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  • Dread Deadlines No More with 5 New Free Business Proposal Templates!
    Creating proposals can be stressful - the timing, the offer, the commitment - we get it. That’s why we’re launching five new free business proposal templates to help take some of the pressure off your plate. And since all of our templates are 100% customizable, you have to power to make your next proposal a made-to-measure winner. We’ve been seeing each other...
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  • Why Your Agency Needs a Client Retention Strategy
    Retaining clients will help scale your agency much more effectively than trying to acquire new ones. So how do you keep the clients you have and maintain a happy and mutually beneficial client/agency relationship? Let’s say you sold a $10,000/month retainer for 6-12 month contract. If your goal is to simply get to the end of the contract, deliver the promi...
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  • ​How to Write an Executive Summary for Your Proposal
    The executive summary is arguably the most valuable component of any proposal, but most people are confused about its purpose. It’s actually not about summarizing at all; it’s about selling. Here’s how to write an executive summary that seals the deal. I have written, edited, or managed the creation of what feels like a gagillion business proposals in my care...
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  • When to Fire a Client and How to Do it Right
    Most clients are awesome. But sometimes, you’ll end up with a client so difficult that to protect your company, you need to show them the door. Here’s how to fire a client as painlessly as possible so you can get back to business. No one wants to fire a client. They pay us money, they have interesting projects, and sometimes they become our friends. Then ...
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  • How to Be a Shitty Client and Piss Off Your Agency
    If someone at your marketing agency forwarded this blog post to you in a joking manner, chances are they’re actually serious, and you’ve been a shitty client. You probably aren’t aware that your behaviour is sabotaging your agency’s ability to do great work; work that, in turn, could deliver valuable results for your business. I’m sorry to be the one to br...
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  • Tired of Competing on Price? How to Use Value-Based Pricing to Boost Your Bottom Line
    Losing a potential new deal because someone else offered a lower price is painful. Sadly, this is a common casualty in agencies where clients sometimes view things like a website build as a commodity rather than a service. Value-based pricing can help you transcend the unwinnable price war and scale your business. FACT: If you’re a small business that’s sel...
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  • Announcing the Proposify API
    Want to integrate your app with Proposify? Use our new public API to make you and Proposify the next power couple. We think, (and our 15,000+ users seem to agree!) that Proposify is a kickass tool for making the proposal process easier. But we recognize that proposals are just one step in the sales process, which is why we’ve integrated with various CRM, proje...
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  • How to Sell When You Think You Hate Sales
    If you hate sales, you’re not alone. But you will be alone when your business fails because you couldn’t sell your service or product. A simple attitude adjustment is all it takes to go from cold call coward to confident closer. I can’t pretend that I’ve always liked sales. If right now I was being held hostage, deprived of coffee, and interrogated under a...
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  • Firing an Employee the Right Way
    Firing an employee is the elephant in the room at any company. No one wants to talk about it, think about it, or actually do it. But sometimes, in the best interest of your business, it needs to be done. I once hired a job candidate very quickly. Too quickly. George (name changed) came in for the interview and impressed us. Our agency needed a developer ba...
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  • Tips for Writing Better Business Proposals: Language, Tone, and Style
    Writing is often the most challenging part of the business proposal process. We share some writing guidelines to help you communicate more clearly, more persuasively, and more effectively. You may have had a great initial meeting with your sales lead; you feel like you really connected with them, and you can offer a solution to their business challenge. No...
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  • How to Get Clients to Pay Your Invoices On Time
    One of the biggest challenges of running a service business is managing cash flow. Expenses like payroll, rent, utilities, and software all come out of your bank account every month, but clients can sometimes take multiple months to pay their invoices. Here’s how to make sure your money comes in a little more on the regular. When I was running my web design...
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  • How We Hired Inbound Sales Reps
    For the first two years of Proposify, we didn’t have a structured sales process or a dedicated sales team. Six months ago we decided to hire two inbound sales professionals, and it’s had a huge effect on our business. Here’s why we did it, how we did it, and what we’ve learned in the process. Why we hired inbound sales reps I’ve talked before about the impo...
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  • 7 Sales Tools Every Inbound Team Needs (plus our personal favs)
    Software may not actually do the selling for you, but it sure makes the job easier. Here are the tools we’re using at Proposify to simplify and automate parts of our sales process and how we tie them all together. Software tools have become essential parts of our daily lives and businesses. Every department needs at least one good tool to aid their process,...
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  • New Feature Alert! Streamline Your Proposal Process With Streams
    In our never-ending quest to bring peace and order to the world of proposals, we’re excited to introduce our newest feature (and your newest secret weapon in the battle for business), Streams! Think of Streams like a sleek five-drawer filing cabinet within your pipeline. Streams gives you control over how you organize your pipeline, more accurate metrics, and...
