I was in Vegas, betting it would be a client, I would have bet highly with the odds in my favor.
He was a referral, he worked closely with the Sales VP at my client, etc. Referrals tend to move forward at a higher rate.
He requested a proposal and brought it to the board. One of the board members put the brakes on the process because he had a local resource who specialized in calling on healthcare organizations.
The prospect ended up going with them and let me know by phone.
A “yes” is better than “no”. “No” is better than silence and prospects avoiding you.
Keep your foot on the pedal and don’t let up. Verbal deals are never a sure thing until they are signed!
I’m Ray Ruecker with Connect 5000.