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Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies, is a recognized sales strategist in the highly competitive B2B marketplace. She helps her clients crack into corporate accounts, speed up their sales cycle and win more contracts.

In 2007, she launched the Sales Shebang , the web's #1 resource & 1st conference for smart, savvy women who sell to the corporate market.

Jill is often featured in top business publications such as The New York Times, Business Journal, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Sales & Marketing Management, Rain Today, Marketing Profs and Selling Power as well as countless online magazines.

As a frequent speaker at national sales meetings and association events, Jill provides fresh perspectives and a much-needed wake up call to sales organizations. Her Selling to Big Companies website, industry-acclaimed blog and popular e-newsletter are filled with breakthrough strategies, serious provocation and practical how-to advice.


Selling-to-Big-Business expert to be featured in Twin Cities' only magazine focused on ethnically diverse small businesses

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St. Paul, Minnesota, July 31, 2007Jill Konrath, a leading-edge sales strategist and business adviser, has agreed to serve as a columnist in Business Nation magazine starting in September 2007. Business Nation is a Twin Cities-based publication that is focused specifically on Minnesota’s 27,000 small businesses of color and is the only business magazine in the metro region with an multicultural editorial strategy.

"I'm excited to be writing a column in Business Nation," said Konrath. "Many small business owners and entrepreneurs struggle with selling to big companies. I'm looking forward to helping them with practical suggestions that can help them crack into corporate accounts, speed up their sales cycle, shorten time-to-profitability on new product launches and increasing revenues."

Her column will contain advice for small business owners and other entrepreneurs of color on selling to large companies. Her articles will focus primarily on selling to the corporate market. She'll be writing about sales topics such as cold calling, dealing with voicemail, handling objections, creating account entry campaigns and other selling techniques.

Konrath is a Twin Cities-based author, lecturer, consultant and business owner. Her book, Selling to Big Companies , is consistently an Amazon Top 25 seller. Konrath's consulting firm has worked with such well-known corporate giants as 3M, General Mills, Medtronic, UnitedHealthcare, Imation, RSM McGladrey and Hilton.

Several years ago, Konrath started to make her knowledge and expertise available to entrepreneurs, services providers and independent professionals. In creating this web portal, she became a highly sought after adviser to this growing market segment. Her knowledge will be put to good use at Business Nation. “Virtually every business of color in Minnesota is a small business,” said publisher Jae Bryson, “so we are pleased to have Jill’s particular expertise available to our readers.”

About Jill Konrath
International sales strategist Jill Konrath frequently speaks to corporate sales forces and industry associations. She's often featured in top business magazines including The New York Times, Business Journal, Entrepreneur, Sales & Marketing Management, and Selling Power as well as countless online publications. She's been a guest of Entrepreneur Radio, Sales Rep Radio, Small Business Trends and more. Two years ago, Konrath was selected as a FAST 50 semi-finalist by FAST Company magazine for creating a web resource for small business owners. She was also selected as a "Women Changemaker of the Year" by the Business Journal of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Konrath’s well-known blog, is read by thousands each week and she is a featured writer for the award-winning Duct Tape Marketing webblog.

About Business Nation
Business Nation is a regional magazine that serves minority-owned small business in the Twin Cities area. Edited by Jae Bryson and Dia Satori, it profiles investors of note and features articles on finance and on best practices.

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