When I joined the company I am currently working for, I was given a challenging task on the very first day– finding out and creating a bucket list of catchy and funny sales team names.
Let me give you a backstory- In 2019, after completing my graduation, I joined a SaaS company as a customer relationship manager. My nature of work led me to work closely with the sales team, and I eventually became a part of it. On my very first day at the job, I came to know that an intercompany triathlon was ongoing, and the sales team needed a quirky, smart, and catchy name in just 2 days.
As a new joiner, I was a little shaken, but I had to put on the best show, after all, I had seniors to impress! So, I rolled up my sleeves, piped down some coffee, and got to work.
I began with a blueprint and decided to come up with names that are easy to remember, catchy, and of course, simple to spell and pronounce. Keeping all these factors in mind, I created the name ” The Salesforce” which sailed very well in the hackathon. It was perfect, to say the least– it was simple, catchy, industry related, and easy to remember.
But this was not the first name that came to me. In fact, I had to take inspiration from over 25+ names before I created this one. I have all that research listed here for anyone looking for inspiration to create some funny sales team names. I hope the names below inspire you.
Creative Marketing Team Names
Even before I began my hunt for funny sales team names, I wanted to take some inspiration. My first stop for that was the marketing head. I reached out to her asking for inspiration and she gave me some advice and a long list of inspirations.
The advice: keep the name to the point, so that the judges don’t have to think much about it, and keep it short so it’s easy to write on the scoreboard.
The list she provides I have added below. It also included a few suggestions I wanted her to have (you know, as a thank you for helping the newbie)
|Experts in Chairs||The Scale Team||New Heights||Memorable Impressions|
|The Market Ring||The Go-go Team||K2 Marketing||Engagement Hero’s|
|Click to Sell||The Pen Chewers||The Fellowship||The People|
|The Marketing Experts||Marketing Magnates||The Monsters of Marketing||Team First Impressions|
Cool Sales Team Names
After talking to most of the employees on the sales team, I realized they were looking for a fun and cool name that would be unlike any of the team names that were registered so far.
The challenge was determining what they thought was cool. Since it was my first day, I hardly knew any employees personally, which made the endeavor difficult. But I was not ready to back out.
I created a list of names inspired by things that are generally considered cool.
|Solution sellers||Team-A||B2B Blazers||Prospect Closers|
|Deal creators||Products sellers||The Suits||Profit Kings|
|Power of persuasion||Sale makers||Company’s Armies||Sales Crushers|
|The company bank||The go-getters||Closing Team||Commission Experts|
|The moneymakers||The We team||Profit Friends||The Sales People|
Motivational Names For The Sales Team
While I was in the last part of my first day, still struggling with developing funny sales team names, the top leaders of the sales team requested to see me. Shakily I walked into their cabin and had my head knocked with what they wanted. Besides, coming up with suggestions for funny sales team names, they also wanted me to create a list of motivational names for the team.
The idea was simple yet effective – the name should inspire the employees (participants of the triathlon) to put their best foot forward. Even though I dreaded coming up with more names, I agreed with the leadership and got to work once again. I came up with the following ideas.
|The Sales warriors||Bussy bodies||People in Suits||Harder than fire|
|The Sales knights||The Sales Supermen||The selling gurus||Commerce Crew|
|The Sales crusaders||AI and Sales||The A-Listers||Pipeline Pros|
|The Sales generals||Sailing with Sales||Office Tigers||Con Artists|
|The Sales moguls||The Executives||Closing Me Softly||Super Solutions|
Sales Team Names for Work
While I was creating funny sales team names, I wanted to develop a few names that the sales team can use permanently. In my company, every team has a name. For instance, the Marketing team is called the Wise Owls the DevOps team is called the Night Ninjas.
However, the sales team has no such name. Honestly, I felt sorry for the poor blokes and wanted them to have a unique and cool name that would identify them permanently.
This thought got me to create a list of names.
|Excellers||Mind raiders||Audit Smashers||The Value Pack|
|Super Sellers||Power People||Sales Avengers||The Add-ons Family|
|The Money shakers||Gang of executives||The Right Team||Passionate Minds|
|We sell||Deal closers||Money Readers||The Sales Specialists|
|Alpha sellers||The band of folks||Team No Loose Ends||Company Builders|
Motivational Sales Quotes
By the second half of the second day, I was fresh out of ideas. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t think of any new ideas and names. Whatever I thought was either already taken or I had jotted it down earlier. Even three cups of double espresso shots proved useless.
When I was about to give up, I decided to look at a few sales quotes for inspiration and that worked miracle! Within half an hour I was back on track minting new ideas and names.
The following quotes helped and inspired me greatly.
|“Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” -Jim Cathcart|
|“If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.” -Roy T. Bennett|
|“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Teddy Roosevelt|
|“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey|
|“Sales enablement can’t be reactive. It has to be a full-blown strategy that’s woven into the fabric of the company.” – Roderick Jefferson”|
|“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis|
|“How you sell is more important than what you sell.” – Andy Paul|
|“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton|
|I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance? -Jill Konrath|
|“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -Anais Nin|
|“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” -Jeffrey Gitomer|
|“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” -Og Mandino|
|“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe|
|“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.” -Don Zimmer|
|“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process, is its own reward.” -Amelia Earhart|
|“All great achievements require time.” -Maya Angelou|
Funny Sales Team Name Ideas
The new sales team interns had ideas of their own, and I was tasked to include inspiration from the new and young minds on the team. They opined that the team name should be something funny that would tickle the humor bones of the judges.
I honestly, found their ideas interesting and thus wanted to include some funny sales team names in the list.
|Team spring||Team fall||Have to reach the target||Sales Masters|
|Team Summer||The Flamingos||Fast Talkers||Cash Flow Gurus|
|The Lost Boys||Had enough||Genius Gals||String Pullers|
|Selling is all we can do||Team always tired||Sales Saviors||Solution Enthusiasts|
|Dazed and Confused||Want to go home||Top Men||Sales First|
Finally, at the end of the second day, all the team members reached a consensus on the team name and decided to make it a permanent one. While I created clever sales team names, direct sales team names, and creative sales team names, team members went on with their hard yet most significant task of running an organization – pursuing customers to make the purchase.
Though the task was challenging, I enjoyed the process thoroughly and hope you can use these names as inspiration to come up with a unique name that your sales team will truly appreciate.