How to build a CRM in Excel
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How to build a CRM in Excel

Learn how to build a CRM in Excel, and use our free downloadable Excel CRM template to make it happen in minutes. We break down a simple 4-step process to start keeping track of your leads, including some key tips to effectively using Excel as your CRM lead tracking system.
Steli Efti
9 min read
4 best CEO email finders + how to find executives with no info
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4 best CEO email finders + how to find executives with no info

The easiest way to contact CEOs you don’t know is by using a CEO email finder. Here are the best tools at your disposal, with an in-depth look at their features, cost, and capabilities.
Steli Efti
10 min read
10 best sales cadence builders + 6 steps to choose the right one
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10 best sales cadence builders + 6 steps to choose the right one

Compare features and set up with the top sales cadence software options, including Close, SalesLoft, Outreach, Mailshake, VanillaSoft, and more. Plus, learn how the right outreach channels, easy segmentation, and personalization options should factor into your decision.
Steli Efti
10 min read
Ultimate guide to sales coaching: strategies, tips & tools to win
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Ultimate guide to sales coaching: strategies, tips & tools to win

The goal of effective sales coaching is to teach your team to hit consistent home runs. See how a coaching strategy starts with foundational sales content, how to divide your team for better coaching, and why live call coaching matters for your reps.
Steli Efti
13 min read
13 alternatives to RocketReach that generate quality leads
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13 alternatives to RocketReach that generate quality leads

Learn about the best alternatives to RocketReach to find emails, phone numbers, and other contact details to help you build business relationships and generate leads.
Steli Efti
10 min read
Top 15 sales coaching platforms to develop a high-performing team
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Top 15 sales coaching platforms to develop a high-performing team

Sales coaching involves having the right data, visibility, and tools. Live call coaching platforms, like the one included in Close CRM, help you build reps’ skills in real-time, while coaching strategy tools, like Ambition or MindTickle help you build the foundation for long-term improvement.
Steli Efti
9 min read
Top 13 call monitoring tools + how they boost your team’s performance
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Top 13 call monitoring tools + how they boost your team’s performance

Call monitoring software allows managers to get a clear look at their team’s performance, and coach them based on real data. Learn more about the top call monitoring tools for sales teams, support teams, and call centers.
Steli Efti
21 min read
Building the ultimate sales stack: 30 tools you should know
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Building the ultimate sales stack: 30 tools you should know

Which tools should be part of your sales stack? Here are 30 of the top tools sales teams are using right now, with tips on how to choose the right tools for your specific sales process.
Amy Copadis
24 min read