by James Ker-Reid - November 8, 2019

Get the work done: a look at External Sales Consultants

If you’re looking for experience but don’t want to take someone on in a permanent role, a freelancer might be the ideal solution. Maybe you’re growing faster than you can recruit or have a one-off project needing extra people power.

The benefits of doing this are plentiful. Here are five that Sales for Startups have picked out:

  • Numbers orientated – notably motivated to stimulate profit
  • Minimal training, fast returns – serious experience enabling effectiveness from day 1
  • Up-to-the-minute thinking – abreast of the latest sales industry theory, models and strategies
  • Helicopter view – contribute advice and insight, having seen what works and what doesn’t elsewhere
  • Buy time – trial new approaches, strategies and processes, and grow your permanent team in a considered manner

The key thing about sales freelancers is that they DO the work. You are likely to receive advice along the way but they are primarily there to get a job done. This could be a strategy project, like developing your data science or software engineering, an interim position or replacement role.

Throughout November Sales for Startups are exploring all aspects of how temporary support can assist in developing tech companies’ sales. To read our eBook ‘The Different Types of Sales Support Available to Tech Companies’, packed full of practical information about how to make best use of what’s available, visit here.

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