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Hi! I would be careful in compensating only by commission. This will give you the kind of sales reps you might not want. If you were to invest your time, would you not want to receive some kind of fixed fee for the invested time? Also, by paying commission based, you are telling the sales guy t...

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Salary surveys, talking to other people in similar positions are reasonable starting points. In my opinion, getting a competitive offer now and again (by interviewing elsewhere) is the easiest way to make sure that you're being adequately compensated.

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I'd highly recommend that you read http://saastr.quora.com/. Jason has written extensively on this subject and knows of what he speaks.

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I've had many "Advisors" over the years and I like to break them up into 2 groups. 1) Formal Advisors These are people who strategic insights into the business and would create value for the company by having them listed on our site, and have access to them in an ongoing way. I typically engag...

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HelIo, I personally recently raised $1.2M seed investment for my own startup after one year of networking events, startup competitions and pitch sessions. Today I work for a network of 800 US Family Offices as external advisor. We are looking to invest in US based companies for series A,B,C round...

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There's a lot to consider. For a lead generation deal to be fair to both parties though, a fee for *qualified* leads needs to be in place whether the lead converts or not. Notice there's a big distinction between "qualified" and "quality." If someone sends you 50 *qualified* leads and you only c...

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Most advisors get between .25% to 1%. 1% assumed they are VERY important and will be active in either recruiting or raising capital (2 of the most important areas). Advisors don't do it for the equity - at least they shouldn't - what they want more than anything is recognition from you publicly...

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Before we dive into the equity,salary and such. Motivation and retention begins with the CEO. Ask yourself what is the culture of the company? If you don't know anything about culture then start with the basics: 1. Do you value employee opinions? Do you ask for others opinions? 2. Do you encour...

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Hi, If you were going to sell the business, the first thing a knowledgeable buyer (or investor) would do is normalize the wage expense vs. fair market. If you and the other founders are not paying yourselves what you would earn working for a stranger, then your financial statements are meaningle...

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Depends on the vertical your business is in, the seniority of the candidate and the geography/ territory. This is strictly shooting from the hip to get your headspace into options: The compensation and KPIs should be twofold triggers, that is to say: 1. They determine rewards and incentives 2...

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