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As a business owner or principal, how much time do you spend on sales and marketing?

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Question: As a business owner or principal, how much time do you spend on sales and marketing?
Top Answer (18% of 217 votes): 50%.

Answer: 20%
Explanation: I’ve been working on single projects lasting from 1-month to 1-year. I completed a project recently and I am looking to restructure my business model.
Lee Miara CFO Services Inc
Answer: 50%
Explanation: The remainder of my time is spent on servicing clients as well as holding seminars and classes.
Dr. Dustin T. Friend
Answer: 00%
Explanation: My current customer base is where my referrals come from. Word of mouth advertising. I pride myself on this and am very proud that I am able to say it.
RR MedHealth Consulting, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Questions need to be asked and answered to determine if the services offered match the need and desire to make the changes necessary to achieve the outcome being sought. Not everyone is prepared to step out of comfort.
Executive Advisory Services, INC
Answer: 50%
Explanation: I just started my consulting company so right now there is a strong need for getting my name out there. This is requiring that I spend a lot of time on Sales & Marketing, particularly connecting with leads to make pitches.
Metamorphosis Solutions, LLC
Answer: 60%
Explanation: I am in the field rolling-up my sleeves with my sales and marketing reps. I try to lead by example.
CyberStar-WindRiver Group / ISTM
ProMatcher
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Sales and marketing is a key aspect of success.
Contracting Coach
Answer: 90%
Explanation: As this company is in the beginning stages, all of my time is marketing.
Green Information Consultants, LLC
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Mostly networking and phone calls with 70% of my time doing projects
HR Prime, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 40%
Explanation: One the most important function of the business, and more important function of the principal, is to reach the customer.
Total Fx
Answer: 10%
Explanation: My core business is providing services to my clients, 10% is allocated to marketing my business
Mike Habib, EA
Answer: 90%
Explanation: Online, Lead Generation & Door to Door...
UFSTSG
ProMatcher
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Sales and Marketing play a big role in my day to day interactions with clients as we receive many customer referrals from our current clients.
The HR Solution LLC
Answer: 90%
Explanation: Most of your time spent is on marketing the business. Especially if it's new and you are the sole proprietor of the business.
Ltx Tax & Business Service-Credit Repair
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Profit Pilots, Inc. is developing marketing programs to both raise capital and scale its business to create a national network of Business Mastermind Alliances. Sales activity is limited to finding Alliance Leaders to open and operate Business Mastermind Alliances on Colorado's Front Range. Future sales efforts will encompass finding area and/or state directors to accelerate the growth of the Profit Pilots Network.
Profit Pilots, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 90%
Explanation: I am a new start up so right now all that I have to do is sell, network and try to get things rolling.
Versla Pro
Answer: 60%
Explanation: Marketing and sales are one of the most important activities in the full circle of the business. While we are selling we also do the execution of part oof the cicle. Regarding marketing we are all time doing marketing, in fact our clients buy solutions and results and that, in my business, is part of the marketing actions and strategies.
Kaden Consulting Inc
Answer: 60%
Explanation: Spend 60% on marketing and sales 30% for making or providing products or in service delivery 10% on administration and management Or simply, prioritize your time as marketing - making - managing.
Occupation Works LLC.
ProMatcher
Answer: 80%
Explanation: You must always stay top of mind and stay directly in front of your ideal customer.
Marketing With Courtney
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Regardless of how busy I am delivering current client work, I always spend some time on sales and marketing to keep the pipeline full.
Professional Business Coaches, Inc
Answer: 80%
Explanation: In order to get the revenue you need, marketing and sales is the only way to get the clients and customers needed.
Entrepreneur Simplified
ProMatcher
Answer: 60%
Explanation: The majority of my time is spent on informing individuals about my company and products, either through personal interaction or a combination of free and paid advertising.
BeBe's Beauty (Jeunesse Global)
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Marketing services and sales is an on-going effort.
Maptics
Answer: 40%
Explanation: ~ 2 days our of 5 each week is spent on Sales and Marketing. ~1 Day or (8-10 hours) each week of my time is consumed in sales or business development work like phone calls, e-mail, presentations, contracts, etc... and ~1 day each week is used in marketing, that includes social networking, content development and sharing, announcements or featured PR.
International Standard for Lean Six Sigma
ProMatcher
Answer: 70%
Explanation: It drives awareness and education
The Growth Coach of Plainfield & Naperville
Answer: 50%
Explanation: I try to spend a few hours each week promoting my business
Spring Action Forensic Examinations Inc.
