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When Even Selling for a Few Billion is Not Enough


We’re approaching the age of 1,000+ Unicorns and despite a global pandemic, this remains The Best of TImes in Cloud and startups in general. But there’s a quiet cautionary tale to just think about.

How to Improve Sales Forecasting with AI


Most companies miss the mark when it comes to sales forecasting — in more ways than you think. The chronic inaccuracy of sales forecasting is well-documented by SiriusDecisions , noting that nearly 80% of sales organizations miss their mark by more than 10%.

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The Fundraising Market Two Quarters into COVID

Tom Tunguz

It’s been two quarters since the coronavirus has hit Startupland. And you can see the impact of the shutdown in the numbers. We reviewed the data in May and compared it to the effects of the financial crisis in 2008 on startup fundraising.

Best Credit Card Processing Companies

The Daily Egg

Every business that accepts credit cards needs to have a processing company to facilitate these transactions. Whether you’re selling online, in-person, over the phone, or on-the-go, businesses across all industries must use a payment processing service.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How to build a culture that attracts top performers with Justin Welsh

Predictable Revenue

Building a sales culture that attracts and retains top performers takes more than just amenities, fun and games. Culture is actually the behavior your team exudes when going to work every day.

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PODCAST 117: The Tools You Need If You Want to Succeed at Scale with Michael Coscetta

Sales Hacker

Today on the show, we are incredibly excited to have Michael Coscetta. Michael is a member of Revenue Collective, but perhaps most importantly, he’s the chief sales and strategy officer for Compass, that fast-growing real estate behemoth.

How to Build, Improve and Pivot a Minimum Viable SaaS Product


Almost all SaaS businesses start life as a *great idea* : a kick-ass concept destined to revolutionise the way the world functions.

How Can Customer Support Work With Customer Success to Improve Retention


This is a guest blog post by LiveAgent. . What makes a successful business? Most people would say a great product or an aggressive marketing and sales strategy. Even though this is partly true, the reality is that happy customers make successful businesses.

How to Reduce Customer Churn with Brand Voice Continuity

Chart Mogul

Tired of the same ol’ “X proven ways to reduce customer churn”? Conversion copy expert Gillian Singletary suggests a new framework to align copy across all your platforms and use it to instill customer loyalty.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Go On Any Podcast With Reach


During these Shelter+ times SaaStr is focusing more on our digital events and assets … out of our necessity. Our IRL events are in a holding patten, for obvious reasons. During this time I’ve re-learned a lot of things. Perhaps the #1 thing is people don’t get podcasts.

Conquer Cross-Departmental Deals With These 6 Key Questions

Sales Hacker

Sellers are having to work harder, get more “yeses,” and get more company stakeholders on the same page about ” why you?” and ” why now ?” than ever before. And that last part is the hardest aspect of just about any sale. In B2B sales, getting multiple decision makers on board is a dream.

Martech Part II: Why Marketing Analytics is a Bad Business

Casey Accidental

My post on martech was surprisingly well received, so I thought I might go deeper on a particular area of martech that no one is happy with, but it seems very few people attempt to solve: marketing analytics. I’ll pull no punches here: marketing analytics is a bad business.

Q&A: How Your Organization Can Achieve a Customer-First Transformation


The term “customer-first” gets thrown around and cited often in the B2B world. SaaS organizations aspire to be it, but many don’t know how to transform this highly touted phrase into a practical application. The challenges to becoming a customer-centric company are not easy to overcome alone.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

How WFH Has Reshaped Our Work Behaviors: A Data Deep Dive


We are now 100+ days since COVID-19 caused nationwide lockdowns. Since being thrust into remote work , the main question on people’s minds has been: “How will this change work moving forward?”.

4 Signs You Might Have a “Bad” CTO — Or At Least, One That Isn’t Going to Make It


Q: What makes a bad CTO? While there is no legal definition for CTO ?? or bright line between CTO and VPE, I’d suggest a start-up CTO really only has to do a few things — which are very hard: Assemble a small team (3–9) of very good engineers. That are super agile.

