Thu.Jan 13, 2022

Self-limiting Beliefs in Sales Development

Predictable Revenue

Executive coach Darren Reinke discusses how to recognize and overcome self-limiting beliefs in sales development and how reflection can help you grow as a leader. The post Self-limiting Beliefs in Sales Development appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Meritech: The Average SaaS Company IPO’s at $225m in ARR. And is No Longer in the Bay Area.

SaaStr

The late-stage VC firm Meritech put together its annual SaaS report here and it slices the data in a few interesting ways. A few tidbits of particular interest: 1. The average SaaS company hits $225m ARR at IPO. This was about what I expected, but I hadn’t crunched the numbers myself.

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Supply chain, semi-conductor issues slam PC shipments

IT World

The US PC market saw its second consecutive quarter of double-digit decline during the fourth quarter of 2021, with shipments dropping 24.2% year-over-year. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 88.4

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What If There Are No Natural Acquirers (For Your Company)?

SaaStr

A little while back I had coffee with a very successful VC and we chatted about our views of what’s happening in SaaS. The things we are both interested in are very similar, our thoughts on risks and markets were well aligned.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

The trillion-hour attention economy (and where the Apple Car fits in)

IT World

It’s more than just a car, of course, and when Apple does eventually begin to sell the vehicle it is spending billions to develop, we’ll find the future of transport is as different as the future of mobile phones turned out to be with iPhone. It’s not about vehicles, it’s about attention.

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DeFi Gives Financial Privacy — Will Regulation Take It Away?

Andreessen Horowitz

The Fourth Amendment protects our privacy rights in material that we keep private. The government can’t search our homes or computers, for instance, unless it has a warrant based on specific probable cause to believe that the searches will uncover evidence of crime.

In IT, Boomers are out, raises are rising — and change is coming

IT World

A new generation of IT pros is taking over as Baby Boomers continue to retire from the industry in droves.

ChurnZero’s 10 Customer Success Leaders to Watch in 2022

ChurnZero

As the demand for Customer Success surges within SaaS, so too does the need for effective leaders to spearhead this expanding function and steer its strategy and success. Over the course of the pandemic, Customer Success has cemented itself as a central business driver of growth and profit.

Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

IT World

This week, Apple said it paid developers $60 billion in 2021. That suggests that, last year, the App Store raked in more money than ever. Still, 2021 was not all roses for the App Store. In September, Apple’s lawsuit against Epic Games over in-app purchasing ended.

Your Guide to Embedded Payments

Right now, the embedded payments conversation can be downright confusing, Filled with terms like payfac, merchant of record, embedded payments, software-led payments––and that's just to name a few––we're here to break it all down to its essentials, and tell you what you really need to understand.

Pricing Transformations in 2022

OpenView Labs

Welcome to the third edition of the Pricing Transformations series. This year we look back at 2021 and forward to 2022, measuring how our past predictions have stood up to another tumultuous year and laying out what you can expect in 2022. You can read the first two installments in this series here.

The No BS, Straight Up, Super Amazing, Starting from Zero Social Selling Workshop

Sales Hacker

Whether you’re starting from scratch or want to refresh your personal brand for the new year, you’ll learn the best ways to make connections online and create content people want to see.

The future of work is here

IT World

Everyone is talking about the future of work and for good reason. It’s already here. The nature of work, and the technology that we rely on to do that work, always changes. But the COVID-19 pandemic radically accelerated change, forcing organizations large and small into embracing remote work. In 2020, millions of people found themselves working from home.

The Biggest Marketing Lessons of 2021 (And How to Use ‘Em in 2022)

Unbounce

After a turbulent 2020, we all probably hoped that 2021 would be a clean slate. Please, just no more Tiger King.) But as we look back at the past year, it’s clear that we’re still trying to navigate these uncharted waters—especially folks marketing for small businesses.

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Jan 13 – Customer Success Jobs

SmartKarrot

Role: VP, Customer Success | B2B SaaS Location: Remote, United States Organization: Displayr As a VP of Customer Success, you will maximize Displayr’s customer satisfaction by leading the post-sale relationship: onboarding, training, and adoption.

Top Free CRM in 2022

Trujay

New year, and for some, that means a new CRM to keep up with their business trends. For most businesses, big and small, finding a CRM can be daunting (and expensive.) That’s why we’ve compiled this year’s top free CRM to help your business scale. So, what is a free CRM?

How You Can Leverage Gamification for Marketing

Neil Patel

More and more companies are throwing traditional marketing out the window. Old-school techniques are uninviting, boring, and slow. In comes gamification for marketing.

Shopify vs. WooCommerce: the Best Platform for Your Online Shop

Baremetrics

Merchants looking to set up shop online are faced with an important choice: which ecommerce platform will best serve their business? For those looking to use their own website, that choice generally comes down to two competing services: Shopify vs. WooCommerce.

Payments 101: A Guide to Who Does What in Payments

Whenever a consumer pays for a good or service the process is quick and easy. But behind the scenes, a massive system continually hums, making that transaction and more than a billion like it possible every day. Here's a guide to who does what in payments.

25+ Best Valentine’s Day Email Template For 2022

How To Buy Saas

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and marketers will have plenty of opportunities to capitalize on this love event. To help you spread some love to your clients’ inboxes, we’ve compiled a list of our top Valentine’s Day email templates.

Features of winning soccer bets

SaaS Metrics

Football remains the most popular sport on the planet. Millions of fans watch with bated breath the matches between the leading national clubs or internationally renowned teams. The line of betting on football in bookmakers remains one of the widest.

Reducing the Risk of SaaS Sprawl with the Power of Automation

BetterCloud

The number of SaaS apps an IT manager must wrangle just keeps growing—and quickly, too. In 2017, the average company used 16 apps. In just five years, that number has ballooned to over 110. To make life even more difficult for IT, that number only represents how many apps are sanctioned by IT.

5 Sales and Marketing SaaS Solutions That Will Empower Franchise Owners

SaaS Metrics

When it comes to buying a franchise, many owners choose to go with what they know. They may have been customers of the brand for years and trust that it is a reputable product or service, but as an owner, they need to be able to not only generate sales from new. Read more.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

How to optimize the customer advocacy process

CustomerSuccessBox

Providing constant value to the customers doesn’t automatically lead to them becoming your advocates. Many companies still believe the opposite. It is true to some degree but companies well versed in creating advocacy are treating it as a sales pipeline.

What are the pros of using cryptocurrency?

SaaS Metrics

Cryptocurrency is the digital and proper kind of currency that is directly marketed by Cryptography facilities. It adopts a perfect network that is distributed across a high number of computers which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit easily.

Revealed: Top Secrets to running an effective SaaS Affiliate Marketing Program

SmartKarrot

Many SaaS companies try their hands on marketing but are not able to get the desired results. Some of its reasons can be attributed to the increasingly competitive market. However, now with the help of SaaS affiliate marketing, you can grow your business by manifolds.

How to Minimize “Churn and Burn” Behavior in Your Sales Team?

SmartKarrot

Every sales team has players who try to act smart by overselling the product or underselling themselves. It usually happens when there is a variable pay structure with incentives offered to those performing above par. But this is where the “Churn and Burn” behavior comes in your sales team. .

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

10 Examples of Human-Centered AI

SmartKarrot

It was in the mid-’90s when Alexa and Siri came into existence. And when we look at the present, it seems ages since we have started using these cutting-edge technologies in our day-to-day lives.

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