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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 219 votes): 50%.

Answer: 50%
Explanation: One needs to continually build a client base and this requires significant ongoing effort, relationship building and networking.
Convergent Sales Strategies, Inc. (CSSI)
Answer: 10%
Explanation: Most of my business is referral based.
Human Centered Project Management
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Prospecting takes up half my time.
Telefriend Consulting LLC
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 80%
Explanation: As an entrepreneur, I am the product/service. My clients have to buy me before they will consider anything I'm offering. I have to provide them with a sense of comfort and authenticity that the relationship we develop will provide them with the results they are looking for.
Do Something Solutions
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Sales and marketing is a key aspect of success.
Contracting Coach
ProMatcher
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Mostly networking and phone calls with 70% of my time doing projects
HR Prime, LLC
Answer: 30%
Explanation: As a small consulting firm, we have to find and service clients. At a minimum, we spend 30% of our time networking for new clients.
Rudder Associates
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 90%
Explanation: Online, Lead Generation & Door to Door...
UFSTSG
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Because projects around M&A activities can have longer timelines there are bursts of 100% sales and marketing and long periods of almost no focus on sales and marketing.
Talos Transaction Consulting, LLC
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
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 60%
Explanation: Dinamizar o negócio é fundamental para o seu sucesso
João Pelayo
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
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: 50%
Explanation: If you are not looking for new business opportunities to bring in new revenue, you will not be in business long.
Robert Louis Capital
Answer: 80%
Explanation: You must always stay top of mind and stay directly in front of your ideal customer.
Marketing With Courtney
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 50%
Explanation: Atlanta is a tough market to enter.
FiscalDoctor Inc
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)
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 10%
Explanation: (707) 317-1740
Always Best Care
Answer: 70%
Explanation: It drives awareness and education
The Growth Coach of Plainfield & Naperville
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 30%
Explanation: We believe in devoting time to business development through in-person meetings and networking events. Relationships are integral to any company's success.
Avant-Garde Group
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Currently looking to grow the business thru networking and recommendations from previous cliental.
Design Engineering Corporation
Answer: 50%
Explanation: It is important to find a balance between servicing the customer needs and cultivating new business.
Custom Human Resources Consulting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 70%
Explanation: As a business owner, I spend most of my time networking and forming new relationships because it allows me to reach out to and help other business owners faster.
Maiya's Business Solutions
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Our company utilizes Internet Search Engines, Social Media and Print to acquire new Clients.
Internet Concepts Unlmited
Answer: 50%
Explanation: As a still relatively new business, about half of my time is dedicated to sales and marketing to create brand awareness and inform potential customers that my company and services are available to them.
Advice For All Seasons, LLC
Answer: 70%
Explanation: Social media is the think in todays market
NinonSpeaks Media Image
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 30%
Explanation: I spend time designing best servicing venues for clients
CSSCPSG-Judge:Vicente-B: Galindo
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.
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 90%
Explanation: After Setup sales is most important.
Formatix Data Systems
Answer: 50%
Explanation: If I am not actively marketing my services, my clients will go to someone else who is.
INC Consulting and Staffing
ProMatcher
Answer: 50%
Explanation: New customers are the lifeline of every business. It should be yours too.
Blomberg Consulting, Inc.
Answer: 70%
Explanation: Sell for other professionals as well as myself.
Bonocore Technology Partners, LLC
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 30%
Explanation: I believe everyone in a company has to see themselves as in sales and in customer service. It's everyone's job.
B9D, Inc.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 10%
Explanation: Website only.
Self
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Supervising marketing strategies and ethical related issues. Making PR with clients ans prospects
RVSL Consulting
Answer: 70%
Explanation: I have just started the business up and must focus on the marketing to obtain the initial sales of services.
TQM Services
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Networking through local organizations
77 Clouds Corp
ProMatcher
Answer: 20%
Explanation: mostly by referal
DSC, llc
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Network, social sites
New Brunswick Industries,Inc
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
ProMatcher
Answer: 80%
Explanation: Most of my time spent on Sales and marketing
Hamilton Jones Associates, Inc.
Answer: 20%
Explanation: Sales and Marketing are the keys to continued growth and a business must continue to keep its name ad services in the public's eye.
Accessible Business, LLC,
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 50%
Explanation: I am currently working half my time marketing my business and the other half developing it.
Team Building US
Answer: 30%
Explanation: We utilize many different inbound and outbound marketing methods and numerous social media channels.
DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 20%
Explanation: I wish I could spend more time, but there are other things to do
Planium Software
Answer: 30%
Explanation: Networking
Hintze Investment Group, Inc
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: 60%
Explanation: I do extensive networking as my clients must know, like and trust me.
Transfinance Corporation
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: 50%
Explanation: I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE MY ADVERTISEMENTS
AMERICAN TAX AND BUSINESS SERVICES
Answer: 60%
Explanation: I am in charge of Sales and Marketing.
Consolidated MD
Answer: 20%
Explanation: I attend networking meetings plus I send out email blasts to my clients
Edison Business Solutions
ProMatcher
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