For any organization, especially for startups and small businesses, HR software is a crucial aspect. Such records of employees help you keep track of their diligence. It also indicates the interest your employee has in his/her work. The more the leaves, the less the interest. HR software helps you keep the most accurate track of the amount of paid leave, sick leave, and holidays your employee is entitled to. Continue reading
Okay say you’re a small company. You’ve been like that for a long time. You don’t get a lot of software leads but at least you get enough to keep your business sustainable.
Overshadowing you is a larger player whose got bigger plans, bigger market shares, and making bigger moves to the point that you feel like a hotdog stand right across a McDonald’s.
A situation like that just seems so one-sided, you can’t possibly win right? What do you do?
Well, here’s what you don’t do: Push naysayers towards your competition.
For some, Game of Thrones serves as a fantasy author’s take on the world of politics, business, and all the ugly things that underlie them. But for others, it also serves another lesson beyond those: The power of technology.
Now as a software company, some of those working in one might not immediately think that their tool is anything like the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen. But in reality, that’s exactly what your technology could be: A dragon burning its way across the real world’s game of thrones. Your lead generation strategy serves but only one crucial role: The herald.
What do Easter egg hunts have in common with software leads? It’s the urge to collect something. Plenty of business models capitalize on this urge whether it’s collectible toys, high fashion wardrobes, or the latest automobiles.
But for a B2B salesperson, your software leads can create a similar urge. Unfortunately though, it can be hard to cultivate when you don’t know how to keep these leads in good supply.
There’s a lot for a marketer like me to say when I read about manufactured empathy. If you haven’t heard the phrase, it’s really just one of the many ways people criticize the ‘fakeness’ in a lot of marketing stunts.
“Oh this was clearly sponsored.”
“This is so an ad.”
“Someone paid for this.”
In my opinion, it’s a little beside the point. But at the same time, it makes me sympathize with really scrupulous salespeople who don’t like ERP software leads that have a ‘manufactured’ fee. They want a process that ‘naturally’ generates potential clients. No smoke and mirrors. No doctored screenshots of the software. Is this so hard these days?
Short answer: No.