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Earlier today, vSpring Capital released the 2010 class of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs, also known as the v100.

Brandt Page, CEO and Founder of Launch Sales and Marketing made the list, rubbing shoulders with such individuals as:

  • Tim Sullivan (President and CEO of Ancestry.com)
  • Josh James (co-founder of Omniture)
  • Rick Alden (CEO of Skullcandy)
  • William Borghetti (CEO of SendSide Networks)
  • Adam Slovik (CEO of RemedyMD)
  • Ragula Bhaskar (President and CEO of FatPipe Networks).

According to vSpring Capital, the v100 identifies and recognizes “entrepreneurs with Utah ties who are most likely to experience successful venture returns…in the next five to seven years in the IT (information technology) or biotech industries.”

Launch helps technology companies increase their sales pipelines by qualifying leads and scheduling appointments with decision makers at the companies that Launch’s clients want to do business with.

Here’s to an exciting five to seven years!

Further details can be found at the Salt Lake Tribune.

Launch Sales and Marketing met with a group of sales professionals yesterday to walk through some tips on how to increase sales appointments in cold calls.

Some of those keys include

  • Knowing how to talk to gate keepers
  • Engaging the decision maker
  • Shifting your cold call times
  • Preparation for cold calls
  • Using the power of emails for cold calls

Here is the presentation from that training.

A couple weeks ago, Brandt Page spoke to a group of students on principles successful entrepreneurs follow.

Couple Launch Sales and Marketing‘s amazing success scheduling qualified appointments and performing lead generation for their client’s with Brandt’s strict adherence to the principles outlined in this address, and the result is Launch’s explosive growth.

Thanks to MediaOne of Utah for filming and sharing the video and to Vimeo for hosting it.  Just click on the image below to view the video.

Brandt Page, CEO of Launch Sales and Marketing will be the keynote speaker at the Student Business Summit‘s portion of The Governor’s Utah Economic Summit.

The Summit is going to be all day on March 29 at the Grand America in Salt Lake City.

They are also giving out FIVE GRAND to a student at the Student Shark Tank, and Brandt was invited to be on the panel of judges.

If you are wanting to go to the full day Economic summit for a discount, click here Governor’s Utah Economic Summit Use PromoCode PC50 and get $50 off registration.

Launch has made it to two more publications.  UtahCEO magazine discussed the importance of Mentor Capital, using Launch as a poster child of why it is so vital to fast growth.

Utah’s Deseret News did an article mentioning how Launch’s explosive growth is helping one neighborhood’s growth.

For the UtahCEO article, click Sharing Wisdom’s Wealth

For the Deseret News article, click Waverly Station: Residents of new South Salt Lake development see it as wave of the future

American Express has selected Brandt Page, CEO at Launch Sales and Marketing LLC, to contribute to the global financial services leader’s OPEN Forum Pulse along with other preferred business leaders to offer advice to small businesses.  American Express created its OPEN Forum Pulse Twitter platform as an aggregate source of sound business information for small business owners.  Additionally, OPEN hopes to facilitate conversations between business owners to stimulate growth.  Mr. Page and Launch will offer sales and marketing tips to OPEN’s users and followers.

According to their site, the American Express OPEN platform “was designed for small business owners to search and learn from insightful, business-related tweets and share ideas with others.”

“It is an honor to be part of this group,” stated Brandt Page.  “Along with setting qualified appointments for our clients, Launch has been offering sales advice on Twitter to its almost 3,000 followers over the past year.  To be able to extend the impact of those tweets to small businesses who utilize American Express and its OPEN Forum Pulse is excellent.  It helps Launch with its core focus and mission of helping companies fill their sales pipelines.”

Twitter is becoming a great source of information for businesses and individuals alike. Launch utilizes Twitter to communicate sales tips and sales help to their followers on a daily basis. Launch Tips have included: keys to success for selling on the phone, how to network and create relationships, how to close more sales and schedule more qualified appointments, lead generation and qualification, as well as how to be a better entrepreneur.

