How Providing Qualitative Support Improves Sales Team Performance

A good sales manager knows that to ensure their team is working at a certain caliber they have to track performance using quantitative metrics. A great sales manager recognizes that providing hands-on support...

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...

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...

How Daily Growth Standups Improve Team Communication

In a startup it’s important to understand team context, not just your individual role in the funnel. At PersistIQ, we used to have separate meetings between sales, marketing and customer success. However, this...

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 Build A Lead Qualification Process

One of the biggest problems companies deal with is figuring out what a qualified lead is. Going after a bad lead wastes time and resources, and every company ultimately wants to be as efficient as possible...

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...

When To Merge Your Sales And Post-Sales Teams And How To Do It

Movable Ink made an unorthodox shift last year: We merged our sales team with our post-sales team. A risky move? Sure—but it really helped us grow our existing accounts and bring on new business. This strategy...

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 A Sports Combine Makes The Sales Hiring Process Efficient

As a startup trying to grow our sales team quickly, we were spending too much time recruiting but not getting great results. Time is our most valuable asset, so we had to find a more efficient way to hire. A...

3 Sales Contest Ideas to Motivate Your Team

My introduction to sales came when I was 17-years-old, selling novelty t-shirts outside of Fenway Park. While that job had its own set of challenges, I can say the monotony that comes with day-to-day cold...

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...

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