Advice for Hiring Your First Sales Manager

We all want our business to thrive, and for sales to go through the roof every month. There are ways of making sure you generate reliable leads and sales on a regular basis. One way is to hire staff to do the selling for you. Here are some tips for hiring your first sales team.

It is important to remember that your first salesperson should always be yourself! Nobody knows your business or products better than you do, so you should be able to understand exactly what your own sales process should look like and how it should work.  It is a good idea to sell your own product or service at least a few times so you can see from a customer point of view what is good and what is not so good. You should be passionate about your products!

Your first sales manager should definitely be an expert in selling, and the right sales hire for a new business should be someone who can not only find you leads, but talk to prospective customers and convert leads into sales into revenue.  It needs to be someone with management skills, as it is highly likely they will be working alone to begin with until they begin generating enough income for you to expand the sales team more.