Hiring your first sales person

For early stage businesses, your first sales hire is hard to do well. You don’t have a sales leader to help you confirm you have the right skills and temperament for the job. You’re not sure what to expect in terms of productivity…

Looking Ahead: Should We Make a Change?

Sales Compensation Focus, July 2010 – The economy appears to have taken a positive turn and many companies are starting to think about growth: hiring more sales reps, launching a new product, or breaking into a new market segment. One of the first questions that is raised when a company returns to growth mode, especially if there has been significant retrenching, is, “What should we do with our sales compensation plans?”