This one is the 8 of Hearts from the Selling Value card deck.
Oh, my gosh! If a buyer ever asked me to help them with a business case, I’m inside quietly jumping up and down rejoicing because they’re asking me to do what I would like to be doing with them anyway.
So, instead of me walking them through and convincing them that this is an important thing that they really want to know the answer to, they asked me. Oh, my gosh! And so, if they’ve asked me for help with a business case, what they’re really asking for is, how do I convince my executives that we should be spending money on this problem? Or a better way to say that is, how do I document the value of solving these problems? How much additional profit are we going to make because we spend money to solve these problems?
“If someone asks us to help them with the business case, don’t look at that as a chore. Look at that as a golden opportunity because they just asked us to do what we really should be doing with them anyway.”
– Mark Stiving
That is such a phenomenal place to be because inherent value, the value of solving the problems, is the piece of the puzzle that we as salespeople so rarely spend a lot of time on, and yet we should. Because not only does it help our buyer when they’re trying to sell it internally, it helps them when they’re trying to justify the pricing or spending the money on solving this problem. But it also helps us build a relationship with our client because we’re demonstrating to them, we understand their problems.
So, absolutely, if someone asks us to help them with the business case, don’t look at that as a chore. Look at that as a golden opportunity because they just asked us to do what we really should be doing with them anyway.
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