Many business people have a hard time asking for what they want. Reaching agreement with others and getting others to act on those agreements is a basic business skill. Working in sales is a great way to learn how to close and is a useful skill in every profession.
According to CBS, Sales skills are especially important if you aspire to become an entrepreneur. No matter how big or small the company, every business owner is involved in sales and the entrepreneur who lacks the basic skills faces some major challenges. Sales skills are needed to get financing, inspire and motivate employees, sign distribution deals or partnerships, land important customers. Every key effort in the business involves sales, especially in the early stages of starting a company.