We’ve talked about the best sales blogs to subscribe to and some the best sales professionals to follow on Twitter. Now, we’re talking about a few other resources that every sales professional should utilize.
Here are 5 great online resources that will make your life a lot easier.
1) 800 CEO Read
Before buying that new business book, visit 800 CEO Read. It’s a site that reviews popular sales and business books. Topics range from management and entrepreneurship to marketing and customer service.
Inbound.org is a community of marketers that share new articles and insight on all things sales and marketing. It’s set up a lot like Twitter—organized and easy to use—only it’s tailored for businesspeople. Don’t worry about having to sort through self-promoting or spammy content (see Rule #2 for joining the community). Only the best is shared between members.
The Wikipedia of sales, Salesopedia has hundreds of great articles written by top salespeople from around the world. It’s a great resource that constantly has fresh content, so subscribe to their RSS or check back often.
BizStats makes researching a market or segment easy. It provides accurate, valuable statistics like net return, cash flow turnover, and balance sheet information for all different types of companies in different industries. It’s nice to be able to reference that kind of information in one place.
This is my favorite resource for marketing and sales articles. You can download the mobile app or just visit the desktop site. Either way, you’ll become a better salesperson just by staying in touch with what’s new on this site.
What online resources have made your life easier?
Let me know in the comments!