How To Run A Successful Sales Contest

This is a guest post by Bryan Talebi, VP of Sales at Bizzabo. Bizzabo is the world’s first event success platform. It helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites...

A Guide To Your First Cold Email Structure

How many times have you struggled to write your first cold email? A lot depends on your creativity, that’s for sure, and you can’t wait forever for inspiration. But the good news is that an effective first...

Startup Hiring: Your First Sales Hire

When founding teams need to scale their sales efforts beyond their first few clients, they need to hire a sales leader. This is a very risky and scary next step for founders as it’s a critical hire (often make...

The Advantages of Being a Female Seller

Women in sales hear a lot about the disadvantages faced by women in this male-dominated field. But it’s important to remember that women in sales also enjoy several advantages. At CloserIQ’s first Women in...

Want to Become a Sales Manager? Don’t Skip Team Lead

One of the most common topics salespeople discuss is if, when, and how they should move into sales management. This holds true for first year SDRs planning their careers as well as Senior Account Directors...

How to Implement Career Development for SDRs

A Sales Development Rep (SDR) can be one of the hardest jobs in sales, but it’s a great position for someone to learn about themselves and where they’re headed within a sales organization. While it is an entry...

How to Buy Sales Software

When I joined Abacus, I was the first business hire on a 5-person team. At the time we were trying to figure out how to structure the sales machine, the marketing machine, the support machine and almost...

How To Hire Salespeople

The only thing more important than hiring great front line managers is knowing how to hire salespeople. No amount of incredible management experience or training can overcome hiring the wrong people for the...

What European Startups Should Know Before Opening a U.S. Office

When deciding to open a U.S. office, there are many things to think about, both good and bad. It’s a big, exciting step and a defining moment in a European startup’s history.  As a Voice of Customer SaaS...

6 Easy Ways to Look for Intangible Qualities While Interviewing

Salespeople love numbers, period. So why is it that sales leaders often credit their gut when determining if someone will be a great hire? We interview salespeople differently depending on role, experience and...

Sales Coaching: How to Coach a High-Performing Rep

If you’ve ever had a rainmaker on your sales team, you know that a unique dynamic sometimes exists between you and your star-player. You also probably know how tempting it is to let your high-performer simply...

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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