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Supply chain issues and your sales pipeline

Need a computer chip? Good luck finding one right now—or any appliance, automobile or product that requires these tiny mechanical brains. Manufacturing slowdowns, shipping delays and other unexpected issues related to COVID-19 are wreaking havoc across businesses and industries. The…

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Meet our professional callers

Interested in a flexible, work-from-home position in B2B sales? Apply today as a Business Development Representative at Volkart May. Apply Now Until you’ve worked with us, it can be hard to visualize exactly how our professional callers spend their days,…

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Sales pipeline stalled? How to get more B2B leads

Do you have aggressive lead generation targets this quarter? Hard-to-reach prospects that digital campaigns can’t seem to convert? A sales team that’s pulled in too many directions to give cold calling the attention it deserves? These are just a few…

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Choose the best sales outsourcing company

As the economy expands and the post-COVID recovery begins, more B2B and medtech companies are considering outsourcing their sales prospecting activities. It’s a great way to use your internal resources wisely and quickly meet your lead generation goals. Is outsourcing…

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The importance of ongoing lead generation calling

Consistency is a challenge with any sales effort. Making calls daily. Contacting hard-to-reach decision-makers. Following up regularly to nurture cooler leads. In the right business development environment, callers embrace this routine as a challenge and aspire to reach new goals.…

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Why outbound calling works in medtech and healthcare

When medical device manufacturers, diagnostic test makers, pharmacies, laboratories and other healthcare companies reach out to us, many are considering lead generation calling for the very first time. Especially during COVID-19, when the pandemic restricted face-to-face interactions and traditional marketing…

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New leads: Why the first 24 hours matter

Last year, Volkart May callers generated 24,000 sales leads for our medtech and B2B clients. That’s 24,000 hand-offs from our team of outsourced business development reps to our clients’ sales closers. Our outbound calling campaigns routinely generate 10:1 or greater…

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How to build sales buy-in for outsourced lead generation

Inside sales outsourcing happens for a number of reasons. It adds capacity for startups and growing businesses. It lets in-house teams focus on growing relationships and closing deals. It provides specialized resources to accelerate results. Whatever the reason, before your…

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How to grow more B2B and medtech sales leads

Meeting your company’s sales goals starts by generating leads, but that’s really only a first step. To convert those interested prospects into closed sales, the marketing and sales teams need to collaborate and move each lead forward. In other words,…

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Real-world B2B calling metrics during COVID-19

Now more than ever, outbound calling fills a critical sales and marketing need. Every month, we crunch the numbers to look at what’s changed—and what hasn’t—as a result of COVID-19. Our summer report showed the first stage of the rebound,…

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Build your best sales prospecting toolkit

One way to recognize a true master of their craft is by the tools they bring to the job. Woodworkers have planes and chisels; artists have easels and brushes. Every occupation has specialized equipment that helps professionals accomplish their daily…

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Technology essentials for lead generation

We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary here at Volkart May. That got us reflecting on what’s stayed the same and what’s changed in the world of outbound calling. What remains consistent is the power of human conversation—one-to-one telephone calls—in the…

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What makes a good business development rep?

Business development representative (BDR). Inside sales representative. Sales development representative (SDR). Call center agent. No matter what the title, if you’re hiring or managing the team responsible for cold calling, sales prospecting, lead generation and lead nurturing, you know there…

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Four manufacturing success stories

Whether large or small, most manufacturers share a few common characteristics, especially when it comes to their sales and marketing efforts. Delivering high-quality sales leads and achieving aggressive sales and revenue goals takes time, talent and teamwork. At custom manufacturers,…

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How outbound calling benefits custom manufacturers

As a custom manufacturer, achieving your sales and revenue goals requires a robust set of tools. And while digital methods like email, ads and video have grabbed the spotlight in recent years, outbound calling continues to prove extremely valuable for…

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7 ways to improve your cold calling

If you work in technology, manufacturing, medtech or other B2B sectors, you know how difficult it can be to identify and engage busy decision-makers. VPs and C-suite stakeholders rarely make it easy to acquire their contact info; if you’re calling…

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Four must-haves for outbound calling success

Lead generation campaigns provide a powerful engine for B2B and medtech companies to achieve their sales and revenue goals. But, it’s a complex activity that requires ongoing coordination between the sales and marketing teams. Add in outside resources like a…

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