One of our universal truths here at Holden Advisors is that there is one purpose for pricing in any organization. Do you know what it is? We hope you do. If you don’t, it is one of the things you will learn from our trailblazing pricing team as they blog about how to achieve breakout revenue (and profit) growth, finding short term pricing wins and long term growth, along with actionable tactics for prime profitability. We hope you will enjoy this dynamic corner of the website as much as we do.

Oh, and that one purpose for pricing: profit.

Top 3 Pricing and Sales Blogs of 2017

‘Tis the season for car commercials and countdowns.  I will spare you the sentimentality of the great American holiday car spots.  Instead, I bring you a bit of fun to close out this holiday season.  We’ve had a super year working on really complex and challenging pricing issues, discovering hidden value for clients, and working with sales people to protect… Read More

The Dangers of a Low Price

Richard HarringtonWritten by Richard Harrington

As I went to pick up my morning coffee this week, I saw a sign that made me chuckle. In the window of a Dollar Store was an advertisement for steak – a full steak for only a dollar! Would you buy steak for a buck? Would you go for all-you-can-eat sushi for the low price of $10? Any takers?… Read More

Do you deliver value that is not captured in price? Do you provide services that are under-appreciated by your customers? If you answered “yes,” you have lots of good company. We constantly see organizations miss the potential to capture value because of misaligned price metrics, offering extra services above and beyond contract agreements, all you can eat offerings, and poor… Read More

As a pricing professional, I always love to quote the study that a 1% improvement in price leads to 11% in operating profit, whereas a 1% increase in volume sold improves only by 3.3%[1]. If the business case for managing and improving price is so apparent, why don’t more companies do it? There are multiple factors why a price improvement… Read More

Pricing Priorities

Pricing Priorities: What is Really Worth Your Time?

Posted 23 Aug, 2017 | Posted in: Newsletter, Pricing | Tagged: , ,
Ellen QuackenbushWritten by Ellen Quackenbush

Ask any salesperson what their most valuable asset is, and they will answer instantly—my time. Great sales people are really stingy about this scarce asset, always asking “Is this the best use of my time?” before they engage with a prospect, set up a sales call, or respond to an RFP. In sales terms, they qualify the opportunity before they… Read More