As an organization of expert VP of Sales “builders” our nationwide team of Advisors not only provides sales strategy, but we also roll up our sleeves to build sales infrastructures that break all-time sales records. This includes taking on the work with running sales teams, such as: hiring, training, conducting weekly sales meetings, creating compensation plans, setting metrics and holding the team accountable." Mark Thacker, President of Sales Xceleration. With over 2600+ years of collective VP of Sales experience, Sales Xceleration provides a proven business model that enables Advisors to perform as outsourced VP of Sales entrepreneurs, while providing businesses cost-effective access to a first-class talent pool of Advisors and industry-leading sales tools. Find the VP of Sales Advisor in your area to understand how they can help you break your all-time company sales record.

Helping hand reaching out to a new sales manager to teach success

4 Tips for Succeeding as a New Sales Manager

What do skilled sales professionals and effective managers have in common? Frankly, not much. And when someone leverages sales skills to gain success in a management role, it’s not just a new job title — it’s a whole new world.
I learned this lesson when I was promoted to sales manager. I’d been an integral part of the sales team, but once I became responsible for managing the team, instead of executing the strategy, my relationship with my colleagues transformed.

Sales and Marketing sitting down to have a strategic meeting

3 Ways to Smooth the Friction Between Sales and Marketing

Of all the departments within a small business, perhaps no two have a more dysfunctional relationship than sales and marketing. Different surveys reveal different reasons for this, but the most common culprit is poor communication. The sales team might believe marketing should provide better leads, while marketing might think sales should do a better job closing the leads it does generate.

Sales team discussing strategies for seasonal fluctuation in their business

Sales Tips and Strategies for Business Facing Seasonal Fluctuations

Every business has its challenges. But when your sales cycle is seasonal, it introduces a host of unique issues that can threaten a company’s bottom-line sustainability and inhibit future growth. When you have uneven periods of sales and annual revenue depends on a narrow window of opportunity, planning carries a higher risk of being off-target and misdirecting cash flow. The reality is that if your season doesn’t go well, the whole year can be lost.

How to Design A Sales Compensation Plan that Rewards Performance and Boosts Revenue

In my 30-plus years as a sales executive and sales leadership consultant, I’ve identified a critical error most sales organizations make: not crafting a sales compensation plan that effectively motivates and rewards performance as it drives bottom-line financial results. One reason for this persistent problem is that most companies don’t appreciate the uniqueness of the…