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Hustling Happy | Startup Selling

By Scott Sambucci | March 22, 2019

Most of the time, I’m all about systems, efficiency and predictability. But sometimes hustle is just something you gotta do. I consider myself an introvert. Even when I’m at a conference meeting with twenty new people a day, I have to get myself “up” to face the crowds. I like working from my office, banging […]


What do trekking poles have to do with startup selling?

By Scott Sambucci | March 20, 2019

I did a 50k trail race this weekend.  I know… I know… It’s just what I do… My wife tells that these races are my way of expressing myself. Some people choose watercolors. I choose to cover long distances via self-propulsion. Anyway, on to the story and how it relates to startup selling… My gear […]


Why Your Q4 Selling Starts Now

By Scott Sambucci | March 15, 2019

If I was leading sales at an enterprise/B2b startup, there’s one thing I’d be hammering to my team this month –– Q4 starts now. (BTW… I did an entire podcast episode on this topic. You can listen on Spotify, iTunes, or directly from SalesQualia.com.) Sure, you’ve got late-stage deals to convert right now, and you’ve […]


Episode 38: Sales Compensation – Buying Persuasion Labor, The Cost of Selling & Paying Market Makers for your Startup: An Interview with David Cichelli

By Scott Sambucci | December 28, 2017

My guest David Cichelli is the leading expert when it comes to sales compensation. His book – Compensating the Sales Force – talks about building out a sales team: how to build a sales team, compensate your sales team, decide between paying commissions vs. bonuses, and so much more. Aside from David’s book, Compensating the […]


Ep. 27: Hiring Incarcerated Women & Acting “As If” In Your Sales Calls: An Interview with Factor 8’s Lauren Bailey

By Scott Sambucci | January 23, 2017

Lauren Bailey has been voted “Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Inside Sales” by The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. Lauren is President of Factor 8, an award-winning Inside Sales training and consulting company. After spending nearly 20 years launching and leading Inside Sales organizations around the World, Factor […]

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