When you’re trying to close a deal, having to ask "what's your budget?" can cause both sides to sweat. But knowing your prospect’s budget up front is essential to qualifying them as a lead, developing the scope of the project, and managing expectations on results. Here’s how to get your potential client to open about their budget and set yourself up for a successful proposal and project.
Almost every sales team has inefficiencies that clog up their sales pipeline. Some teams are slow at writing proposals, while others spend too much time chasing down info from their product teams or searching for the right version of the proposal document. Sound familiar?
We get it. The sales cycle is complicated and there’s plenty of room for error, so there’s no judgment if your process isn’t perfect. But that doesn’t mean that you should learn to live with your inefficiencies, especially when there’s a solution that can help you avoid them: proposal software.
While a successful business proposal can lay the foundation for a prosperous relationship, writing it can be downright daunting. But once you understand what makes a winning proposal, the whole process becomes a lot less scary and a lot more effective.
An effective executive summary can mean the difference between a client win and the recycle bin. It's arguably the most valuable component of any business proposal, but many people get confused when it comes time to put pen to paper.
An executive summary is not actually about summarizing at all; it’s about selling. Here’s how to write a proposal executive summary that seals the deal, including the 5 key components you need and some helpful dos and don'ts.
Starting a new proposal can be daunting, especially if you’re starting from scratch. What do you include? How do you organize it? Find out how to structure a proposal that will help you seal the deal.
With a mission to make every deal a closed deal, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Proposify Free, the first multi-featured free proposal software that tracks and manages the entire closing process.
How many pages should a business proposal be? The answer to this question might depend on who you ask. But when we dug into our proposal database, one trend in proposal page count really stood out. In this post, I’m sharing the ideal proposal length that keeps your proposals closing quickly and consistently.