Session 13 of 23

Sales (B2B)

How are you going to sell your product?

In session 13 of Entrepreneurship 101, we explore sales and the principles of “selling value” to your customers. We emphasize the challenges of sales for technology startups. Get tips on:

  • Dealing with stakeholders and distributors
  • Managing risks and problems
  • Making sales calls
  • Successfully closing a sale
  • Following up with potential customers

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Reference material

B2B Sales - Entrepreneurship 101 (2013/2014)
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