March 23, 2018 is a daily online magazine covering small business news. We help entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into greatness.

Resources for Entrepreneurs


Become an Entrepreneur


Opening a Sales Management Service

It's a prime time for starting your own business. This all-in-one resource on opening a sales management service provides a wealth of information about how to do it right.

Wondering how to start a sales management service? We take you step-by-step from start to success.
(article continues below)

How to Write a Simple Sales Management Service Business Plan

Haven't created a business plan for your sales management service yet? You could be in big trouble.

At Gaebler, we advise new business owners to keep your business plan simple. Length and polish aren't as important as consistency, accuracy and thoroughness.

If your time is limiting, outline the essentials of your sales management service's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.

Take a Look at the Competition

Before you open a sales management service within your community, it's a good idea to see how strong the competition is. Use the link below to get a list of local competitors in your city. After clicking on the link, type in your city, state and zip code to get a list of sales management services near you.

Prior to opening your doors for business, be sure you fully understand the competitive landscape and where your new business will fit in.

Turning Competitors Into Collaborators

If you are seriously contemplating launching a sales management service, it's essential that you talk to somebody who is already in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. The last thing they want to do is help you to be a better competitor.

However, a fellow entrepreneur who has started a sales management service on the other side of the country may be more than happy to give you a few tips, given that you don't compete with them in their area. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. In my experience, you may have to call ten business owners in order to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

Where would you find somebody who runs a sales management service outside of your area who is willing to talk?

It's not that hard. Just use the handy link below and enter in a random city/state or zipcode.

Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Sales Management Service

We know . . . From the time you were a kid you dreamed about starting a business from scratch and growing it to a position of market dominance.

However, a business purchase is nearly always the smarter ownership option.

Existing sales management services are proven operations with dependable revenue streams. And that's not to mention the fact that a purchase let's you avoid the trial-and-error mistakes that are common in startups.

Don't Rule Out Franchising

In general, franchises are faster and more reliable than typical business startups. When it comes to supply chains, marketing, hiring processes, operational procedures and other areas, it's hard to beat a small business franchise.

Even though franchising isn't right for every entrepreneur, many startup owners find that a franchise offers the resources and behind-the-scenes support they need to launch their business on solid footing. Our sales franchise directory contains the information you need to evaluate sales management service franchises. Just click on the link for more details.

Entrepreneur Interviews

These interviews should be of interest to you.

More Advice for Startups

These additional resources regarding starting a business may be of interest to you.

LLC Advantages

Naming My Business

Buying vs. Starting a Business

Conversation Board

Have something to say about opening a sales management service? This site for small business owners and entrepreneurs greatly appreciates your feedback.

Questions, Comments, Tips, and Advice  Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code
Problem Viewing Image
Load New Code

Already Own a Sales Management Service?

If you currently own a sales management service, these resources will come in handy:

Marketing a Sales Management Service

Selling a Sales Management Service

Do You Sell to Sales Management Services?

If you came here to learn about selling to sales management services, this isn't the right place for you. These resources are more appropriate for you:

Selling to Sales Management Services

Mailing Lists for Sales Management Services

More Guides on How to Start a Company

If you are interested in starting a different kind of business, please browse our directory of guides below.





Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Features

Employee to Entrepreneur

Small Business Ethics

Good Business Books

Studying Entrepreneurship

How Kids Make Money

Social Entrepreneurship

Mergers and Acquisitions

Entrepreneur Blogs