Testing a New Ideal Customer Profile
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by Mark Elliott
5d ago
We talk to many entrepreneurs that are thinking about testing new ideal customer profiles. These new ideal customer profiles may be outside of their typical customers. While it is good to be focused on your main ideal customer profile it is okay to test new ICPs. You may have had some inbound leads or even […] The post Testing a New Ideal Customer Profile appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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Hiring Your First B2B Sales Person
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by Mark Elliott
1w ago
This past week I moderated a panel for the Innovation Factory on hiring your first B2B Sales person.  We had a great panel including Jordana Matsos from hirequity, Shelia Fung from Uvaro, and Antonio Michael Downing from Conestoga. There was a spirited discussion with about 25 entrepreneurs and hiring managers. Here are a few of […] The post Hiring Your First B2B Sales Person appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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Be Careful of New Shiny Things
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by Mark Elliott
1M ago
One of the pitfalls for start-up founders is to get distracted by new shiny things.  This could also be known as shiny object syndrome. This essentially means you see a new tactic, strategy, or target market and change right away. I had a client where we would agree on a sales strategy and when we […] The post Be Careful of New Shiny Things first appeared on VA Partners. The post Be Careful of New Shiny Things appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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An Ideal Customer Profile is Key for Start-up Sales
Venture Accelerator Partners » Sales Strategy
by Mark Elliott
1M ago
One of the keys to success for B2B start-up sales is having the right ideal customer profile. I often hear from start-ups that they sell to everyone or they don’t want to limit it as they don’t want to miss-out on deals.  The reality is that by not being focused or targeting niche segments you are […] The post An Ideal Customer Profile is Key for Start-up Sales first appeared on VA Partners. The post An Ideal Customer Profile is Key for Start-up Sales appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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Driving Local, In-Market B2B Product Sales   
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by Steve Gruber
3M ago
Driving local, in market, B2B product sales can be difficult for many small businesses, which is where we can help. For this blog I thought it would be interesting to write about the work we are doing for one client that has a construction type product with an installation component and our thoughts on how […] The post Driving Local, In-Market B2B Product Sales    first appeared on VA Partners. The post Driving Local, In-Market B2B Product Sales    appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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Part-Time BDR
Venture Accelerator Partners » Sales Strategy
by Mark Elliott
3M ago
One of the most popular of our sales offerings is our Part-time BDR. With BDR being short for Business Development Representative.  Many entrepreneurs are great at taking opportunities from the discovery call to close, but they don’t have time, or fall short of doing the work required before a discovery call. At VA Partners we like […] The post Part-Time BDR first appeared on VA Partners. The post Part-Time BDR appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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Ask the Experts: Sales Automation and AI
Venture Accelerator Partners » Sales Strategy
by Stacey Kerslake
4M ago
Our sales experts are back to answer a very topical question, what are you seeing with sales automation AI in 2024? Let’s explore what these sales experts had to say, as the world of sales automation AI continues to grow and flourish. Tim Davison- Togetherall While there is a role for AI at Togetherall, both […] The post Ask the Experts: Sales Automation and AI first appeared on VA Partners. The post Ask the Experts: Sales Automation and AI appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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Ask the Experts: Sales Insights for 2024
Venture Accelerator Partners » Sales Strategy
by Stacey Kerslake
4M ago
With an ever changing sales landscape, we have once again sought out the expertise of a few sales experts to share their sales insights into 2024 and what the world of sales will look like in the year ahead. This year, we asked our expected “what sales tactics or strategies will sales teams put more […] The post Ask the Experts: Sales Insights for 2024 first appeared on VA Partners. The post Ask the Experts: Sales Insights for 2024 appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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In-Person Sales Are Back, In Some Cases
Venture Accelerator Partners » Sales Strategy
by Mark Elliott
5M ago
In-person sales are back again.  I would like to preface that and say that virtual or remote sales should likely still rule for start-ups.  That being said, it is a good time to find some opportunities for in-person sales activities. Here are a few activities for both sales leaders and sales team members. Sales Meetings […] The post In-Person Sales Are Back, In Some Cases first appeared on VA Partners. The post In-Person Sales Are Back, In Some Cases appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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B2B Sales Hiring and Recruiting
Venture Accelerator Partners » Sales Strategy
by Mark Elliott
5M ago
I recently had the pleasure of hosting a Communitech Sales Leaders P2P session on sales hiring and recruiting. It was a panel discussion with Gary Good, Global Talent Acquisition Manager at Miovision and Rhys Metter, Partner at SalesForce Search.  There were some prepared questions as well as a number of questions for the audience on […] The post B2B Sales Hiring and Recruiting first appeared on VA Partners. The post B2B Sales Hiring and Recruiting appeared first on VA Partners ..read more
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