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Hi,

I'm steadily plodding along in a dead-end marketing/sales job with flexible hours and have decided to work the hours and try to
launch my own marketing/sales business.

Any suggestions on how to find prospects willing to pay for such a service. I've seen a number of jobs posted online from small start-up companies but the compensation is unbelievably low or on commissionsn; .
I am a seasoned cold-caller with heavy inside sales experience: new market forecasting, lead generation, database managment, sales intro-closing.

I welcome all comments and suggestions. Thank You Savvymktr - by savvymktr
Hi,

I'm steadily plodding along in a dead-end marketing/sales job with flexible hours and have decided to work the hours and try to launch my own marketing/sales business.

Any suggestions on how to find prospects willing to pay for such a service. I've seen a number of jobs posted online from small start-up companies but the compensation is unbelievably low or on commissionsn; .
I am a seasoned cold-caller with heavy inside sales experience: new market forecasting, lead generation, database managment, sales intro-closing.

I welcome all comments and suggestions. Thank You Savvymktr
Hello Savvymktr. I've got a few questions for you more than answers:

Have you had sales success with your current work?

How sure are you it is dead-end?

If you are plodding along in this flexible sales job, what will you do differently on your own?

What are you selling now - product or service? Services like marketing/sales are a different kind of sale than something tangible.

How would you be able to maximize your seasoned cold-calling with heavy inside sales experience to either your current work or your own business?

:cu Sometimes I just have more questions than suggestions; this is one of those times. - by patweber
Pat-

Thank you for quick response to my e-mail. The answers to your questions are listed below:

My present position as a lead generation specialist was a new position. I created and developed this niche over the last eight years with little or no guidance from management. I had no budget for marketing resources, ex. mailing lists. Part-time, I have done a lot with this position. I have expanded my computer skills, as well as, establishing a data base. My interpersonal skills are top notch.

Approximately, four years ago, I took a meeting with upper management seeking to expand my role. I expressed my desire to become more involved in marketing. I wanted to make this a full-time position with benefits. This request was shot down.

I work well independently. I work at a satellite office. I have little or no interaction with my boss. I most time I send with him is at the annual sales meeting.

I am presently selling a product. It is a high end product.

As to my present position, my cold-calling skills are being taken for granted. On my own, I visualize myself as being a conduit for several sales organizations. Sort of a gun for hire. With the downturn in the economy, I would like to spread my risk over several employers. In addition, I could set my own schedule which would be perfect as a mom with preteen kids.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Savvy Mktr - by savvymktr
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