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We are experts in business development for consulting, financial, professional services firms and technology companies.

For the past 20+ years the SAGE team has worked with industry leading firms - including Accenture, IBM Global Services, AMA Financing, KPMG and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

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What we do

We work with clients to achieve breakthroughs in building the marketing, selling and relationship management skills of their people.

We specialize in two areas:

1) Training professionals how to market themselves, sell work, and manage relationships. We have worked with hundreds of firms and thousands of professionals.

2) Coaching firms to develop the marketing programs, sales processes and account development methods that grow revenue.

Personal Coaching from SAGE:
We work one on one with individuals for 8 hours of personal training and coaching to achieve breakthroughs in their personal marketing and professional selling performance.

Together, we find the right direction and the right means to pursue it. That way you can be even more successful at your practice right away.

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The Anatomy of a Lost Sale...

How to Avoid Losing
Your Next Major Client Opportunity

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The Anatomy Of A Lost
By Allan Boress & Michael Cummings

It's no secret: Consultants, financial and technical professionals don't know the best way to personally market themselves...

  • They invest in misguided "marketing" campaigns that don't create pre-sold leads...
  • They waste time creating proposals for clients who don't qualify...
  • They use "me-too" selling approaches that don't separate them from their competition...
  • And they hawk "features and benefits" of their services like a product salesperson.

In fact, after suffering several heart wrenching and severely demoralizing lost sales, one of the top firms in the world hired us to do an Anatomy of Their Lost Client Engagements. To their credit, they asked us to find out two things:

1) The root causes of their failures

2) And how to re-invent their business development process to win more sales

Through countless hours of interviews with their clients and vendors, we discovered 16 of the most common and crippling mistakes that their consultants and technical professional made in business development. And in uncovering their mistakes, we were then able to codify a set of best practices that now serve as the foundation for our training.

We will share of few of these mistakes and best practices on the next page. They are derived from a consulting environment, but most of the lessons (sadly) still need to be learned by all professionals...

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