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Hiring Marketing Staff or Independent Reps

1. Once the marketing strategy has been developed, are you better off hiring your own sales staff or using independent reps or both?

2. What if your company has both exclusive contracts and open contracts. Do you still need to develop a marketing strategy first?

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1. Once the marketing strategy has been developed, are you better off hiring your own sales staff or using independent reps or both?

It is not enough to have a good marketing strategy. If you want to grow your business, consider focusing on finding the right sales team. Determine what kind of sales force you want and find steps to get these sales people. Assess if you need to hire own sales staff or less-traditional staffing solutions would be better (e.g., outsourcing, independent sales agents, manufacturer's representatives, etc.).

If my business has taken the time to develop a marketing strategy, I feel that I should get the best sales force that I can. However, I have to consider many things in hiring of these sales staff. It would be good to hire independent sales ...

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