Answer: 70%
Explanation: Businesses have a hard time understanding that someone will give them something for free that will save them monthly. It becomes a hard sell to convince them
Paul R Betournay P.A
ProMatcher
Answer: 60%
Explanation: If sales and marketing goals and training cannot be accomplished in 60% of company time, there is either something wrong with our process or we have the wrong employees in those positions. Too often there is much turnover in the positions without research being done to determine if the process may be the reason for lack of results. Too many times a good employee is plugged into a poor process.
People Skills Unlimited
Answer: 70%
Explanation: Sales and Marketing are the heart of my business. Although I have excellent references for the projects I have completed, if I don't continue to Market and complete contract sales, I will not have a business for long!
Wendi Schoenfeldt Clincal Consulting
Answer: 90%
Explanation: I want prospective clients and active clients to learn the advantages of working with RETIRE100 from company founder and chief marketing officer.
RETIRE100 Planning & Management
ProMatcher
Answer: 50%
Explanation: It is important to find a balance between servicing the customer needs and cultivating new business.
Custom Human Resources Consulting
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Developing new markets and strategies
Universal Accounting Center
Answer: 90%
Explanation: I spend about 85 to 90 percent in sales and network marketing. Without sales, and a great product we cant stay in business.
Mango Voice
ProMatcher
Answer: 60%
Explanation: 60% seems to be a high number but when you honestly evaluate the mind of the owner or principal of a business most of their time is spend on thinking of how to grow their business and how to be seen by other for that growth to be possible. Proper planning and strategic hiring will decrease the time actually spent and allow other to take on the role.
Tonyia Talks Solutions
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Sales and marketing is more than just advertising and the exchange of products/services like many assume. The process of sustaining a strong marketing strategy is reflected in five major areas of analysis underlie in marketing decision marking. These five components are known as the 5 C's. 1. Customer Needs- what needs do we need to satisfy 2. Company Skills- what special competence and resources do we possess to meet those needs. 3. Competition- our focus on our clients, and determination to ensure their success is what sets us apart from others. 4. Collaborators- employee or vendor selection process; employee engagement and aligning staff with company vision. 5. Context- what cultural, technological, and legal factors limit what is possible if any
Virtual Health Consulting
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Our company utilizes Internet Search Engines, Social Media and Print to acquire new Clients.
Internet Concepts Unlmited
ProMatcher
Answer: 70%
Explanation: Social media is the think in todays market
NinonSpeaks Media Image
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Sales and marketing is the most challenging part of the job. Doing programs is more fun and easier!!!
Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D. / Education by Entertainment
Answer: 70%
Explanation: With all of my businesses once we have all of our systems in place, the focus is turned toward conveying our message in a consistent manner that promotes new business, repeat business, and customer relationship management...both through internet presence and traditional "in person" presence.
World Golf Network
ProMatcher
Answer: 50%
Explanation: I am so busy working on a lot of projects.At the same time I am Coaching ,Teaching and Training other Account Managers. I am also a full time father and business man. So my time is very valuable and limited to get all I need don that I would like to.
AMR CompaniesLtd.
Answer: 50%
Explanation: The highest priority of a business leader is to ensure business sustainability through predictable revenue & profit growth, while supporting a creative & committed team that delivers products/services of value to valuable customers. Understanding your customers, the competition, market needs, & potential opportunities & risks requires continuous engagement in sales & marketing at a level appropriate for your business type. Without knowledge of the market, providing effective leadership will be impossible.
Konza Partners
Answer: 70%
Explanation: I am always selling and marketing my investments and the products that are connected to them, you can see this for instance on my FB page, which you can get to by going to my website http://www.asmglobalventures.com
ASM Global Ventures LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 50%
Explanation: If I am not actively marketing my services, my clients will go to someone else who is.
INC Consulting and Staffing
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Recently joined Triangle Small Business Solutions and trying to grow the client base.
Triangle Small Business Solutions
Answer: 50%
Explanation: New customers are the lifeline of every business. It should be yours too.
Blomberg Consulting, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 70%
Explanation: We define sales and marketing to include providing clients and prospects with unlimited consultative support which allows them to make informed decisions about the health insurance plans they select in a highly dynamic environment.
SBIS
Answer: 10%
Explanation: My marketing is primarily through referrals.