More information on the OPEN Forum Pulse at http://pulse.openforum.com.  Twitter users can follow Launch at http://twitter.com/LaunchSales and Brandt Page at http://twitter.com/brandtpage .

Launch Sales and Marketing has published its first research paper!

Entitled “The Five Lethal Mistakes of Sales Professionals and How To Solve Them,” the FREE paper focuses on helping your sales teams achieve the following:

  • How to beat your competitors to your prospects
  • How to tap markets that are not looking for you
  • How to dramatically increase the probability of qualifying a prospect
  • How to increase the quality and quantity of your leads
  • How to leverage your own resources to increase your sales revenue.

In order to receive your FREE copy, click on the following image:

Utah CEO Magazine wrote an article spotlighting Launch Sales and Marketing, LLC.

This month’s cover article is on the Utah Student 25, where Launch placed sixth last month.  Both Launch’s president, Brandt Page, and the company were covered in detail in the magazine.

John Richards, the founder of the Utah Student 25, said he hoped the venture will “help the investment community see who the real business leaders of the future are.”

Here is what they Utah CEO wrote about Launch.

#6: Launch Sales and Marketing LLC
Founder: Brandt Page
Major: Communications
School: Brigham Young University
Founded: January 2009
Website: launchsalesandmarketing.com
Launch Sales and Marketing fills client sales pipelines with qualified appointments. Its sales professionals make 150 calls a day to businesses, creating 20-40 new sales opportunities each month for clients. Founder Brandt Page’s previous entrepreneurial effort took fourth and third place in the Entrepreneur of the Year awards at BYU in consecutive years and also landed in the top 10 for the Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge.

For the complete article, go to The Utah Student 25

Rising quickly to the top, Launch Sales and Marketing LLC is ranked 6th by The Utah Student 25 Awards that recognize the achievements of today’s top student entrepreneurs, the businesses they have created, and their economic impact.

Utah Student 25 last week announced 2009 winners to an audience of more than 300 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah Student 25 announced Launch Sales and Marketing as the 6th ranked top student founded business in the State of Utah.

“As the founder of Marketstar Corporation and managing director of Mercato Partners, I understand how targeted lists, lead qualification, and appointment setting are essential to sales growth.” States Alan Hall – Managing Director of Mercato Partners. “For emerging businesses, outsourcing these sales functions can really help accelerate growth. Launch Sales and Marketing is the right sales partner to accomplish these mission critical activities and it would be wise to utilize their services.”

Launch is known for filling the sales pipelines of their clients with qualified appointments and leads. Launch is able to find targeted lead lists that provide an essential piece of the sales process to make 100-150 calls per day per sales professional to create 20-60 scheduled appointments per month for their clients.

“I have watched hundreds of businesses struggle with finding, qualifying and meeting with new customers.” Said Joe Grover, Director of Junto Partners. “Launch Sales and Marketing brings the expertise, process and tenacity to get this job done efficiently and professionally. These guys are cold calling pros and using Launch to augment an internal sales team just makes sense. ”

2009 Utah Student 25 finalist companies employ more than 100 workers and collectively produce $3.9 million in annual revenue. The Utah Student 25 selects businesses based on revenue growth and profitability.

Brandt Page, CEO of Launch Sales and Marketing will present tips for selling on the phone at the Utah Technology Council on October 28.

From Utah Technology Council’s web site:

Join us to learn the Secrets of Success for Selling on the Phone with CEO of Launch Sales and Marketing LLC – Brandt Page. His company and expertise is focused on creating sales over the phone. From the initial cold call, to qualifying a lead, to scheduling an appointment and closing the deal. Come prepared to take notes that will help your sales team succeed.

We will discuss:
• How to prepare for a cold call (Scripting and Methodology)
• How to successfully schedule an appointment with a decision maker
• How to get appointments to stick
• Techniques on closing over the phone

Brandt Page has had the opportunity to speak multiple times about “How to succeed on the phone” to many entrepreneurial groups and has been mentored by some of Utah’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors, Alan Hall and Greg Warnock of Mercato Partners.

http://utahpulse.com/event/utc-sales-p2p-forum-0

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