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  • How to Sell an Agency and Find the Right Buyer
    It was one of the most important decisions of our lives: do we sell the company that’s been our source of livelihood for five years? The process took an arduous and brutal ten months, but nearly three years later, both my business partner and I can say with confidence that selling our web design agency was one of the best decisions of our lives. Headspac...
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  • How to Scale Your Agency
    If you own a small agency and you want to be more profitable, there’s nowhere to go but up. You have to scale your business. We’ve got nine steps to help you get your agency, and your team, on track for growth. I’ve often referred to my experiences running an agency with my business partner, Kevin Springer in this blog. We were small, and I kind of wore i...
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  • How to Qualify a Lead Before Sending a Proposal or RFP Response
    Want to know the ONE thing, THE most important thing, that will make your proposal process more successful? It’s this: Not every sales lead deserves a proposal. If you’re delivering a proposal to everyone you meet or speak with on the phone, you’re wasting valuable time and money. Chasing leads that have no chance of going anywhere distracts you from nurtu...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Pay Finder’s Fees for Business Referrals
    Finder’s fees, money an agency pays to someone for referring a new buyer, customer, or investor, can be a murky area. Does paying out finder’s fees make for good business manners or a bad business decision? “I know someone who needs your services. I’ll send them your way.” If you run a company, you’ve likely heard this from friends and people in your networ...
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  • It’s Closing Time with Five New Free Business Proposal Templates!
    We launched five new free sales proposal templates! They’ve been written and designed to help streamline your proposal process, and now they’re ready for you to download and customize to suit your business and client project. One of the perks of Proposify is our gallery of free business proposal templates. (Well, that and all the other cool time-saving, deal-c...
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  • What I Learned from Buying a Business for My Side Hustle
    Most people start their side hustle from scratch. They have an idea, they work to make it happen, and turn it into a business. I did things a little differently. For my side hustle, I bought an existing business, one someone else had started. Here’s what I learned about buying an established business and running it on the side. No business being in business L...
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  • When to Hire In-house vs. Outsourcing to Freelancers for your Agency or Startup
    When you’re starting out building an agency or startup, it can be costly to hire a team right out of the gate. Plus it might take awhile to understand what kind of full-time resources you’ll need long term. It’s important to find the right balance between hiring permanent employees and contracting freelancers at the right time. As a former agency owner and no...
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  • The Two Types of Marketers You Need on Your Marketing Team
    All marketers are not created equal and you don’t want them to be. Depending on their strengths and expertise, they bring different skills to the job and you need that range to make an effective impact. So what kind of marketers do you need to hire when building your team? Here’s what we did at Proposify. This post was inspired by a question from a reader of...
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  • Should You Join an Agency Partner Program?
    More than ever before, agencies are pivoting to focus exclusively on one software platform, offering consulting, training, and implementation for customers of that software. As someone who has both been an agency partner and offers an agency partnership program through Proposify, I’ll explore both the benefits and drawbacks. In many ways, it’s the perfect sym...
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  • Agency Website Do’s and Don’ts: Are You Making These Design Mistakes?
    Even great agencies, ones who do smart work for their clients, sometimes have the worst websites. It seems to be a classic case of “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes.” Too often agencies don’t practice what they preach to their clients, instead putting up bland, generic websites that never get optimized for conversion and are rarely updated. We review the best and worst of agency ...
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  • Your Client Said NO to Your Proposal. What to Do After Lost Sales.
    Rejection is a normal part of the sales process, but most people don’t know quite how to deal with losing a sale. Should you push ahead, pull back, or cry in the corner? Understanding the reasons behind the no, and what to do about it, can be the secret to closing your next deal. Subscribe on Youtube It’s not just toddlers who don’t like the word, ‘NO’ - no o...
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  • 13 Tips to Generate Leads from Conferences, Trade Shows, and Events
    The term ‘trade show’ likely conjures up visions of endless avenues of blue drapes, promotional stress balls, blank-faced exhibitors, and enough lanyards to lasso the entire Texas Stampede Rodeo. But what it should conjure up is ROI. Here are tips to get the most out of your next trade show. And by ‘most’, I mean LEADS. Subscribe on Youtube Having been both ...
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  • Introducing the New Proposify Mobile App!
    You asked (sometimes begged), we listened, and then we got down to business. Now you can monitor your sales while on the move with our new free Proposify iOS app! (Do I hear trumpets?) A Proposify Companion for Deals on the Go While the mobile app isn’t meant to replace your web app version of Proposify, it does give you instant access to the status of your pr...
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  • How to Generate New Leads for Your Sales Funnel, Fast
    You look at your sales pipeline and notice that it’s starting to dry up. Deals that were on the table have either closed or gone cold. If you don’t get some new sales leads in the door soon, shit’s going to hit the fan. We’ve all been there. I know I have. Here’s how to jumpstart your sales funnel and get new business in the door. Subscribe on Youtube DON’T P...

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