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Hello -- I've hired and grown both field sales representatives and inside reps for the last decade. I think the answer to this question depends on how your deals are currently won. If your deals are currently won over screen share or phone, it makes sense to hire the person on the west coast, and...

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You need leverage. The objection "you might not be around in awhile" is semi-valid but not a deal-killer. Something else was missed. "So are you saying you would NEVER, under any circumstances, work with a company less than a year old?" I'd go back to prospects who have turned you down and ask...

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You would want to hinge the purchase on a key feature that gives you a competitive advantage - and that is not fully incorporated in the trial version. I have advised SAAS Product Managers and your dilemma is certainly a shared one - getting customers to pick a) paid over free/basic/trial and b...

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The answer to your first question is pretty simple. Basically you are talking about doing an exclusive deal on a (hopefully pattented) item, or just slapping another companies logo on an item which would be a custom label or private label. White label usually refers to SaaS. Cases are all aro...

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Pipedrive has a free ebook about how to increase the conversion rate of your sales funnel. It's not explicitly about sales scripts as such, but there are some really interesting insights in there: http://pipedrive.com/ You should also check out 'How to Write Copy That Converts' by Ray Ewards for...

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There are a couple of routes you can take. You can research people with the background you are looking for in LinkedIn, post a job to indeed, recruit on indeed, network or hire a recruiter. There are pros and cons to each. Let me know if you'd like to chat about these options. I have experience d...

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but generally, these are not the types of businesses that venture capital pursues. Due to the risk they are taking, VCs generally want to see a large market (meaning $1B potential) and a significant return on their money (10 times return). However, you can l...

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Source: I founded www.buyads.com and www.isocket.com, which powers the direct ad sales for the web's best sites (like TechCrunch, AOL, Microsoft, etc) We hand invited the publishers that join our market because, as your question suggests, there is some threshold between who should and should not...

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There's obviously no way to ensure a sale through, but to increase the chance of sale through as much as possible would involve using a combination of several known marketing/psychological techniques. Some of these would require for you to have some control over the text of the mail sent. However...

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