Changing Career Paths: Where to Begin?

March 15, 2019

Making the leap into a new career can be exhilarating. It can also be intimidating and overwhelming – especially if you’ve been in your current role for some time or you are thinking about making a major change to something you’ve never done before. Whether you are entering a new industry, looking to develop new…

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Creating a Compensation Plan for SDRs

March 14, 2019

Over the past 9 years we’ve seen comp plans evolve dramatically from an all commission model to the 50/50 split with base paying increasing over 30% in a short timeframe.   The best comp plans that we’ve seen focus on creating factors that maximize the incentivisation for the employee while ensuring that the business can…

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5 Critical Questions to Ask When Considering a Counteroffer

March 14, 2019

Congratulations! You’ve just landed yourself a new job offer. Your resignation letter is typed up, signed and ready to go. But just as you go to hand it in, your boss throws you a curveball. Getting a counteroffer from a current employer can really muddy the waters and make for a much more challenging situation.…

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How to Help Your Sales Engineers Be Successful

December 6, 2018

On a successful sales team, the sales engineer should be fully integrated. This helps them to identify and understand the customer’s pain points and goals. Once the sales team determines the problem, they focus their efforts on building a relationship of trust with the customer. The sales engineer contributes to achieving this goal by bringing…

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Why did the Turkey break up with his girlfriend?

November 20, 2018

Q: Why did the Turkey break up with his girlfriend?   A: Because he couldn’t get to first baste!   Jokes aside, it’s scary and sometimes hard to make moves, especially around this time of year when family, friends, and food tend to take priority. Start small, maybe a Turkey Trot. It’s a sprint to…

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The Reinvention of HR: People Ops

October 18, 2018

Like it or not, traditional human resources as we know it is undergoing a tremendous transformation. In fact, many forward-thinking companies have already made the transition from HR to a new model known as People Ops. Whereas traditional HR departments focus primarily on compliance from a company perspective, People Ops places the emphasis on maximizing…

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How to Structure an SE Organization

October 16, 2018

How to Structure an SE Org   Successful sales engineering organizations take careful attention, meticulous planning and strategic coordination in order to flourish. However, structuring your SE organization so that sales engineers can work cohesively with reps, managers and other staff can be challenging. Part of the problem is that SEs tend to be spread…

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Tips for Hiring SEs

October 4, 2018

How much time and money are you wasting on your sales recruiting efforts? If you don’t have the right strategy in place from the start, you could easily be costing your company money. This can all be avoided with the right screening processes. Whether you are building an entire team of sales engineers from the…

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Why Should You Invest in SEs?

September 7, 2018

Thanks to minimal up-front costs, scalability and ease-of use and setup, most software as a service (SaaS) platforms have high initial sign-up rates. Getting customers to successfully integrate those platforms, on the other hand, can be quite challenging. Yet when it comes to B2B sales, successful integrations are highly indicative of a trial signup converting…

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A Day in the Life of a Technical SE

August 30, 2018

Technical sales engineers are a part of the general sales department, responsible for assisting with the sale and support of complex technological products. Because these individuals are both client-facing and internally-based, not only must they be super tech-savvy, but they must also be able to present their product in a way that makes sense to…

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