I sounds like one would need to arrange for handsome salaries for a sales manager and a FAE at least for a couple of year, along with working capital for other things...to start with. What about somebody making a small product which could be sold online?
The CEO needs to delegate but it does not mean that he is not very strong in key areas (sales, engineering, marketing...). As a CEO you avoid conflict by delegating, this means trusting your staff while also keeping a close eye on them.
So true..have experienced this in the past.Many startups cannot grow because they dont have the right sales people in the right region. Also the CEOs also must not be too much of a sales guy else there is a conflict in responsibiities, accountability and ofcourse credit in profit / loss. Companies that do good normally has a very strong sales team with ethics and professionalism and do or die attitude.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.