Here are some of the challenges small business owners face over the summer. If you can help solve these problems, you are one step closer to making the sale and making the summer months among your best!
Getting New Clients
Many of the decision makers at prospective client companies end up going away on vacation during the summer and it can be hard for business owners to get to a yes. As sales slow down business owners get anxious and desperate to close new business.
Sales Tip: Show how your products can generate new leads quickly and speed up the sales process to land these business owners as customers.
Coordinating Staff Vacations
Summer is also typically the time when the staff at small businesses go on vacation. This can leave the business owner stretched thinly and working overtime to run the company until the employees come back.
Sales Tip: Show how your products can improve efficiencies and automate processes. Make sure there are some short time wins that the entrepreneur can see immediately to help solve their short term time crunch.
Dealing With A Cash Crunch
While employees are away and business is slowing down, rent and wages still need to be paid for most businesses. This can leave many business owners in a cash crunch and unable to make a purchasing decision until the slow summer ends.
Sales Tip: Offer financing. Show the business owners that they can realize the benefits today but not have to pay until they have the money coming in from their sales season.