Good Management Team
You definitely should try to contact the CEO of the company. Ask them how long they have been with the company. What is their education? What is their experience? What are their long-term goals? Are they honest and fair? What type of disputes have they had with their business leaders? If you cannot talk to the CEO, then look for another opportunity. THere are thousands of others to choose from. Especially the VP of marketing and sales development. A lot of time and money into this business, you should do your homework first. If you pick the right company, your payoff could be huge. There have been a lot of companies whose management have canceled someone’s business with some loophole to get out of paying them commissions so make sure you pick a company with control with high integrity.