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Finding Sales Reps

    • 355 posts
    February 24, 2009 6:11 AM EST

    I just did a Google search for " finding a sales rep" and came up with over 45 million hits.  You can also change out the word sales and use vendor rep or manufacturer`s rep.  You might also try talking to the owner of a store that sell a product similar to your`s.  Ask them who they buy through.

    Also, try this SUN link to get more advise

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    October 26, 2009 9:38 PM EDT
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    March 14, 2009 4:42 AM EDT
    Are you looking for sales people that are based in a specific location, or can they be virtual? LinkedIn is a great resource, but so is twitter! Also sales is my profession, maybe I know of some people that could help you out.

    Drop me a line!

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    • 1 posts
    March 21, 2009 7:47 AM EDT
    I just found a rep locally who like me understands my products (audio/guitar cables) he`s a musician and I think he will be a good fit - what was important to me was that he speak the musician language which is key to my future sales...
    Lava Man

    Lava Man

    • 7 posts
    October 6, 2009 12:45 PM EDT

    I own a sales and marketing company based in Oklahoma and we manage the sales for an array of product lines into retail as well as through distributors.  We also manage all trade shows associated within specified industries.  I can certainly give you some additional advice if you would like and/or take a look at your product line to see if it would be something that fits within our assortment. 

    Michael Bloom is President of Sinotech in Portland, Oregon, which has been engineering and supplying custom mechanical and electromechanical parts to clients across the globe for over 20 years. Michael is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Global Trade Counselor and by NASBITE International as a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). Michael received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, an M.S. in Counseling from Long Island University and has done doctoral work in Educational Administration at Hofstra University. He is the former President and current Board member of the Northwest China Council and an advisor to Portland’s Small Business Development Center. Michael is also a speaker for the Jewish Federation of Portland’s Hope for Peace project and a founder and officer of the Oregon-Israel Business Alliance. He has published more than 50 magazine articles and conference papers and has been quoted often in various media outlets on issues concerning China.

    • 92 posts
    February 21, 2009 5:05 PM EST
    I was wondering if anyone has insight about the best way to find sales reps.  I know the criteria that the reps should meet as far as being able to sell our products but I`m not sure the best source(s) to use to begin a search.
    Thank you.

    Tracy Barnhart, Owner
    Giverny, Inc. / Mini Me Geology

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    February 24, 2009 1:40 PM EST
    LinkedIn is a great way for you to start, especially during such a time when some companies are cutting back on their sales team. Apart from being able to sell your products, they should be passionate about your product as well so that they are willing to take the extra mile to sell something for you.

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    • 56 posts
    December 5, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    I'd give LinkedIn a shot:

    Other than that, try some freelance sites and see if you find what you're looking for.

    You never know, there might just be the perfect sales rep just waiting for you to contact them.