Sales

Looking for the right sales person. Any suggestions?

Anonymous

October 24th, 2017

I have a personal care company. The product currently sells on Amazon and Etsy. I would like to move the brand into specific niche retailers/etailers. This requires a good sales person making the right connections. I’ve networked at events but haven’t found the right person yet. Any suggestions?

Jordan Jdogstoddard Growth Record, B2B & Enterprise Sales, Early Stage Team Growth, Productivity & Learning Methods

October 25th, 2017

Hi there,


How many employees do you have?


Typically if you're small the founder/co-founder is the sales person. There's different opinions on how long this period lasts. The higher the number of your average sale the longer it will likely last. Companies like Palantir (co-founded by Peter Thiel of PayPal) had the CEO doing sales meetings as recently as a few years ago, and he may still do some, and they're a billion dollar company. But their average sale amount is typically over $1MM.


Another measurement I've heard is that if your current ARR can support 5 full-time employees then it's time to hire a sales person. However, if you have seed funding you may have the capital to begin hiring a salesperson right away.


Recruiting websites you can use that specialize in providing talent to start ups:


InterviewNow.com

ziprecruiter.com

angelist.co

linkedin.com


Good luck!


Lientjie Maritz Human resources, Office management, Project planning, Staff training, Logistical, Event planning

October 25th, 2017

You have to start somewhere, let your candidates do a simple personality tests. It is also good if someone is well trusted with the products.

Kapil Hasija Business Head@ . Business Development Manager@ HCL, 8 years customer generation Exp.

October 25th, 2017

Look for fmcg industry sales guy or territory manager. You can approach any placement to get you some fmcg sales peraon bio data serving in your area. You can directly talk to them if they can distribute your products to retailers on commision. You can connect

Luke Nealley I Build Bridges between Brands & Buyers

October 25th, 2017

Why not sell on your own store? Would be happy to talk about what this looks like.

Nkenla Ymele Ivan Armel Ludovic Business analyst

Last updated on October 25th, 2017

i'm certainly the right person for your goals. let talk more about it...

Chidimma Nwosu Director Strategy Defini Allure Mart

October 26th, 2017

I can partner with you if you can discuss the products with me. You can send me a mail (definiallure@gmail.com).

Sharon Kalinde Aspiring Entrepreneur

October 28th, 2017

Have you tried online workers who have specialized in online marketing?