Hello and welcome to the Sales Insights with Sarah podcast. In this episode, Sarah Downs talks about start-ups hiring their first salesperson into the company. Sarah discusses what they should be thinking about early on, why they should be hiring in the first place and what do they need to be thinking about as they grow and scale this business.
In this podcast, Sarah will openly share the good, the bad, and the ugly of her entrepreneurial journey to date and also interview others to share their own sales insights.
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What start-ups should be thinking about early on.
Why start-ups should be hiring in the first place.
What do start-ups need to be thinking about as they grow and scale this business.
♦️ EPISODE QUOTES
"Between 500,000 - 700,000 businesses set up in the UK every year."
"Over 20% of those businesses dissolve in year one"
"Around 60% are not making it past the three-year mark"
"The start-up world is very busy but where are the founders going wrong?
♦️ABOUT THE HOST:
Sarah Downs is a business owner, founding 2 x businesses in the last 5 years. She is an experienced sales and business development professional who understands the importance of building strong relationships and getting results, which has driven her successful career to date. Sarah has been involved with a number of Third Sector boards as an advisor and non-executive director.
Having previously worked in Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing, Sarah is no stranger to working under extreme pressure. It goes without saying that Sarah is passionate about people. She uses her experience to support CEO’s, MD’s, and Sales Professionals to achieve their business goals. Sarah has helped business owners to start-up, grow, and diversify their businesses in various sectors such as Technology, Oil & Gas, Offshore Renewables, Nuclear, and Professional Services.
Sarah openly documents the good, the bad, and the ugly of her entrepreneurial journey and is visible across a number of platforms.
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