Sales Reps: How to Deliver Insanely Impactful Disco/Demo Calls

Sales Hacker

The post Sales Reps: How to Deliver Insanely Impactful Disco/Demo Calls appeared first on Sales Hacker. Closing Sales Development Webinars

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How to create an email onboarding sequence


Imagine you’re visiting a new country, and you have a tour guide to show you around for the duration of your trip. Now imagine the tour guide helps you out on the first day, and then leaves you to figure it out on your own for the next week. That would be pretty disappointing, wouldn’t it?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Branded Features: Resist the Temptation


Software startups seem drawn by sirens to brand their features. Hey, Apple does it. Think: Siri, Facetime. Microsoft tries it: Cortana. Starbucks even brands a cup size: Venti. So if they can do it, we should too, right? Wrong [1]. But it’s so cool.

a16z Journal Club: Revisiting Eroom’s Law

Andreessen Horowitz

Eroom’s Law is Moore’s Law spelled backwards.

SaaStr Podcast #350 with Contentstack Founder & CEO Neha Sampat


350: Neha Sampat is the Founder and CEO @ Contentstack, a modern content management system bringing business and tech teams together to deliver personalised, omnichannel experiences. Atypical in our world, but Neha scaled the business to well over $1M in ARR before raising funding.

Supporting Remote Teams: 5 Steps to Keep Your Team Thriving

Sales Hacker

As companies continue to return to the office , the demand for remote work is unlikely to disappear. Even before COVID-19, remote work was gradually gaining popularity. In 2019, 3.9 million workers in the US were operating remotely. In 2020, that number increased to 4.7 million employees.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

The Secret to Strong Leadership is Self-Care

OpenView Labs

Things are intense right now—and they’ve been this way for months. Intense times call for your A-Game leadership. Or, as one of my startup CEO clients said to me last week, “It’s Jedi time.”. How can you show up as the leader you want to be at this time? Protect the asset. You’re the asset.

Ten Pearls Of Enterprise Software Startup Wisdom From My Friend Mark Tice


I was talking with my old friend, Mark Tice , the other day and he referred to a startup mistake as, “on his top ten list.” ” Ever the blogger, I replied, “what are the other nine?”

SaaS Sales Tax and What You Need to Know [2020] | ProfitWell


Tax laws are complex and, for businesses operating in the United States, every state has their own set of laws that must be followed in addition to federal tax laws. In some states, SaaS companies are required to collect and pay sales tax for their products.

See Who’s Joining Us at SaaStr Enterprise on July 29


We just crossed the 4,000 mark of confirmed SaaS founders and leaders joining us for SaaStr Enterprise on Wednesday, July 29th, for an action-packed day with speakers from the biggest Cloud / SaaS companies on the planet.

Growing your Startup? Find the Right Startup Financing for Your Capital Needs

Entrepreneurs are facing unprecedented circumstances right now. The capital choices you make will have a lasting impact on the trajectory of your company. Knowing the right questions to ask and how to compare your options is vital to making the best decisions. Download the Startup Finance Playbook to learn more.

7 Transferable Skills That Will (All But) Guarantee Your Sales Success

Sales Hacker

Moving into sales from another industry is tough. There’s new language to learn, new processes to master, new tools to get comfortable with, and so much more. There are many skills to master to become an expert salesperson, and those skills will change depending on the exact role.

The Ultimate SaaS Pricing Resources Guide

OpenView Labs

Pricing is a SaaS company’s most efficient profit lever, but it’s also one of the easiest things to screw up. Nailing your SaaS pricing strategy requires more than just picking the optimal price and forgetting about it.

5 Tips to Prevent Involuntary Churn in SaaS


Customers churn because they don’t want to use your product anymore, right? Well, not necessarily. There’s this “little” thing called involuntary churn that’ll slowly eat away at your business if you let it go unchecked.

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