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The effectiveness of a companies go to market strategy will be directly correlated to a company's success. Although the sales function is a critical component of the go to market strategy and the lifeblood of any business, most direct sales people spend precious little time actually selling, even though the annual cost of a direct sales representative is very high. Incremental changes in the amount of time a direct sales rep spends on core selling activities will have a positive impact on the business. One way to increase the direct selling time for sales reps is to first understand the problem and then craft a solution.
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