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Your VP Sales Has a Sales Quota. Your VP Marketing Has To Have a Quota, Too.

SaaStr

A ways back, we did an extremely popular post entitled, Hire the Right Type of VP Marketing or You’ll Just End Up With a Bunch of Blue Pens with Your Logo On Them.

Best Standing Desks

The Daily Egg

I’m going to give you an aha! moment so big that you’ll never forget it. It’s so well known that the happiest, most powerful, and most successful people on the planet have shared it freely in interviews and biographies. Sadly, this simple secret is often overlooked, hiding in plain sight.

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How to Succeed as a First-Time VP of Sales. Or Just a First-Time VP in General.

SaaStr

We’ve talked a lot on SaaStr about how to hire a Great VP of Sales. And we’ll keep talking about it — so long as 70% of first-time VPs of Sales don’t make it 1 year.

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How to Sell in a New Country

Predictable Revenue

Billy Keels has worked in 86 countries. He has developed professionally by leading teams and managing multi-disciplined businesses of +€70M in the software sector. And he is here to tell you why you should consider moving to a different country to sell.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Crypto for Creators: From Art Galleries to ‘Tokenized’ Collectibles

Andreessen Horowitz

This episode features Q&As with two artists who are exploring crypto-powered auction sites and marketplaces – this is part of our ongoing series on the creator economy.

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Best Time Clock Software

The Daily Egg

The wrong time clock software—or worse, not having any at all—could cost you and your business thousands of dollars a year due to unexpected overtime and inaccurate reporting.

Reasons to be Thankful Despite the 2020 Madness

Nimble - Sales

This has no doubt been one of the most difficult years for many people and businesses. I’m sure I’m not the only one suffering from COVID PTSD, and we’re not out of the woods yet. With so much uncertainty in the world, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what this year has […].

What is Customer 360 and How Does it Affect Customer Success?

Totango

Today’s consumers have higher expectations for the companies they work with than ever before. The digital business landscape has made it so competitors can easily reach out to prospective customers with offers of enticing deals and promises of attentive service.

How to Create Hyperlocal Ad Campaigns

Neil Patel

In these modern times of digital transformation, it may seem like most digital marketing strategies are designed for online businesses. So are there any digital marketing strategies for brick-and-mortar businesses? Yes, there are, and one of the most effective ones is hyperlocal marketing.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to Ensure Your First 2 Sales Reps Actually Work Out

SaaStr

A long-time reader wrote in to ask a question that pretty much everyone asks some variant of: If you had to force rank these items in terms of what we should primarily be looking for in these first sales reps, how would you rank them?

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How a Merger of Salesforce and Slack Would Change the SaaS Landscape

Tomasz Tunguz

The rumor mill churns with whispers Salesforce will acquire Slack. This combination would be strategic for both involved for three reasons. First, Salesforce and Slack share Microsoft as their most significant competitor. Microsoft Teams' rapid assault and consequent market power into the corporate instant messaging market transformed the market dynamics in less than 12 months.

4 Deal Review Tips to Close More Deals & End an Unprecedented Year Strong

Sales Hacker

It’s easy to get complacent at the end of the year. Teams are tired. Deadlines loom. Customers are distracted trying to close out their own year. And It can be tempting not to be quite as thorough in these final few months. How do you keep teams engaged and provide the support they need?

Bio Eats World: Food as Medicine

Andreessen Horowitz

We all know that eating healthy is better for you—and that following that advice is far harder than it sounds, for a multitude of reasons, from culture to preferences to access and affordability.

The Five-Finger Approach to Onboarding

As a group who provides the software tools necessary to manage the contracts to cash process, Aysling onboards users and projects daily, and has learned some important tips if you want to be successful when onboarding new clients and/or projects.

How to Choose The Right Technical SEO Agency

Neil Patel

Got a crawling, indexing, or site-wide ranking problem? SEO traffic isn’t just about having the right content. One wrong technical SEO setting can bring your entire site down. And many technical errors are so obscure that they go unnoticed for years.

When Should You Add a Second Product?

SaaStr

A few years back at SaaStr Annual, we put back-to-back a seemingly very different set of speakers, Jeff Lawson CEO of Twilio (transcript here ) and Peter Gassner of Veeva (transcript here ).

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Unlearning as you Scale: Recording of my Costanoa Ventures 2020 Summit Presentation

Kellblog

Last month I presented Unlearning As You Scale at Costanoa Ventures 2020 Costanoa CEO UnSummit. In response to several requests for a live recording of the presentation, I sat down this weekend and recorded the following.

3 Keys to Successful Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

With 2021 just a handful of weeks away, join us for a fireside chat to learn impactful Sales Enablement strategies and best practices to help you gear up for the year ahead. The post 3 Keys to Successful Sales Enablement appeared first on Sales Hacker. Sales Enablement Training & Events

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Celery, Sweat and Sleep—SaaS Execs on Maintaining the Energy to Lead

OpenView Labs

Early mornings, late nights and back-to-back meetings —the amount of time an executive needs to be “on” every day is nothing short of exhausting.

The Best Luxury Marketing Strategies

Neil Patel

Have you ever seen a Facebook ad for Chanel? Or an Instagram ad for Lamborghini? Me neither. That’s because luxury marketing strategies don’t follow the same rules as mass-market brands. Selling to high-end consumers requires a different approach.

Why You Might Not Actually Enjoy Being a VC

SaaStr

Why would you not work in a VC fund? There may be times, maybe even many times, in the earlier days when you look at VCs and Venture Capital and think — that’s the easy way.

Marketing Targeting: It’s Not Just Where You Fish, It’s What You Put on the Hook

Kellblog

Back in the day I was taught that marketers do three things, memorized via the acronym STP: segment, target, position. Divide the audience into different segments. For example, dividing consumers by demographics or dividing businesses by size or industry.

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

How to Forge a Stronger Relationship Between Sales and Content Marketing

Sales Hacker

In an ideal world, your company has a truly close alignment between sales and marketing, and communication flows like a river between these teams. In reality, however, there are going to be gaps in communication and collaboration.

9 MRR Hacks to Increase Your Monthly Recurring Revenue

Cobloom

You want to increase your recurring revenue, right? I have good news: most SaaS startups are leaving a lot of money on the table, and actually, there's likely many ways you could easily increase your monthly recurring revenue.

How Using Emotional Marketing in Content Can Help Drive Way More Sales

Neil Patel

Whether you care to admit it or not, the decisions you make today will be driven by your emotions. In emotional marketing, we talk a lot about using psychological triggers to get customers to click, convert, engage, etc. “By

What To Look For — And Look Out For — In a Co-Founder

SaaStr

Don't pick a cofounder that. – has something better to do – wants to see how it goes – has a clear backup plan – sees it as risky – argues over who should be CEO – doesn't 100% believe. You'll see. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) July 18, 2020.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Using PDF Butler On Salesforce:

SaaS Metrics

Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that works to bring the companies or businesses closer to their clients and customers.

PODCAST 137: Team Selling: A Comeback Story for 2021 with Trish Bertuzzi

Sales Hacker

If you missed episode 136, check it out here: From the Opera to the C-Suite: Taking the Leap and Founding a Company with Matt Klepac. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. We’re on iTunes. And on Stitcher. Show Agenda and Timestamps. Show Introduction [00:04].

4 Tips for Setting Your Company’s Annual Rhythm

OpenView Labs

And just like that, it’s almost time to ring in 2021. With all its unprecedented —we’re going to go ahead and say “unprecedented” is the official word of 2020—challenges, this year has really been one for the books.