By Katie Mientka

No matter what industry you’re in, you rely on sales to drive your business.

If your business were a car, the sales department would be the wheels and your product or service is the engine. It doesn’t matter how great of an engine you have. Without wheels, a car isn’t going to go anywhere.

This is why so many businesses are now turning to things like sales enablement to help improve how well their sales team is able to generate sales to improve the company. Keep reading to learn more about what this sales process is and how you can implement it at your company today.

What is Sales Enablement?

Sales enablement is a process by which you provide your sales team with the resources they need to effectively connect with customers. It shifts your focus to giving the buyer what they want rather than using various sales tactics to attract buyers that may or may not work.


Benefits of Sales Enablement

Let’s quickly go over some of the benefits of sales enablement so you can see how it will have a positive impact on your business.

  • Allows all salespeople to achieve set goals
  • It can deliver consistent and measurable results
  • The process is repeatable

Rather than relying on a handful of outstanding salespeople to reach team sales goals every month, you can use sales enablement to get similar results from every member of your team. This is because this process relies more on the resources your team has rather than their skills.

Sales Enablement Best Practices

To help you start implementing sales enablement, we’re going to briefly go over just a handful of the sales enablement best practices.

1. Define Your Objectives

Before you can start setting up sales enablement, you need to clearly define your goals for the sales team. Knowing what you want to accomplish will help you identify what needs to be done so you can reach those goals.

2. Use Quality Content

Having quality content as a resource for your salespeople to use allows them to easily deliver the same results as others. You also get a high ROI with content, so be sure to include it in your marketing budget.

3. Provide Continuous Training

Don’t make the mistake of only having an annual sales training workshop. Your team needs to be constantly updated on available resources and given new tips and tricks they can continue using to improve their skills.

4. Focus on Buyer Experience

This is the most important point of sales enablement. Ask your current buyers and the ones that “got away” about their experience. Listen to their concerns and use those to make improvements to your sales process.

Need Help Improving Your Sales Process?

Now you know what sales enablement is and how it can help your business grow by increasing the effectiveness of your sales team. As you can see, there are some simple best practices you can put into place to start seeing changes in your bottom line.

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