Tue.Jan 12, 2021

The Hidden Risks of SaaS

BetterCloud

Your SaaS environment grows as each well-meaning employee adds another perfect, productivity-boosting SaaS application. But all too often, that new app ends up introducing enormous and unnecessary risks to your company’s SaaS environment.

Why VCs Need Unicorns Just to Survive

SaaStr

One of the most tiring things for founders can be always being compared to Unicorns and now Decacorns. Certainly sometimes it’s inspirational.

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Best Free Website Builders

The Daily Egg

Have you ever cooked a dish so good you even surprised yourself? You followed the recipe perfectly and viola! Somehow, everything aligned. When it comes to building a website, it can work the same way.

Why You’ll Need Just About $3,000,000 to Build Your First Real Sales & Marketing Team

SaaStr

Every week, I meet with several entrepreneurs, often bootstrapped or close to it, who fit the following sort of model: Gotten to Initial Traction (~$1m-$1.5m ARR), or getting close to it, or a bit beyond; and. With nice growth (>=100% YoY); and.

"I Love Filling Out 12-Page Applications and Waiting Weeks For a Response,” Said No Merchant Ever

Learn how becoming a payment facilitator can improve a merchant’s experience and your revenue.

The New and Improved Ubersuggest: Better Data

Neil Patel

With SEO one of the most important things is data. You make your decisions based on what the data tells you. If you make a change and your rankings go up, you know you’ve made the right choice. And if your rankings go down, well, you’ll have to look into what happened and why.

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10 technical strategies to avoid when scaling your startup (and 5 to embrace)

Inside Intercom

From premature optimization to over-engineering solutions for your product, it’s easy to get caught up in making technology decisions that slow you down instead of speeding you up.

5 Interesting Learnings from Xero. As It Approaches $1B in ARR.

SaaStr

We last checked in at Xero when it crossed $650m in ARR. Xero is a very interesting SaaS case study with (x) the majority of its revenue outside the U.S., and (y) a complex sales process with sales reps selling to very small businesses not paying all that much.

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What Facebook Watch Means for Marketers

Neil Patel

It was only a matter of time. Just like Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix before it, Facebook officially entered the video streaming game with Facebook Watch. What is Facebook Watch, and what does it mean for you your marketing strategy? What is Facebook Watch? Launched in 2017 to select users in the U.S.

a16z Podcast: Developers as Creatives

Andreessen Horowitz

The rise of developers — as buyers, as influencers, as a creative class — is a direct result of “software eating the world”, and of key shifts … The post a16z Podcast: Developers as Creatives appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

How to Make a Website in 6 Easy Steps

Neil Patel

Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. The website you’re currently on gets over 2,530,346 visitors and generates over $1 million in annual revenue through its blog.

PODCAST 144: How to Drive Productivity through Operational Excellence with Mark Levinson

Sales Hacker

If you missed episode 143, check it out here: Getting in Touch: How to Talk to People Who Don’t Know You with Kata Nyitrai. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. We’re on iTunes. And on Stitcher. Show Agenda and Timestamps. Show Introduction [00:10]. Who is Mark Levinson and what is Bazaarvoice? [1:40].

5 Steps for a Smoother Customer Escalation

ChurnZero

This is a guest blog post by Kristen Hayer, Founder & CEO of The Success League. . Nobody loves it when a customer feels the need to escalate their concern.

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Pricing Transformations In 2021

OpenView Labs

Editor’s Note: This is a conversation between Kyle Poyar, VP of Market Strategy at OpenView, and Steven Forth, Partner at Ibbaka. . Back in another lifetime—exactly one year ago—Kyle and I offered up our pricing transformations for 2020.

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.

How to Use the Boomerang App for Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Neil Patel

The traditional boomerang is a curved throwing stick, created sometime between 25,000 and 50,000 years ago. A popular version you might have heard of is the “ returning boomerang.” This stick is curved, flattened, and designed to return to the thrower.

CRM For Email Marketing Managers: Best Practices for Optimizing Drip Campaigns and Emails

Nimble - Sales

Email marketing is one of the highest ROI digital marketing channels out there with 2019 sales totaling $7.5 billion. Moreover, even though it may seem like the inbox has lost its past vigor, the experts disagree. They see exponential growth over the years with 2026 revenues forecasted at $27.45

5 Alternatives to Google Plus for Your Local Business

Neil Patel

On the hunt for a Google+ (also called Google Plus and G+) alternative? It may be easier than you think! Since the social media platform closed its doors in 2019 , consumers have been looking for another option to match the features, traffic, and SEO benefits.