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Keep Up With Our Youtube Channel!

Now, through our Youtube channel, we’re creating even more original content for you to use in maximizing your sales resources. We’re in the midst of a Sales Plan mini-series, discussing the importance of a comprehensive and thought-out sales plan for your organization. The first three videos in this series are attached here, and stay tuned for more to come!

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Business Resources

How does a small business go about finding new potential customers, clients, or partners? There’s LinkedIn, but that’s limited by the reach of your network and is extremely time consuming. There’s Local Chambers of Commerce, but that’s limited to small areas and opt-in membership – while they can be good resources for networking activities, they’re not very useful for larger scale campaigns. And most marketing database providers are cost prohibitive for all but the richest of small businesses.

So what is the answer? Read on to find out!

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Seasonality in Business

Seasonality is not a good or a bad thing – it simply is what it is. If you are in a seasonal industry, it is crucial you understand it and plan accordingly.

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

I had a client meeting recently that got me thinking about why we do what we do.
Assuming you are in a for-profit business, one of the reasons is already clear. But why did you choose to do what you’re doing as opposed to something else to achieve the same financial goals?

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The Importance of “Trust” in Business

Trust – yep, that wins over anything else.
It’s interesting how sometimes just talking about what you do can lead to insights. I had coffee earlier this week with someone I met at a networking event – he was interested in knowing more about Chicago Sales Strategies, and more specifically – Value Based Sales. Read more about our conversation – and the importance of trust in business- here:

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Hello, and welcome to Chicago Sales Strategies. This is the official launch of the site, and the official start of the business.  Whether you’re a

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great sales expertise
“Choose Growth’s outside sales expertise has been a great compliment to our inside sales focused business.”
- Joe Flannigan, Acquirent
highly recommended
“I have recommended Choose Growth to many clients and their feedback has been stellar. Rick (Choose Growth’s CEO) is a talented business coach that brings effective problem solving, tactical execution and strategic thinking to all engagements!”
- Doug Dvorak, Sales Coaching Institute
stronger after choose growth
“Choose Growth helped us through a very difficult transition. Not only did we survive but came out stronger on the other side.”
- Mike Ostrego, Data-Tec Systems
instrumental in our transformation
“Choose Growth was instrumental in our transformation from a small business ‘just hanging around’ to being on a real growth trajectory.”
- Mike Ostrego, Data-Tec Systems
a great addition
“Choose Growth has been a great addition to our global network of professional consultants.”
-Blaze Miskulin, Red Leaf Consulting
greate training
“With Choose Growth’s Value-Based Sales and technical sales training, we have been able to expand our share of training spent with key clients.”
- Jeff Lunz, The Encade Group
wicked smart sales
“I have known and worked with Rick (Choose Growth’s CEO) professionally for several years. Rick is a passionate, talented and wicked smart sales strategist and business growth expert.”
- Doug Dvorak, Sales Coaching Institute
delivers profitable results.
“Rick (Choose Growth’s CEO) brings a global perspective to all his clients and has an uncanny ability to solve very complex sales and marketing issues adroitly and develop a strategic business model that delivers profitable results.”
- Doug Dvorak, Sales Coaching Institute
essential to our development
“Rick and the team at Choose Growth have been essential to the development of the technical sales portion of our consulting business.”
- Jack Ilmonen, Amphion Solutions

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