Why this LinkedIn Profile Works…

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#1 Excellent photography – this shot of Durham NC makes you want to explore the city. Note the ballpark. Can you see yourself attending a game there? #2 A professional profile photo (with smile). #3 Credible… Not only is the About Section complete – it’s worth reading! #4 Followers – this tells you something right there… Action Steps Review your … Read More

BRE Surveys and Your BRE Program.

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The data that your team collects from your local companies via 1:1 meetings or via surveys should be designed to help you to identify trends, opportunities, and risks for each company. That sounds selfish because it is. So let’s modify that a bit. The true focus of your BRE meeting is quite simple and it’s not selfish at all. Be … Read More

We love HubSpot but.. the state (or regional group) wants us to use salesforce…

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If your team is being “forced into using salesforce” here’s how and why that happens and what to do about it. Larger organizations can afford salesforce and often have a salesforce administrator as a full-time employee. They want your data. And it makes sense, they want your data for their state or regional reporting. If you’re being asked to update … Read More

Increase the Number and Quality of your BRE meetings.

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Feb 18, 2021, Tom Wengler, Founder and Managing Partner, Convergence – Get Clear on the Why of your BRE Meeting. To help a company grow or expand, you’ll need to get to know the business and a conversation is your starting point. Seek first to understand and look for opportunities to help along the way. Help is the key word … Read More

How much does a CRM system cost?

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How much does an Economic Development CRM cost? Updated: Sep 24, 2020 With a CRM system, the main factors that affect your price are: Number (and type) of software licenses. Some systems give you unlimited licenses – typically these are systems from small companies with limited capabilities. Companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, Zoho, Oracle, and HubSpot will have a per license price. … Read More