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This is the first stage of the sales process where you need to analyze if the basic information of your lead matches your product/service offering. There’s a lot of guesswork at this stage, but they hopefully are educated guesses. This is because you can do good research on the company by following them on social media and understanding their company via the company website. The questions at this stage will help you define if the lead’s business is a proper fit for your product.
While this is probably one of the hardest areas of lead generation, you can easily create high quality premium content that will help you showcase the experience you have in the industry. Viral does not necessarily mean it has to be funny, stupid or witty. Some of the viral content we have seen shared across our customer platforms include highly educating infographics or short videos, amazing offers, provocative webinars and thought leadership events. Kissmetrics has an amazing guide to creating viral content here. Their case studies while several years old still proves relevant today.
✓ Grassroots marketing works in recruiting franchisees. For start-up and bootstrap franchisors with minimal recruitment budgets, it's the only way to grow. For mature franchisors targeting unsold local territories, it's the only way to complete their growth. It's the bread and butter of successful area developers and master franchisees. But it does require more planning, personal involvement, and time commitment. An aggressive franchisee and customer referral program can produce 30 percent or more new franchise owners.

Using qualification, you can reduce the length of the sales cycle. This is because when you qualify leads based on these questions, you have a complete know-how about the lead and his inclination towards your product. Through qualification you can filter cold leads easily and shorten your sales process by completely removing cold calling from the equation.


Refer to your checklist whenever you need to or wherever you might be. Canva designs are all saved on the cloud so they can be opened, changed or downloaded from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. It does not require you to install anything so you can access your design on your desktop computer, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

You distinguish yourself from the sea of competitors by creating great content. I'm not joking either. Creating high quality, highly relevant, engaging and SEO enhanced content is arguably the most important marketing exercise you can undertake. It takes a while for your content to be indexed by Google, but once it is the effects are cumulative (the more content you add, the more traffic you generate) and persistent (unlike online advertising, which offers no long term benefits).

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