Trending Articles

How To Meet With 200+ Top CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and More at 2020 SaaStr Annual

SaaStr

We’re just 20 days away from 2020 SaaStrAnnual.com and there are so many new things in store! Take a look at 20 of them here: One of the biggest is our-first ever CXO Summit at Annual on March 12.

4 Tips to Sustain Your Sales Kickoff Momentum

InsightSquared

You’re going on a road trip. Do you A. review the maps step-by-step weeks in advance or B. turn on your GPS when you step in the car? In today’s digital age, few people travel anywhere without their GPS. The ability to get in-the-moment guidance has become a must-have.

Sales 156

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator Welcomes Laila Partridge as Managing Director

TechStars

Today, I’m excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. .

9 Steps to Repeatable, Scalable, and Profitable Growth

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

I recently did a podcast interview with Harry Stebbings of “The Twenty Minute VC” where we talked about the 9 step model for how B2B startups need to get through product/market fit, and then how they should go about finding a repeatable, scalable, and profitable growth process.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

One of the Most Frequent Errors in Sales Planning and Forecasting

Tom Tunguz

One of the most consistent errors made in sales projections and planning is mismatching the ramp time to the sales cycle. What does this mean? If my startup has a 9 months sales cycle and the VP of Sales projects a six month ramp time, my startup is committing this error.

More Trending

Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!

TechStars

Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey. The more you know about cap tables and term sheets, negotiating tactics and letters of intent, the better positioned you’ll be for investor meetings.

Is The SDR Model Broken?

Predictable Revenue

Throughout the webinar, Aaron and Collin discuss what needs to happen industry-wide to get things back on track, and to change the industry in 2020 to bring the SMB Outbound SDR model back to life. The post Is The SDR Model Broken? appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

SMB 141

PODCAST 97: How To Approach Changing Trends In The Global Economy w/ Tameka Vasquez

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Tameka Vasquez , AVP of Global Marketing for the High-Tech and Manufacturing division at Genpact. Tameka is a Marketing and Business Development Strategist and educator with nearly a decade of experience in the tech industry.

Required Reading for Marketplace Entrepreneurs

Andreessen Horowitz

This week, we published the a16z Marketplace 100 , a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. See the full index and analysis here , and visit a16z.com/marketplace-100 for more marketplace-related content. From academics to.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

55.5 Million SaaStr Views on Quora: What’s Popular

SaaStr

We just crossed 55.5m views on Quora!! What’s popular now? Here are our most popular answers over the past 12 months: How do VCs value startups? 90k views). Which startup did you leave too early? (74k 74k views). What were the signs you missed before you lost a major customer? (A

LaunchPad Success Story: Joshua Pierce, The Diversity Org Founder Gives First

TechStars

Joshua Pierce knows the impact one opportunity or one mentor can have on a young person’s trajectory. As a Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars alum, he is living the “give first” mantra by building a nonprofit organization to educate underserved students about how to acquire economic success.

SuccessBLOCs – Now With More Usage Metrics

Totango

Hi, Today we have some exciting product updates, as well as an upcoming webinar you can join for more best practices. SuccessBLOC Scorecards, Now With User KPIs.

Speed Up Your Sales Cycle With Lead Scoring: 4 Simple Steps

Sales Hacker

Whether you have too many leads or too few, prioritizing leads is a gamechanger. It’s your secret to finding the diamonds in the rough when you need more qualified leads, without increasing headcount.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)

Andreessen Horowitz

At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software.

AI 79

The Future of Work is Not so Distant Anymore

SaaStr

By Karen Rubin, Owl Labs Chief Revenue Officer. 5G, the Internet of Things, AI and Machine Learning, Wearables, Virtual Reality…these buzzwords are dominating the world of tech as the technologies they represent drive global cultural and business trends.

AI 163

Scott Kraege Joins Techstars as Managing Director of The Heritage Group

TechStars

Today, I’m excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of The Heritage Group Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Indianapolis.

Does Enterprise SaaS Need a Same-Store Sales Metric?

Kellblog

Enterprise SaaS and retailers have more in common than you might think. Let’s think about retailers for a minute. Retailers drive growth in two ways: They open new stores They increase sales at existing stores.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Secrets to Acing the Sales Interview: Tips From a Recruiting Leader

Sales Hacker

Success in sales requires the right skills and a competitive, driven, and personable nature. However, scoring a great sales role takes more than just being confident in your own skills and nature. You have to convince a management team of those things as well.

66

Finding the Best Sales Commission Structure for your Business in 2020

Chart Mogul

Building a great sales team is not just about hiring the best people (although that certainly matters). It's also about creating a commission structure that motivates them to do the best job.

A Basic Structure for a VP, Sales Comp Plan: 50/50/25+ (Updated)

SaaStr

We put together a basic 50/50/25 VP of Sales comp plan early on at SaaStr, and it seemed time for an update. Incentives are critical, and the VP Sales will likely be the Seemingly Most Expensive hire you ever make. That’s stressful.

Sales 174

IBM puts Power Systems in SAP’s cloud

IT World

SAP is now hosting IBM’s latest Power Systems servers in its own data centers, as part of its HANA Enterprise Cloud managed offering. The move introduces a new hosting option for enterprises running modern ERP systems with large databases on the Power platform.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Customer Success and Marketing: How These Teams Collaborate

Totango

Talk of customer success (CS) abounds in today’s customer-centered economy. It’s vital, as it is the CS team that works with customers after that critical first sale and keeps them coming back for more.

Why Social Selling is Killing Your LinkedIn Strategy (How to Transition to a Strategy That Works)

Sales Hacker

With over 660 million members , LinkedIn is undoubtedly one of the most relevant social platforms for sales professionals. We’re able to connect with buyers in just a few clicks, but the question is, are we taking full advantage of this platform to engage our audience and build relationships?

How to Avoid 5 Common CRM Software Mistakes

Teamgate

We live in a fast-paced environment. To thrive in the continuously evolving business landscape, you need access to critical business information at a moment’s notice. . The customer relationship management (CRM) system has revolutionized the way we do business today.

The Playbook to 10 Things a CEO Should and Should Not Expect From the CMO (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

Maria and Anthony present the CEO and CMO playbook of how the CEO and CMO can partner with other members of the team to grow sales and marketing. In this Best of Times in Cloud and Saas, learn the questions to ask to hire the CMO expert and create a strong CEO and CMO partnership.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.