by Ben Klopfer
If you’re a small business owner, you may feel like you’re constantly juggling multiple roles. I’ve been there–and I know I certainly did!
We all have strengths in our own areas. Mine happens to be in sales. The majority of business owners, however, tend to be product, business, or industry experts and may entirely lack sales background and experience.
While sales are crucial to the success of any business, it can be difficult to find the time and resources to effectively manage sales while also running other aspects of your company.
This is where outsourcing a sales manager can come in handy! We don’t think twice about outsourcing a part-time bookkeeper for accounting, or a part-time CPA at tax time, so why not outsource a part-time sales manager?
Here are some of the top reasons–in my experience–why your business might benefit from outsourced sales management:
Save Time and Resources
Managing a sales team can be time-consuming and expensive. And hiring a good full-time sales manager can be an even bigger recurring expense and yet another head to manage! With an outsourced sales manager, you can avoid the cost of hiring and training a full-time employee and instead have a proven sales expert take care of your sales efforts. You can get great sales management at a fraction of the cost, freeing up time and resources for you to focus on other areas of your business.
Benefit from Sales Expertise
An outsourced sales manager can bring a wealth of sales expertise and experience to your team. They can help you develop and execute sales strategies that are tailored to your business, as well as provide guidance on sales training and coaching for your team. Additionally, they can help you identify areas for growth and improvement in your sales processes and make data-driven decisions. It can also be good to get an outside view of your business. Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees!
Scalability and Flexibility
As your business grows, your sales needs will also change. Outsourcing your sales management allows you to scale your sales efforts up or down as needed. Whether you need help with lead generation, account management, or closing deals, an outsourced sales manager can provide the flexibility you need to adapt to changing business needs. Your business might be changing hands from one generation to another, growing by acquisition, or forced to be more aggressive about client acquisition than in the past.
Outsourcing your sales management is something worth thinking about, and might be a smart move for your business. By saving time and resources, benefiting from sales expertise, and gaining scalability and flexibility, you can achieve sustainable revenue growth and increased profitability! After you’ve thought about it, contact me to learn more