The​ ​Best​ ​Practice​ ​Guide​ ​to​ ​Asking​ ​for​ ​Referrals

Most salespeople and entrepreneurs appreciate the power of referrals. Receiving a strong endorsement and warm introduction from an existing client is incredibly valuable. Referrals get your emails opened...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Use Social Selling the Right Way

Social selling is a popular buzzword in tech sales, but it’s often misunderstood and abused. Many salespeople try to use social media as a place to push their sales pitch to a wider audience, but that has...

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...

How to Optimize the Performance of Your SDRs

Your SDR team is the face of your sales team – the first point of contact and the best chance you have at scheduling qualified appointments that will lead to closed business. Though the SDR is often an...

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...

How to Bring Your Sales Management into the 21st Century

Before jumping into best practices for ensuring that you’re effectively managing reps to hit the ground running, opposed to stumbling, I want to start with a definition. Employee (noun): a person working for...

Selling to the Healthcare Market: Enterprise and Transactional Sales

Healthcare professionals are some of the most vital members of our society. If you want to sell technology to them, it’s crucial to build an understanding of their unique needs. At Ambra Health, we offer...

How to Develop Consultative Sellers Out of Transactional Reps

Do you remember your first day of college? Most likely there was excitement to start a new chapter in your life, but trepidation as you knew things would not be the same as they were in high school. College...

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