April 07, 2010 08:13 ET Creates First Social Network for Sales People

Introducing Virtual Sales Forces Sourced by Social Media

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - has launched a social and professional networking community for sales professionals, leaders, and the companies that need pay-for-performance sales talent. The new site, built with the latest open-source web technologies, allows sales professionals to build their personal brand, increase their exposure to potential sales opportunities, and provides a forum to get help with sales challenges from experienced, seasoned salespeople. The site was created by sales professionals to provide their peers with great content, thought-provoking discussions and sales-specific employment opportunities. was originally founded to create pay-for-performance, Virtual Sales Forces, in a flexible model that allows organizations of all sizes and from all vertical markets to increase market share, utilizing highly skilled, enterprise-levels sales agents. These seasoned sales agents are 1099 contractors who want more flexibility in their work arrangement and uncapped earnings potential. Many are former executives who have the experience and contacts to sell at the highest levels in an organization, and are searching for opportunities to monetize those relationships they have cultivated in over 20+ years of doing business. These Virtual Sales Forces give organizations the benefit of turning fixed salaries into variable costs -- and truly paying for a sales professional's performance -- when they close a deal.

"While most companies today are looking to cut expenses and operating income without jeopardizing customer relations or impacting future sales, Virtual Sales teams are a wise and effective choice for organizations of all sizes, allowing them to build teams that would cost millions of dollars for a fraction of the cost and predictably manage commissions," said George Kanuck, co-creator of " is about empowerment for sales professionals, business owners and employers."

Other features and functionality of include:

RateMyCompany -- Sales people rate what it is like to sell for the company, including compensation, training and company culture.

Private Communities for Sales Teams -- Create a private branded community for your sales representatives within to solve problems together in real-time.

Forums -- A portal where members can propose and contribute to discussions.

Job Opportunities -- Sales specific employment opportunities for sales professionals of all levels. Includes both full-time and contract opportunities.

President's Club -- Where sales representatives that have achieved sales excellence with their own organization will get a dedicated logo indicating their achievement.

Resources -- A center filled with partners that provide discounts to sales products and services.

SalesBlogs -- Thoughts, experiences and knowledge from leading sales experts and industry thought leaders.

"According to the Department of Labor and IDC, there are over 20 Million salespeople and sales leaders in the US and Canada today and additionally over 14 Million small business owners. Having a dedicated community for these business creators is critical," said Kanuck. " is a place where sales executives can further their independence."

About is a privately owned corporation that provides resources to sales professionals and employers. It was founded in 2008 and has been co-created by Carl Wideberg and George Kanuck. For more information about, please visit

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