Proven Ways To Becoming A Chosen Supplier
When seeking to do business with owners of small, growing businesses
realize they are deeply involved in their company�s day-to-day
operations. Because every problem becomes the owner�s problem.
And because they�re such busy people they may resent a supplier�s
sales attempts. Yet no one depends more on their suppliers to help
them succeed than small businesses. You can get your foot in the
door by overcoming the objections that a small business prospect is
likely to have simply by answering the following questions
#1) Who are you?
If you�re a newcomer or a little-known entity, address this concern
head-on by presenting your qualifications. They need to know they
can trust you.
#2) How will you save me time?
Convincing them you can save them time often is the greatest benefit
you can offer.
#3) How will you help me save or make more money?
Small business owners are in it for the money, as well as for the
freedom to call their own shots. Demonstrate savings and profit
increases. (Do you see where barter can play an important part in
your sales presentation?)
#4) Is this for a business like mine?
Your message needs to be targeted. Speak to specific industries and
address their individual needs.
#5) Can you prove it?
Be sure your promises are believable, and back them with supporting
#6) What�s the catch?
Small businesses are always concerned about trust.
#7) Why should I buy now?
Because small companies have limited resources, a strong incentive
can overcome the objection that you�re a new supplier asking them to
change the way they do business.
#8) No cash involved, how does that work?
Introduce them to barter and use the competitive close by offering
to work with them on a barter basis. Telling them, �You don�t have
to pay me in cash,� is the most powerful closing there is!
Astute marketers understand that behind a small business owner�s
gruff or skeptical exterior is a hard-working person looking for
reliable products and services that not only will help make a
company profitable, but fulfill a dream!