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All posts tagged Driving Growth

28 Mar 2012

Are your lead generation activities filling your sales pipeline?

There are typically two situations which we regularly see when we talk to professional services firms about lead generation. In the first scenario, it may be a firm that appears to be quite proactive in generating leads. They have a mix of regular marketing activities including email marketing, telemarketing etc that they implement, yet they are simply not generating the level of business leads they need. In the second scenario it may be a firm that has previously been quite successful and has now embarked on ad-hoc marketing activities to generate leads. But the overall feeling within the firm is that it’s a case of ‘spray and pray’.

In our experience, the firms that are highly targeted in Lead Generation and make it a habit, are the businesses that are currently experiencing the most success – domestically and internationally.

18 Apr 2011

Four steps to driving your top line growth

Many professional services firms are spending 20% of turnover on marketing and business development when fee earners time is included. Yet most struggle to see the kind of top line impact that should be expected for such a sizeable investment. So why aren’t these firms getting better results?

Our research suggests that the problem is less about the quantity of time and effort invested and more about the way it is deployed. Marketing and business development costs are often spread across multiple accounting pots with different owners. The outcome can be an unproductive jumble of activities with many not executed well.