Figuring out how to start a sales rep business is not hard or easy, but if you practice the skills that are needed to sell products and services you can be successful. This type of business involves selling products and services to individuals and companies. You’ll be working for yourself as an independent sales rep.
- Visit your local city or county office and apply for a permit or license to start a sales rep business. Fill out the application as a sole proprietorship business. Apply for your state’s Department of Revenue tax ID number and call (800) 829-4933 and apply for your federal tax ID number.
- Conduct a search for the thousands of companies that will help you start a sales rep business. Decide which products or services you will like to sell (i.e., medical products, cleaning products, insurance services and phone services etc.). Hire someone or create your own resume and mail them out to as many companies as you can and make sure your objective is to work as a sales rep is stated on your resume.
- Improve your chances of success by using the internet to help you get your sales rep business off the ground and running. Find companies online that are looking to hire sales representatives and call or apply for those jobs and in some cases you will sign up and receive a call back from the company.
- Get sales support and services from the companies you plan to work for to run your sales rep business smoothly. Call businesses and individuals and inform them about the products and services you are selling. Sign up to sell services and products with several companies just in case the company you are working for cease operations. Talk and network with other sales representatives to see what they are doing to build their business. These steps will help you start you sales rep business.