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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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I have been in this very situation a lot of times. You may need to move on. When selling you need to verify the person has budget when they are a prospect, early in the process. Your well beyond that point. If they don't have budget, you need to move up to the guy who does, altering the value...

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To help you with this, look at the offers on Box's website. There would be a sales support team for general questions and getting quotes and is basically the online sales. However, based on my experience, the biggest sales activity is probably focused on Business for the integration of Box with...

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I think you should look within network of other SEO companies that are a little bigger than you or communication agency who wants to increase its array of services. Then you need to find out what is different about you, what can your clients based add to them. If you are big enough, you might wan...

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Hi, I've got years of experience in sales and small business management. While not travel-focused, I may be able to help. Why are you so focused on a direct-sales approach? I know travel agents that frequently sell adventure travel products for operators. Have you properly analyzed all ...

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Instead of repeating the wisdom of others, I'll link to it below. Here is a great blog post on hiring your first salesperson: http://tomtunguz.com/when-to-hire-a-salesperson Also, Mark Suster has written a ton of great post on his blog about startup sales. http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/o...

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Option #1 (recommended): Use https://www.voiq.com/ and skip hiring someone. Option #2: Hire an SDR (right out of college, ex-athlete): and pay them an hourly rate as a consultant (3 month trial period). Pay them upon deals closing (commission % - the % will depend on your margins and the the ...

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Yes, a consistent sales process is vital so that you know where you are. You also want to know why you lost some orders and won others--I was over a decade into my career before I realized I had no idea why. And that's what lead to the change. You need to understand your numbers. You need to kn...

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Yes, exactly what Twilio is capable of. If you need it for just your business, this can be done using simple scripts. Routing is actually the easy part. Voicemails are a bit more involved but they have you covered: https://www.twilio.com/docs/howto/voicemail

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Setting up a proper accounting system should be your #1 priority. There are many services such as Webgility that will sync your inventory with Quickbooks, Xero, etc and all of your sales channels (ebay, ecommerce, etsy, etc).

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