Fri.Aug 09, 2019

The Four-step Pricing Process for Fast-growing SaaS Companies

OpenView Labs

I have spent much of my career in product marketing roles at fast-growing companies. At Glassdoor and Lever, we doubled in size each year; and Reflektive —where I am now Head of Marketing—was recently recognized by Deloitte as the 13th fastest-growing technology company in North America.

Good CEO Habits: Proactively Update Your Board at the End of Every Quarter


I am surprised by how many startup CEOs leave the board hanging at the end of the quarter. As a CEO my rule of thumb was that if a board member ever asked me about the quarter then I’d failed in being sufficiently proactive in communications.

5 Common Mistakes Customer Success Managers Make When Managing Their Day


5 Common Mistakes Customer Success Managers Make When Managing Their Day (And How You Can Avoid Them). Think you could be getting more done? Don’t we all, but the saving time is money is especially true when you are in charge of managing your customer’s success, which ultimately drives renewal revenue. . Productivity and time management skills don’t come natural to everyone and that’s okay.

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with Kustomer, Google Cloud, and Zenoss — August 8, 2019


Ep 255: Vikas Bhambri is SVP Sales and Customer Experience @ Kustomer, the startup providing Real-time, actionable views of customers with continuous omnichannel conversations and intelligence that automates repetitive, manual tasks.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

What Is Business Development? (And Why It’s Vital to Sales Success)

Sales Hacker

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with the head of business development for a French logistics company. He was over the moon because in only 5 months he reached his goal of getting 10 qualified opportunities. And, even better, he managed to go beyond the target by closing a €350K deal.

Video: Growth, Sales, and a New Era of B2B

Andreessen Horowitz

Traditionally, consumer companies have had viral growth and network effects, while enterprise companies have been built brick by brick and sale by sale.

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