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...

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...

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...

5 Sales Techniques That Help You Hire Top Talent

From startups to enterprise, companies are duking it out on the talent battlefield to attract and hire top talent. The number one reason that a ‘top’ candidate rejects an offer is due to their...

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...

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...

Best Practices for Managing a Fintech Inside Sales Team

Five months ago I joined Dataminr as their first ever VP of Inside Sales. For those who know me well know that I love a challenge, especially when it comes to building sales teams from the ground up. Although...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Building an Engineering-Centric Sales Organization

Back in January of this year, Atlassian acquired Trello for $425 million, making it one of the largest NYC startup exits in recent years. At the time of acquisition, Trello had 19 million users and a B2B sales...

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