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...

3 Sales KPIs To Track When Onboarding New Hires

We all know how important it is to set the right metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for your salespeople. But what you might not know is how to choose which sales KPIs matter for onboarding new...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Training a New Sales Team? 5 Ways to Set Them Up for Success

If you run an early-stage startup, your first sales hires—and how you train and introduce them to your company—will set the tone for the next stage of your startup’s growth. After all, it’s likely...

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