Beyond Just a Number: 4 Skills Sellers Can Learn this Year

One of the core attributes hiring managers at growing companies look for in new sales hires is “intellectual curiosity”. It usually tops the list alongside things like coachability, social awareness, and...

Moving From Transactional Sales to Enterprise Sales

At the beginning of your company’s life, it’s likely that you’ll focus on transactional sales. If you’re selling B2B, these clients are generally SMEs with a buying cycle of 60 days or less. Small deals can be...

6 Tips for Promoting Wellness in the Workplace

Modern technology means that we’re constantly connected and bombarded with stimuli. In the high-growth startup environment, the intensity is even greater. HR professionals have the obligation to promote...

What Investors Are Looking For: 5 Suggestions For Sales Teams

As a VC firm focused on early-stage B2B startups, we pay a lot of attention to the revenue generation strategies of prospective investments. Most of the issues we’ve come across in the first 1-2 years of...

Go-to-Market Sales Strategies for Early Stage Startups

Launching your product and generating revenue for the first time is always scary. The first time you put your pricing model up against a customer for the first time, anything can happen. Is it too much? Too...

3 Pillars for Building Your Sales Training Program

Building a training program during the early stages of a startup can be daunting. When you’re starting out with only a few sales reps, it’s easy to have them figure it out on their own as opposed to buckling...

Building a Double-sided B2B Marketplace

Although Seamless/Grubhub is now better known for B2C services, when I came on in 2004 the business was exclusively B2B, which is what I focused on during my almost nine years there. My team signed up...

How to Develop Enterprise AEs From Within

At Parse.ly, we view our sales team as analytics consultants. Our sales process and product are complex so the required skill sets for an Account Executive are very high. Top performing AEs have an in-depth...

5 Strategies For Healthcare Enterprise Sales

You may have a product that will revolutionize healthcare, but how do you sell it to health systems and executives that are bombarded with the “next big thing?” First and foremost, you must find out where your...

5 Exercises to Give an Enterprise BDR Candidate

Enterprise BDRs can be difficult to hire because setting qualified appointments at the enterprise level requires a high degree of strategic thinking, sales acumen and industry experience. We’ve interviewed...

How Google Duplex Could Disrupt Sales

Google showcased Duplex at its I/O 2018 Keynote just a few days ago. Duplex is a new technology that allows Google Assistant to make phone calls on your behalf. CEO Sundar Pichai played a clip of Duplex...

How to Retain Top Sales Talent

There’s no silver bullet for retaining top sales talent – the tactics vary depending on what motivates each individual. The biggest mistake you can make when trying to retain a top performer though is...

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