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What is this community about?

Derek Sutton 6 months ago in Questions • updated by David Forder 6 months ago 3

Hi all.. obviously this is a fairly young community. Can I ask what your plans are? What's it for? How will it add value to me?


My name is Derek  .. I work in an automotive parts supply business and would love to chat with other sales people to share experiences

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Hi Derek .. and welcome!


I appreciate the question and as you are among the first few of our users, you are correct - we are obviously a fairly young community site.


We created the community for two reasons. My background has allowed me to enjoy more than 30 years of selling - along the way I would like to think I became fairly proficient at it. But you can always still learn.


Because I managed some fairly large sales teams, we have always had our company's enterprise software solution inflicted on us. These products, we all know which they are do not add a lot of value to sales professionals.  Eventually I reached a point where I felt enough is enough .. we are going to build our own.


This forum for the sales community is actually nothing to do with that product that I built specifically but in building this tool I realized that unless it also included a forum for sales people to turn to to connect to their peers, share information, ask questions, up-skill themselves etc then any sales software solution was only half a solution.


I created this site to act as that sales community forum. 


I realize that there are a few others on the web already and that's fantastic! 


I dont plan to try to replace or take over anyone's audience. I just wanted to create a simple site where sales professionals can gather and help each other out. Even if just for laughs.


Welcome to the sales community forum and I will do everything in my power to make sure that it adds some value Derek to you and to anyone else who chooses to join us.

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Hi Derek .. and welcome!


I appreciate the question and as you are among the first few of our users, you are correct - we are obviously a fairly young community site.


We created the community for two reasons. My background has allowed me to enjoy more than 30 years of selling - along the way I would like to think I became fairly proficient at it. But you can always still learn.


Because I managed some fairly large sales teams, we have always had our company's enterprise software solution inflicted on us. These products, we all know which they are do not add a lot of value to sales professionals.  Eventually I reached a point where I felt enough is enough .. we are going to build our own.


This forum for the sales community is actually nothing to do with that product that I built specifically but in building this tool I realized that unless it also included a forum for sales people to turn to to connect to their peers, share information, ask questions, up-skill themselves etc then any sales software solution was only half a solution.


I created this site to act as that sales community forum. 


I realize that there are a few others on the web already and that's fantastic! 


I dont plan to try to replace or take over anyone's audience. I just wanted to create a simple site where sales professionals can gather and help each other out. Even if just for laughs.


Welcome to the sales community forum and I will do everything in my power to make sure that it adds some value Derek to you and to anyone else who chooses to join us.

I dont mind having somewhere to hang. 

Peter .. anyone is welcome here. The community is only going become of value if everyone participates. We are also really keen to get feedback from our members so don't be afraid to comment or throw up ideas on how we can improve