Calculus of Talent
Answer: 30%
Explanation: This includes blind leads, LinkedIn connections, signing up for consulting sites, explaining services or business to new acquaintances, web site, etc.
Excel HR Consulting
ProMatcher
Answer: 40%
Explanation: The sales and marketing activity is a major functional area of our business plan and the ongoing planning, execution and strategy development are key areas of focus.
Vertex International, LLC
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Warehouse Management systems System,Development,ASP,Network
Warehouse Management systems
Answer: 60%
Explanation: Customers are the reason we are in business and help drive our goals as well as provide us with essential feedback on our promises and performance. Sales and marketing initiatives targeted at customer service, feedback and loyalty programs as as important (and in many cases more important) than in the recruitment of new customers or markets.
Pipeline Funding
ProMatcher
Answer: 40%
Explanation: Since many of my clients become self coaching, I am constantly searching for outstanding clients. The more interesting my clients, the more fulfilling my work is.
Aligned Integrity Intl.
Answer: 70%
Explanation: Because I believe sales and marketing are a very important aspect of business-building, I spend alot of time here.
DreamBIGG Promotions
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Supervising marketing strategies and ethical related issues. Making PR with clients ans prospects
RVSL Consulting
ProMatcher
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Networking through local organizations
77 Clouds Corp
Answer: 80%
Explanation: We have an amazing organization of 600 service professionals to take care of every single client. That is completely FREE to our business professionals! You won't find that at any other company.
Success Partners International
Answer: 20%
Explanation: mostly by referal
DSC, llc
ProMatcher
Answer: 70%
Explanation: My business is based on referrals. My marketing efforts consist of the quality of my reports, my public speaking and workshops, memberships and diversity of clients which include many types of businesses and professional practices, law firms, San Francisco Bar Association member (non legal)and my work with visa applicants wanting to buy, start or invest in U.S. businesses.
Syndic Group
Answer: 40%
Explanation: I spend almost half of my time on sales and marketing.
Budget Garage
Answer: 80%
Explanation: Most of my time spent on Sales and marketing
Hamilton Jones Associates, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 60%
Explanation: More than half my day is spent calling new or existing clients and creating email campaigns as well as creating new and innovative ideas to market myself and my business.
Fraser Advanced Information Systems
Answer: 10%
Explanation: Busy with marketing for clients most of the time.
Coventree Consulting
Answer: 30%
Explanation: The amount of time expended to notify customers that your business exists is something that absorbs a significant amount of my time.
GRL Solutions Group
ProMatcher
Answer: 30%
Explanation: We utilize many different inbound and outbound marketing methods and numerous social media channels.
DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC
Answer: 70%
Explanation: I am a sole proprietor and therefore 100% responsible for obtaining new business. I'm an Independent Associate with LegalShield and I AM EXCITED ABOUT WHAT I DO! We offer a portfolio of legal and idnetiy theft services - protecting the legal rights and identities of families and small business owners. I specialize in the small business and employee benefits division. And oh by the way, if you know anyone who could help me share the message, we pay commissions on that. LegalShield. Worry Less, Live More.
Legal Shield & GoSmallBiz
Answer: 20%
Explanation: I wish I could spend more time, but there are other things to do
Planium Software
ProMatcher
Answer: 80%
Explanation: Our daily routine includes 80 - 90 Percent sales and marketing tactics. The other 10-20 involves implementation tasks.
Motivators And Creators Women's Group
Answer: 40%
Explanation: Just started my own practice so I have time to devote to building it.
St. Patrick's Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
Answer: 80%
Explanation: With an online services business like consulting you have to get your Brand out there. If you don't no one will no you exist.
RTS- Resolution Thru Solutions
ProMatcher
Answer: 40%
Explanation: We develop sales packages and special quotes, membership clubs and incentive programs to our customers. We also offer a website banner program.
Tayari Media Group, Inc.
Answer: 60%
Explanation: Until I can delegate the sales function, selling my services is a primary function.
Calaveras Business Coaching, LLC.
Answer: 50%
Explanation: I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE MY ADVERTISEMENTS
AMERICAN TAX AND BUSINESS SERVICES
ProMatcher
Answer: 20%
Explanation: I attend networking meetings plus I send out email blasts to my clients
Edison Business Solutions
Answer: 10%
Explanation: We are an R&D company. Marketing is done by Marketing Partners
Mega AS Consulting Ltd
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Sales and marketing are important.
Success Corporation, LTD
ProMatcher
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