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The Web-Enabled Sales Process
Traditional enterprise-level sales strategies are no longer sufficient in bringing new customer accounts. Today's self-directed buyers delay sales contact and

how to make a working mouse trap car  metrics, give-to-get communication, and how to capitalize on each golden opportunity to influence the buying process. 2006 The Holt Group About the Author Emmett Holt founded The Holt Group as an interactive sales consulting collaborative based in Boston. The Holt Group advises enterprise technology clients on how to integrate an on-line and off-line sales strategy to improve business results by delivering superior customer focused experience at every point of contact. He has over twenty-five years of

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