Healthcare Business Acumen: 14 Terms Every Healthcare Sales Professional Should Know!

The business of healthcare is in a constant state of flux. It is never static. There are new reimbursement models being evaluated, new locations for care being designed, new types of technology being developed, new methods of communication between patients and caregivers being implemented and new ways of acquiring equipment and supplies created. This “newness” […]

Healthcare Selling Has Changed…Have YOU?

It’s no secret that selling into healthcare organizations has gone through a gradual metamorphosis over the last several years due to hospital consolidation, a changing reimbursement milieu and the increasing influence of Procurement. Ask any sales representative or sales leader and they will tell you unequivocally that it’s gotten harder to sell their wares. The […]

Sales Reps: Are You Promotable, Sustainable or Replaceable?

Regardless of tenure or experience, every sales representative is placed in one of three categories by their First Line Sales Manager (FLSM) and senior management. Either your promotable, sustainable or replaceable. Your category is defined by the results you deliver and your perceived value. The results you deliver are typically monthly, quarterly or yearly. Management’s […]

Selling to Healthcare? 10 Terms Every Sales Rep Should Know!

The business of healthcare is in a constant state of flux. It is never static. There are new reimbursement models being evaluated, new locations for care being designed, new types of technology being developed, new methods of communication between patients and caregivers being implemented and new ways of acquiring equipment and supplies created. This “newness” […]

Are You Asking Prospects and Customers the Right Questions?

  Recently one of the authors of this blog was out for dinner at a chain Italian restaurant with his wife. When we arrived, we asked for a booth with a view of the outdoors and were seated promptly by a friendly and outgoing hostess. Within 2-3 minutes our food server greeted us with a […]

The Role of Micro-Hospitals in the Healthcare Landscape

There is a new type of medical facility that has begun to proliferate the healthcare landscape in the U.S. and they are called Micro-Hospitals. For some sales professionals, this will be a new call point and opportunity to provide sales and service. Think of these facilities as a bridge between free-standing Emergency Departments that do […]

I Am a B2B Sales Professional & Proud of It?

People often ask me what I do for a living. Here is my personal response. “I am a highly trained professional who has spent years honing my craft through the school of ‘wins & losses.’ People often approach me to help them buy a product, service or solution. I provide them with insights on how […]

10 Things Sales Reps Hate with Passion!

Sales professionals are a rare breed. Most are self-starters, personable, inquisitive, intuitive and passionate about their craft. They enjoy selling and revel when they are in contact with prospects or customers. They thrive on challenges and relish the benefits of being the CEO of their territory. When faced with a constant change, they welcome the […]

Build Your Professional Brand. Know These Lagging Indicators!

Every B-B sales professional needs to prove their intrinsic value. It goes beyond making President’s Club. Sales representatives should think in terms of building their personal “brand” to improve their corporate visibility, increase their income and position themselves for advancement within their own organization or another. To build your brand think like a “sales leader” […]

Some Friendly Advice for Every Sales Professional

Within the last month, we have had several very talented sales professionals contact us for advice and assistance because they were suddenly out of work. The common thread ……none saw it coming. If your saying to yourself this couldn’t happen to me…read on! One was a Vice President of Sales Operations. He had been hired […]