Every month, I speak to at least 3 or 4 sales professionals. I keep a strong circle of sales people around me in order to keep my own sales skills sharp. Lately, the conversations are going like this, “Rod, I have annihilated the list my boss gave me, I’ve called the entire Miami C-suite, and out of the thousands of leads in our database, a few turned into customers. I pound the phones daily but there has to be an easier way!”
Why HubSpot CRM?
During my career as an entreprenuer there have been a few moments where software changed the way I conduct business. One of those moments is when the HubSpot CRM was announced at Inbound 14. I immediately became enamored with a software that promised to make my life (the life of a salesman) much easier. Prior to using the Hubspot CRM I was a power user of Infusionsoft, before that it was Salesforce, and before that it was Leads360.
Once upon a time, marketing departments and sales departments worked in separate areas of the corporate spectrum. Sales hit the ground running and interacted with prospects on a daily basis. Often times, the relationships built with prospects did not translate into useful knowledge for the marketing department. Meanwhile, the marketing department would spend countless hours researching prospect demographics, client feedback and market reports in an effort to develop sales enabling collateral. Communication between the two groups was minimal, resulting in a less than optimal revenue growth practice.