The Importance of Founder Led Sales - Amplify Group
As a founder, you know your business inside and out. You have the vision, the passion, and the drive to succeed. But what about sales? A lot of entrepreneurs might think that sales is a job for someone else – a sales rep or an account executive. But the truth is, no one can sell your product or service better than you can. Especially at the beginning of your journey when it’s critical to get to product market fit and revenue as quickly as possible to raise the additional capital that you need to scale. So, let’s explore why founder-led sales is so important, and how you can leverage your expertise to drive revenue for your business.
Authenticity is key
Your customers want to hear from the person behind the business. They want to know your story, your vision, and your values. When you’re the face of your business, you can communicate that authenticity in a way that no sales rep ever could. Your passion for what you do will shine through, and that will give those first customers the confidence they need to do business with your startup.
Sales is all about building relationships. When you’re the founder of a business, you have a unique advantage – you already have a personal connection with your customers. You are likely building a product that solves a problem you’ve personally experienced or you are intimately familiar with. By taking an active role in sales, you can leverage your existing relationships and build new relationships faster than anyone else given your deep understanding of the problem and empathy for your buyer.
A deep understanding of your product
No one knows your product better than you do. You’ve put your heart and soul into creating it, and you know the ins and outs of every feature and benefit. When you’re the one selling your product, you can bring that knowledge to the table and answer any questions or concerns that your customers might have. You can tailor your pitch to their needs and address any objections they might have in a way that a sales rep simply can’t.
Faster feedback loops
When you’re the one selling your product, you get feedback in real-time. You can see firsthand what works and what doesn’t, and you can use that information to refine your sales pitch. In addition, you can get valuable insights into what your customers are looking for, what their pain points are, and what features they’d like to see added to your product. By being on the front lines of sales, you can use that information to achieve product market fit as quickly as possible.
A natural salesperson
Some people might say that sales is a talent – you’re either born with it or you’re not. But as a founder, you’ve already proven that you have what it takes to sell. You’ve convinced investors to believe in your vision, you’ve convinced your first employees or co-founders to take a chance with you, you’ve talked to potential partners and vendors – you can do this! All of that evidence proves you have the skills to sell.
As a founder, you’re the most passionate advocate for your business. By taking an active role in sales, you can leverage that passion to drive revenue, achieve product market fit and deepen customer loyalty. You have an intimate understanding of your product, a natural talent for selling, and a personal connection with your customers – all of which make you the perfect person to be the face of your business.