B2B Pricing for Profit. Is Low Price the Best (or Only) Answer?

 

Businesses exist to make a profit. And price is a key component in profitability. Regarding businesses in the for-profit sector, it has long been said, “If there is no margin (no profit), there is no mission.” While other goals may exist, creating and sustaining profitability is critically important.

Topics: Profitability Profit B2B Pricing

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing vs In-house

Outsourcing of various functions is not a new topic; it has been a trend for 20 years or more. It really started with the idea of sticking to a company’s ‘core competencies’ and outsourcing (or just getting rid of) things outside core competencies. What I’m talking about here is true outsourcing, not just making employees contractors to try and avoid payroll taxes and HR compliance issues.

Any function can be outsourced. I’ve heard of virtual companies that have only one employee, and that employee is the CEO and owner of the business. In the case I’m thinking about, the owner had outsourced product design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, sales and accounting. I guess the ultimate step would be to find a company that offered outsourced CEO services and outsource that too.

Topics: Profitability Hiring Outsourcing

Increase Profitability with SMART Revenue

"It is time to lower the price." Competition, entering a new market, bad economy, and lack of success are all reasons you might have this thought. Is it worth the risk to lower price knowing it will impact your profit margin? 

Moving forward, instead of lowering prices and firing staff, consider what it takes to increase profitability with SMART Revenue.

Topics: Revenue Growth Profitability B2B Sales Strategy SMART Revenue

Every Business Needs a Predictable Revenue Machine!

Wouldn't it be great to have a predictable revenue machine?!?

One where all of your sales opportunities go in one end, the machine does the work, and predictable revenue pops out the other end?

You can create your own.

Predictability is an essential component of ongoing of revenue generation and business growth.

Predictable revenue will improve cash flows, stabilize staffing levels, increase the value of a business over the long term, and give the business owner peace mind. Without predictability a company’s growth can be erratic causing problems with cash flow, productivity, staffing levels, debt servicing, budgeting, and more.

Topics: Profitability Sales Strategy Strategic Revenue Growth

3 Keys to Making Your Business Thrive

As the economy continues to rebound the focus is shifting toward growth and increasing profitability.  Now is the time to make and implement plans for strategic, profitable revenue growth. 

Topics: Profitability Leadership Infographic Strategic Revenue Growth

The 5 Essentials for Profitable Revenue Growth

There are five steps that are essential to achieving profitable revenue growth.
Your company can increase its profitable revenue by working to maintain those clients who are your company’s BEST clients and targeting prospects who will become your BEST clients.  Don’t waste your team’s time, energy and resources by keeping the wrong clients and targeting the wrong prospects.  Hour upon hour will be devoted to keeping existing clients and gaining new ones, make sure they offer you the best opportunity for increasing revenues and profits.

Many business leaders often find themselves wondering why the clients that take up 80% of their organization’s time only generate 20% of their revenue or profit.  It’s because they are focusing their valuable time, energy and resources on the wrong clients and prospects.

Topics: Revenue Growth Profitability Strategy

Bridge the perception gap to achieve profitable revenue growth

In the ongoing quest for profitable revenue, business owners and executives need everyone in their organization to be an enthusiastic brand advocate. However, not all of the team's perceptions are the same. This infographic highlights the gaps in perception that owners need to continue to work on to "bridge the gap" with their employees.

Topics: Revenue Growth Profitability Infographic