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At About $2m in ARR, Every Great Hire Will Be Accretive.

SaaStr

Who should you hire, with limited budget? A VP of Sales? A Director of Demand Gen? Or A Head of Product? The answer is Yes. A truly great hire is >always< accretive. At least within just a few months. Hire anyone truly great you can find. Find a way.

The Promise of Payroll APIs

Andreessen Horowitz

One of the most important catalysts for the recent growth in financial services has been fintech enablers and infrastructure.

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Best Field Service Management Software

The Daily Egg

As a field service provider, daily operations are hectic to say the least. But an excellent field service team functions like a well-oiled machine in which everyone knows what to do, where to go, and when to do it. Their secret? Field service management software.

Doing Old Things Better Vs. Doing Brand New Things

Andreessen Horowitz

New technologies enable activities that fall into one of two categories: 1) doing things you could already do but can now do better because they are faster, cheaper, easier, higher quality, etc.

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.

Social Selling and Reversing The Hatred of Salespeople

Predictable Revenue

Ari Levine has learned to approach everything from the position of the consumer. Even in B2B enterprises, that buyer is a person and we shouldn't forget that. Let's learn how to be more human in our outreach approach and create quality connections with our target audience. The post Social Selling and Reversing The Hatred of Salespeople appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Pick Up The Phone. Answer the Chat. Be Present.

SaaStr

If your competition doesn't offer phone support, But you do … Watch your NPS eclipse theirs, all things being equal. Isn't that worth a few bucks? — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) October 16, 2020.

The Enterprise Prospecting Guide: 6 Tips for Better Responses

Sales Hacker

Prospecting in the enterprise environment is just different. Enterprise is generally behind the times and slow to move on new ideas. Their calendars are blocked with 76 meetings. And finding time is tough compared to an SMB executive. On top of that, you have multiple decision makers to be looped in.

Edtech’s Answer to Remote Learning Burnout

Andreessen Horowitz

The back-to-school season has been a challenging process for teachers, parents, and students across the country. While some have embraced the freedom of learning at their own pace (in their own space), many have struggled.

Sequencing Business Models: The Types of Marketplaces

Casey Accidental

This is part two of a three part series on sequencing business models. This essay is a collaboration with Gilad Horev. Casey’s first sequencing business models essay talked about the transition from a SaaS business model to marketplace business model, and why it’s so difficult.

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.

Measuring Customer Experience: How to Collect the Right Data and Act on It

Totango

It is essential for a company to understand the behavior, opinions, and needs of their customers to provide the best service possible.

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How to Win When There are 1000 Players in Your Market

SaaStr

How do you compete in a tough marketplace with thousands of other competitors?

PODCAST 132: The Internal Game: Coaching Your Way to Success in Sales with John Mark Shaw

Sales Hacker

Today we are interviewing an executive and life coach, somebody who has personally helped change my mindset. Although some of his ideas are unconventional in the way they’re articulated, I’ve seen really meaningful results from them. I’m talking about John Mark Shaw.

Emerging Architectures for Modern Data Infrastructure

Andreessen Horowitz

As an industry, we’ve gotten exceptionally good at building large, complex software systems.

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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.

Why Are Keywords So Important for Your Website?

Neil Patel

You may have heard keywords are an essential part of any SEO strategy: they are. Without the right keywords on your site, people won’t find you while searching the web. But there’s a lot more to keyword strategy than figuring out what people are searching for.

Customer Data Platform Benefits: How to Make the Most of Them

Totango

As business becomes increasingly digitized and competitive, customer engagement that makes clients feel valued and appreciated becomes more critical. Covid-19 adds another complicating factor—a heightened risk of customer churn across a number of industries.

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What’s Your Moat?

SaaStr

A few years back, we did an extra “Day 0” AMA session at SaaStr Annual with Christoph Janz of Point 9 Capital and several hundred founders came. One asked what were top moats are in SaaS. At the time, I didn’t have a great answer.

What the Frack: How to Mine Your (Sales) Pipeline and Break Into New Markets in 3 Easy Steps

Sales Hacker

The pandemic has unearthed new markets for almost every industry that are just waiting to be tapped. But with quota looming, sales professionals need a solid plan in place to quickly and efficiently identify and sell to new and existing audiences. This is where fracking comes in.

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.

5 Genius Examples of QR Codes in Marketing

Neil Patel

QR (Quick Response) codes remain a creative way to drive traffic and connect with your audience. But are they still useful in today’s ultra-digital era? Or have they gone the way of flip phones and pagers? As it turns out, QR codes are still a valuable tool for marketers.

5 Ways CRM Creates Alignment and Drives Sales

Teamgate

CRM systems have been around for several decades, but they have gained momentum over the past few years. The reason for their popularity has a lot to do with tech-savvy customers’ needs and expectations.

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3 Mistakes Product Teams Tend to Make (And How to Avoid Them)

SaaStr

It’s no secret there’s a tremendous amount of work that goes into balancing your business and customers. Having a functioning product team will make that balance just a tad easier. .

3 Tips to Get Over Rejection and Develop A Sales Mindset

Sales Hacker

When it’s time to start your outreach, the mindset you have is paramount to your success. You need to have a mindset that can handle rejection, make connections other sellers won’t, and that can move at the speed of business.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Are We Ready for Cures?

Andreessen Horowitz

The entire healthcare system is built around the idea that we can detect, diagnose, and manage disease effectively for patients. This pandemic has been a stress test of that capability, and we have roundly failed that test. If we can’t … The post Are We Ready for Cures?

14 Leadership Lessons From ZoomInfo Co-Founder and CEO Henry Schuck

Entrepreneur - SaaS

What you can learn from a leader who took his company public during a public health crisis. Leadership

LogiSense and Navint partner to address complex process and technology needs of enterprise IoT and SaaS firms seeking to optimize across the lead-to-revenue lifecycle

Navint

Which VCs Open Cold Emails? Keith Rabois. Aileen Lee. David Sacks. Satya Patel. And More.

SaaStr

A little while back, we did a great digital event, The New New in Venture. We explored how venture has changed since Covid with many of the best, and many I look up to, from Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures to Satya Patel of Homebrew to Keith Rabois of Founders Fund and so much more.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Outreach Data: Two Weeks to Break Buyer Silence

Sales Hacker

Everyone in sales talks about how you need 5, 10, 15, or more touches to engage a buyer. But is this really true? Is it just a numbers game? My data science team decided to put this thinking to the test.

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a16z Podcast: Designing for, Marketing to, and Partnering With Gen Z

Andreessen Horowitz

Gen Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—now makes up 35 percent of the population and represent $143 billion dollars in spending power.

From Hack(athon) to Feature: How We Built “MRR per Customer per Month”

Chart Mogul

A few months ago we held ChartMogul’s first internal company-wide hackathon. Today, we are launching a feature that came out of it! When I read the Slack message from our CEO Nick saying that ChartMogul was going to have its first Hackathon, I was immediately excited.