How to Create an Amazing Sales Culture

Ever since my first day at SinglePlatform, I’ve always had the mentality of creating a culture where people love their job, and wake up every day excited to come to work. But easier said than done, right...

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...

4 Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team

Growing a company is a team effort – but that won’t stop your sales and marketing teams from pointing fingers and blaming each other for your business’s revenue shortcomings. In my career, I’ve managed...

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...

9 Qualities Needed to Become A Sales Manager

You see the same thing over and over again: highly motivated reps in high growth startups that all want to get promoted to management. Many of them have the aspiration to get there, but don’t know what will...

How to Set Up an Outbound SDR Process

First and foremost, congratulations! If you are looking to build a sales development team, this means you’ve developed a product and have seen results.   Sales Development and marketing will be your two...

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...

Implementing a Sales Qualification Process as a New VP of Sales

As a new VP of Sales, there’s plenty to do in the first ninety days. This is particularly true if you’re joining a young company, where sales processes might be somewhat chaotic. That was the case for me when...

What You Should Know Before Migrating To An SDR-AE Model

I’ll give it to you straight — making the transition from an end-to-end sales process to an SDR-AE model isn’t easy. It requires a significant investment of time and resources, two things we never have...

3 Cold Calling Obstacles You Should Be Avoiding

When attempting to gather new clients, there are many common roadblocks that salespeople stumble upon that make it even more difficult for their client to understand what they have to offer. Below are three...

9 Tips to Managing Stress in a Startup

Working in startup, it doesn’t take long to begin to experience the mental and physical wear of dedicating your entire livelihood to your job. Of course, as all things are, it’s about finding balance. So much...

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...

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