In the current business climate, trauma surgery practices are looking for the best products at affordable price points.
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Companies that market to trauma surgery practices have to be prepared to demonstrate their value proposition to customers who are savvy about marketplace realities. Here are some of the other things you'll need to sell products to trauma surgery practices.
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New businesses that attempt to tackle the entire marketplace face a long, uphill battle. A better approach is to tailor your business model to an underserved niche.
In the trauma surgery practice industry, niches can be based on geographic, demographic or industry-specific factors. For niche sellers, advance research is essential. Don't assume that there will be demand for a niche product line unless you have done your homework and can support your expectations with solid research.
Sales Team Considerations
Most of the businesses that sell to trauma surgery practices take a team sales approach.
Although your team may consist of individual sales reps, each rep has to recognize their role in the team strategy. There is simply no room for solo sales in this industry! Team-based training programs and other initiatives can be beneficial, but the best strategy for encouraging buy-in to a team sales model is for owners and managers to model team-based behaviors throughout the organization.
Reaching Prospective Customers
Prospecting is the process of identifying potential customers and converting them to qualified leads.
Networking can dramatically improve your team's prospecting abilities and conversion ratios. However, it's important to make sure your sales force isn't so focused on conversation that they miss the point of prospecting, i.e. the identification of likely buyers, key decision makers and high value industry contacts. In other words, quality is just as important as quantity when prospecting for trauma surgery practices.
Lead lists are useful because they narrow the field for your team. Third-party lists from reputable vendors (e.g. Experian Business Services) arm your sales force with good leads, making it easier for your company to balance the quantity and quality demands that are prerequisites for effective prospecting.
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