When flowers start blooming, and people start freshening up their homes, you know it’s that time of the year again.  Spring cleaning is an annual tradition where homeowners bust opens their windows and cleaning supplies cabinet.  But this practice isn’t just for homes stuck with winter blues.

For businesses, spring cleaning is a chance to re-evaluate the sales performance of your business. A disorganized organization could increase stress and lessen physical activities. By doing clean-up activities such as decluttering, organizing, and cleaning could improve you and your team’s mood, decrease stress, and increase creativity.

Most importantly, it would also heighten your sales productivity which you can also happen to you by following these tips.

De-Clutter your Sales Process

The time for spring cleaning is an opportunity to de-clutter your sales process. Talented sales team wouldn’t go far without a sales process. Without these steps, you’ll be making your life a lot harder than it needs to be.

De-cluttering and organizing your sales process would first need to evaluate your sales performance. You need to take some time and do an in-depth analyzation in your sales analytics. Every encounter with your customers is a chance to learn from them.  You’d be able to find out what is working well with your sales and what needs improvement.

Sales Processes doesn’t necessarily need to be constant. It should be adaptable and adjustable to meet the needs of your clients. Everything you learned from your customers gives you a fresh look at your sales performance, and you’ll be able to modify and simplify your sales process.

Besides the stages of the sales process that don’t work, you should also check whether your marketing collateral is ineffective or outdated, and re-evaluate your sales scripts and demo materials

Organize your Clients

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget to check on clients you haven’t heard from in a while, and you’ll find that their information changed. There are various reasons why your customer’s information changes. They might either move, change email providers, get a new job, or get married and divorced. It’s important to be kept up-to-date with their information about them and start interactions.

Going through your database and reviewing everyone you’ve worked with for the past year would give you a chance to organize your customers, add any missing information and update or remove unnecessary data. This would also give you an opportunity to know more about what your client, their needs and wants.

You’d be able to make suggestions for how your offering can help. You can reach out to anyone you haven’t heard from. Sometimes even simply reaching out could result in new business.

Organizing your customers could also be a way to identify which clients are giving your business problems and let you determine whether or not to terminate any business with them.

Upgrade your Business Technology

In this modern age, technology has heavily affected the sales landscape.  Available communication resources have made faster and more comprehensive communication possible which makes it easier and more effective to connect with your customers and prospects anywhere around the globe.

It also changed the way labors are done. Most of the work these days are performed through machines which also helps reduce labor costs.

While technology tends to be helpful in this industry, some companies choose to save costs by delaying replacing or upgrading their technology, but while it’s a necessary cause, the decision could come back and haunt you in the future.

Once you hold back on updating your software, your computers’ systems could be affected by viruses or lead to malfunction; both can immobilize your business productivity by potentially breaking at a critical time.

At worse, if you don’t update your equipment, you’ll be leaving yourself vulnerable. Your security system could be compromised, and any third party could access any critical business data and information. There’s a possibility to lose everything from customer records to customer lists, passwords, and vendor information

For more tips on marketing strategies, you might want to check out our Business Coaching services here at the Business Coaches Sydney website or call us at 1300-833-574 to learn more.

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Garret Norris

Garret is the founder and CEO of Business Coaches Sydney and through his company, remains dedicated as ever to use his training and real life business experience to meet his passion to see business succeed through disciplined management, creative marketing and committed client service.