How do you explain your non tech friends what is a SDR/BDR?

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SDR/BDR’s are not only in the tech industry. All sales departments from insurance to real estate need them! They can be used many ways. Often, they are your Prospectors. They mine for the golden opportunity to connect with a potential customer who does not yet have a relationship with your company.


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