Sales Focus Inc. is the pioneer and leader in intelligent “Sales Outsourcing Solutions.” Since our companies founding in 1998, we have operated with the belief that accountability on both a personal and professional level is what creates a true foundation for growth. Our founder and CEO, Tony Horwath, has stood steadfastly by this sentiment. As a result, it has been deeply ingrained into not only our corporate culture but also within the relationships that we nurture and develop with our clients.
In order to maintain such a strong corporate culture with sales teams established in a wide range of locations across the United States and globally, our executive team must lead and motivate from top to bottom. Getting an entire organization to stay accountable on a personal and business level requires strong and effective leadership, and that is what Sales Focus delivers.
Our team of sales management executives comes from diverse backgrounds, with extensive experience throughout every level of the sales process. Their strength in communication and “Above the Line” mentality is the force that powers not only their own internal growth but also that of our clients.
Outside sales refers to face to face sales with your customers. An outside sales team meets directly with the prospect in a face-to-face sales approach. The outside model still must conduct much of the selling virtual. However, the outside sales professional develops and manages the relationship on a personal face to face basis. Knocking doors, conducting face-to-face cold calls, and attending networking events are all requirements for a successful outside sales team.
Inside Sales, sometimes referred to as virtual sales, is a sales team or person who does all their selling via electronics. Telephone calls, emails, webinars, etc., but they never meet face to face with the prospect/client. Inside sales can be very effective with a specific product or service that needs a large buying audience and a low investment. Inside sales typically conducts the full life cycle of sales, from lead generation to closure.
Whereas the above examples of inside and outside sales outsourcing imply that the outsourcing firm will adopt the entire process from recruiting to directing, co-sourcing offers the option of keeping your existing sales agents but having them managed by the outside firm.
Entering a new market even domestically can be a daunting task. Entering a new market on an international scale, when taking into account different time zones, languages, regulations and consumer habits can seem impossible. We are approached constantly by businesses who wonder how they can expand their reach and turn an idea into a reality.
Sales Outsourcing is the transfer of responsibility of the business sales process to an outside company to develop a dedicated sales team to represent a product or solution directly to the customer of the organization. The Sales Outsourcing company will have the responsibility of hiring, training, and managing the sales team as if they were an extension of your organization and presenting themselves as your brand to the customer.
The answer will vary, but generally speaking, what we have seen since our company’s inception is that our clients typically fall within one of three categories.
Of course, the above is just a small snapshot into some of the many reasons why a company would consider outsourcing their sales process, but it has by and large held true throughout the years. A more concise way of saying it would be that outsourcing allows companies to focus on their core competencies while having the outsourcing company provide support in areas where they may not have direct experience or knowledge. Outsourcing also allows for scalability, speed to market, and staff flexibility, where an outsourcing company may supplement a portion of the work if the workload is heavy and the company does not want to increase staff levels.
Are there any risks of outsourcing? There are risks in all business relationships. The key to reducing risk is to find a reputable outsourcing partner that has a substantial history in your industry and experience with methods of conducting business process. It is essential to have a close, transparent relationship with your outsourcing partner. The outsourcing partner must become an extension of your business.
Since our founding in 1998, we have worked with hundreds of companies, hired and managed tens of thousands of sales professionals, and generated well over $1Billion in revenue for our clients. Our longevity in this industry and 97.8% customer satisfaction rating speaks for itself and separates us from the competition.
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A startup’s wellbeing is anchored on how well it can sell its product. When individuals untrained in sales handle this aspect of business, things do not often go well. Startups have a lot to gain from outsourcing sales, with their success being just one. However, there is a right and wrong way of outsourcing sales, and startups will do well to do it right the first time.
As a startup, you and your team may not be familiar with the ins and outs of sales. This is why your most crucial decision is the outsourcing company you work with. How should you choose a partner in sales? What should you look for in a sales team?
Likewise, you may be curious about the success rate of startups who outsource sales. How much did they invest in sales outsourcing? What are the risks? Does sales outsourcing affect the company’s values?
Startups who are just starting understandably have a lot of questions and doubts about the benefits of outsourcing sales. This detailed guide to outsourcing sales for startups will not only tell you the benefits of sales outsourcing but also every tip you need to ensure your success in sales.