The search for a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) can be long and expensive, and even more so if the wrong person is chosen and there’s an influx of instability. Therefore, while taking the time to fill the CMO position with the right person, a fractional executive combined with a team of subject matter experts (SMEs) can keep a company moving forward during the CMO search. This is where the Atomic Revenue and IPRO collaboration began.
When your B2B company provides value to its customers and they reward you by remaining loyal and referring others, you increase the value of your business. That’s why you got into business in the first place, right? Now, the hard question – do you know the valuation of your company today and how to increase that valuation year-over-year until you’re ready to exit? Most business owners feel they know the answer to this, but when it’s time to start exiting, they’re unpleasantly surprised.
In 2019, when Brian Peterson joined Atomic Revenue as a consultant, Atomic Revenue was growing at a rapid pace – from a nationwide, entrepreneurial team of seven, then twelve, then on to 42 within a year. There was no doubt, with our rapidly growing company and unusual structure, we needed his expertise and skillset to develop an operations and finance strategy, and a fine-tuned structure to support revenue growth.
When Atomic Revenue met the AIE management team in 2019, the company was facing a myriad of challenges, including, but not limited to, the fact that most revenue was tied to one client who was contemplating a reduced contract. AIE, also known as Alternatives in Engineering, also had a confusing brand identity, a website security issue, a longer sales cycle than most, trade show spend that was not paying off, and a multi-generational family leadership team taking over the company. Then the pandemic hit, and their largest client did, in fact, minimize their service contract.
Atomic Revenue’s expertise centers around the emerging discipline of Revenue Operations, which combines strategy and tactics for lead generation, sales conversion, and customer advocacy that results in full profit potential. We align all the parts of a business (as many as 130!), measure all outcomes, and empower people through process and data for end-to-end revenue production™ to help companies reach their ultimate objective — real, sustainable growth. So why did we choose to run on EOS when we already help our clients in the same cadence?
In the modern business world, there are certain terms and phrases related to data that are important yet poorly understood because they’re often misused or made to seem overly complex. I’ve clarified the meaning of some of this terminology before, and today I want to talk about one specific adjective that you’ve probably seen countless times on LinkedIn, company websites (including this one), and business publications from Forbes to Fast Company: data-driven.
The beauty of the EOS® model is that it provides consistent, repetitive guidelines and tasks that help you streamline how you monitor your business’s success through habit development. By using your EOS-compatible scorecard to set up your goals and keep them consistent, you’ll eventually track your actions out of habit, without thinking about the tracking aspect. It becomes second nature when you switch from thinking about HOW your tasks are tracked to accepting that the data IS tracked. This allows you to focus on developing actionable plans based on the reported data.