Grow Sales with the Lead Generation “Machine”

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • August 25, 2021

Many companies suffer from unpredictable sales. And, as sales begin to slow, management invariably begins to focus on the bottom of the sales funnel. But the fact is, they’re looking in the wrong place. Problems at the bottom of the funnel almost always start at the top with poor quality leads, unpredictable lead flow, or… Read More


Future of Marketing and Sales: Facilitating and Monetizing Conversations – Part 3

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • May 27, 2021

Networking is an important business activity. It provides opportunities for meeting prospective clients, exchanging information and gaining technical tips. If you choose one area to focus on to impact the growth of your business it should be networking. Doing excellent work is expected today, but it will no longer keep you in business. You must… Read More

Future of Marketing and Sales: Facilitating and Monetizing Conversations – Part 3

Future of Marketing and Sales: Facilitating and Monetizing Conversations – Part 2

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • May 1, 2021

Challenges with marketing, prospecting, and selling are common to most companies. The ability to get prospects to make a decision to buy your products is vital to the success of your company. Many companies will invest in multiple marketing channels, sales training and other leadership training as the answer to the problem. However, they are… Read More

Future of Marketing and Sales: Facilitating and Monetizing Conversations – Part 2

Future of Marketing and Sales: Facilitating and Monetizing Conversations – Part 1

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • March 17, 2021

I have spent a few decades working with a wide range of businesses, from Fortune 500s to startups. My entire career has been focused on understanding the needs of business-to-business (B2B) audiences and finding effective ways to reach them and stimulate them to engage with my clients. At Marketing Works, we have helped implement all… Read More

Future of Marketing and Sales: Facilitating and Monetizing Conversations – Part 1

Creating a Business That Can Run Without Me

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • June 27, 2020

I recently attended a workshop hosted by Heather Yakes titled 6 Secrets to a Profitable Business That Can Work Without You. Heather is an award-winning business coach and she shared strategies and proven techniques to increase profitability, make a team more effective and get a grip on time management. I really enjoyed the workshop and I took… Read More


Forward Thinking: Planning for Business After a Recession

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • April 29, 2020

Last week, our blog was centered around how to approach business in a downturn economy. This week, we want to focus on how different approaches you take now could impact your business in the long-run. Specifically, we want to talk about why being forward-thinking is so beneficial when the economy seems to be going backward.… Read More


Prevention & Promotion: A Balancing Act in a Downturn Economy

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • April 24, 2020

There’s no question that the United States, and the world as a whole, are in an economic downturn. Due to COVID-19, we could see a repeat of the 2008 recession, and some experts even think we may hit lows equal to that of the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. With all the unknowns,… Read More


How to be a Responsive, Responsible and Reliable Resource

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • April 10, 2020

During this unprecedented time, it’s understandable that business disruptions, lack of focus, anxiety and even technology overloads are wreaking havoc with even the best client/vendor relationships. While we do want in all cases, to be empathetic and extend grace to those we rely on, there is also an opportunity for you and your business to… Read More


The Next 90 Days Could Make or Break your Business

Posted by Bill Kiefaber • April 7, 2020

This week, we want to talk about the importance of creating a 90-day plan, especially during a time like now where businesses aren’t sure what is going to happen next. While this is a short-term strategy, being prepared for the future will have long-term benefits. And, with the state of the world and COVID-19, even… Read More