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My leadership journey: What I learned going from peer to leader

By Mitch ried - vice president, sales & marketing at louisville city fc

I worked tirelessly for nearly 5 years as a Group Sales Account Executive. I built amazing relationships with my client base. I was making a lot of commission and dominating the sales leaderboard inside...

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Leadership Development Career Coaching
#MySportsBizStart - Steve Romano: "5 tips for success"

By Steve romano - sr. account executive at the new jersey devils (hbse)

My journey to be a Senior Account Executive, Business Development with the New Jersey Devils (Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment) began late in my senior year of college. Let me start by taking...

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#MySportsBizStart Career Coaching
How to navigate career moves in sports business

By eric cole - general manager, ticket sales at Learfield IMG College ticket solutions at indy eleven

It’s common practice in the Sports Industry to move from team to team or sport to sport in order to move up the career ladder. I’ve personally added to this and have seen a lot of growth and development...

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Career Coaching Leadership Development
3 tips to ace your sports sales interview

By david neumann - inside sales manager, angels baseball

It took me about 40 applications before I got my first interview in pro sports. Following an exciting callback from the Diamondbacks, I made the seven-hour drive from LA to Phoenix to interview for an...

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Career Coaching
10 tips for new Inside Sales reps in sports

By kevin klammer - sr. director of training and development at sports business solutions

Rule Number 1: Don’t throw up on yourself. Kidding. Kinda… All jokes aside, the Inside Sales process in sports is akin to how a wise frat bro once described the experience of pledging a fraternity...

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Career Coaching Ticket Sales
What Kobe Bryant can teach us about sports business success

By bob hamer - president & founder of Sports business solutions and creator of theclubhouse

In a post originally published by Bob Hamer on LinkedIN on December 1, 2015. Yes, I know playing the game itself as an athlete is very different than the business conducted in the office cubicles. Players...

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Career Coaching
How to tackle B2B and your career as a young professional

By Hayley Coppola - business development manager at tickpick

As I was starting my professional career, there was one thing I knew for certain: I wanted to work in the business of sports and entertainment. As I went through college internships, I did everything from...

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B2B Sales Career Service Career Coaching
5 keys to rising the ranks in sport sales

By alex portera - sr. premium sales consultant at legends

Just like most of you, I’ve always wanted to work in sports. Now four years into my career, I’ve found myself working on the largest sport and entertainment project in the industry. Working for Legends...

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Ticket Sales B2B Sales Career Coaching
Getting ahead by going beyond: Becoming a major player in the minor leagues

By Trent ferguson - chief revenue officer & alternate governor of the allen americans (ECHL)

Let’s not beat around the bush, the sports world is a hard fraternity to break into. We have all heard the hard-luck stories, even told a few, of what it took to get a chance in this career. The competition...

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Career Coaching Minor League Sports
4 ways to grow your career in sports (without a new title)

By Warren Parr - Senior Director of Ticket Sales at the Atlanta Falcons

This past summer I was fortunate to travel to West Creek Montana with 20+ fellow associates from AMB Sports and Entertainment (the parent company for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-Benz...

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Career Coaching
Elevate your career in sports: Jump through "the door" with both feet

By Chris Atack – Director of Ticket Sales & Service at the Ottawa Sport & Entertainment Group

Ticket sales is often referred to as the gateway to working in professional sports & entertainment. Check the careers page for the pro team in your market…they are probably hiring for ticket sales...

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Career Coaching
5 benefits to working in minor league sports

By zach fahey - manager, client services at the iowa wild

I’ve worked in sports for nearly four years and have had experience working on big teams and small teams and in both large markets and small ones. There are pro’s and con’s to every job but sometimes...

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Minor League Sports Career Coaching
7 things I learned from running a sports expansion franchise

By Brad Kraft - Director, Business Operations for the Saskatchewan Rattlers Professional Basketball Club

Being in charge of a professional sport teams "operations" sounds pretty daunting, and you know, IT IS! After all, a lot goes on behind the scenes for any business to run smoothly. From website...

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Entrepreneurship Career Coaching
Authentic Confidence: How to handle your sports business interview

By michelle tolbert, HR Project Manager at Legends

Congratulations! If you are reading this, then you have hopefully got past the hardest part, getting an invite to interview. Here are some quick tips and best practices on how to stand out during a phone...

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Career Coaching Interview Tips
5 ways to stand out as a seller in a competitive market

By ryan mavaro - ticket sales & experience manager at the new york guardians (XFL)

Growing up in New York just outside of the city has taught me all the ins and outs of being a New Yorker. The hustle and bustle, the passion, the boldness. These are all qualities that have been instilled...

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Ticket Sales B2B Sales Career Coaching