Tue.Sep 26, 2023

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Dear SaaStr: What is The Biggest Difference Between Running a 10 Person Startup and a 100 Person Startup?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What is The Biggest Difference Between Running a 10 Person Startup and a 100 Person Startup? The biggest structural difference is you have to hire all the VPs by employee 50–100. You won’t be able to scale this far without a full management team — VPs of Sales, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Customer Success at least. But the toughest personal challenge for many CEOs is letting go.

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Announcing: Comprehensive Reporting for Free and Paid Trials

FastSpring

Looking to leverage FastSpring’s subscription capabilities and want to try out reports for yourself? Sign up for a demo or check out our free trial. Trials are the gateway to growth for many SaaS and software companies. Understanding the dynamics of those trials is at the heart of optimized trial conversion rates — which helps you achieve product-led growth.

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How Is AI Going To Impact The SaaS Landscape Over The Coming Years with a16z GP Kristina Shen

SaaStr

How is AI going to impact the software and SaaS landscape of the next couple of years and also the next 5-10 years? Kristina Shen, General Partner at a16z, shares some insights into the present and future of generative AI at this week’s Workshop Wednesday, held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST. The Most Surprising Thing About VC This Year Shen has been in venture capital for 12 years now, and it’s been a crazy ride to watch the whole bull market back in ‘10 and ‘11 when 10x revenue was insanely ex

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Personal Branding for Introverts: How I’m Managing my Anxiety While Growing on Social Media

Buffer Resources

Some things you need to know about me: I’m an introvert and I’m shy. And, to build up my business, I’ve been actively building my personal brand on social media for three years. These things seem rather at odds with each other, don’t they? Before you ask, introversion and shyness are not one and the same. For example, I prefer my own company — preferably curled up with a novel — to socializing because of my low social battery (introvert).

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Merchant Insider Report: Payment Insights for Software Leaders

From emerging payment technologies to the importance of intuitive software design, the world of embedded payments is rapidly evolving. How do you stay ahead while serving up what merchants really want in your software offerings? The Merchant Insider report is here to help, offering unique insights into the merchant perspective. It analyzes responses from over 500 merchants in the U.S. and spans key industries, so you can understand the challenges, preferences, and expectations that are shaping s

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IPOs are Back! Really, Really Good Ones. It’s Just — The Market Is a Bit “Meh” For Now

SaaStr

So Klaviyo and Instacart reopened the IPO markets — from a 20 year low. We are back. At least, for the very best. Mostly. Two great leaders, worth almost $10B now and public, and both “priced” at the high end of the IPO ranges. Klaviyo is the more relevant for us in SaaS, and it’s a monster : $650,000,000 in ARR (!) Growing a stunning 56.5% at this scale (!!

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GTM 61: Two M&A Exits in One Calendar Year by Harnessing the Power of Deep Relationships with Dan Reich

Sales Hacker

Dan Reich is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and writer and has been building companies since he was a teenager. Some of the companies that he founded include: TULA Skincare which was acquired by Proctor & Gamble – Troops.ai which was acquired by Salesforce – Spinback which was acquired by Buddy Media and then acquired by Salesforce.

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What Will Happen if Artificial Intelligence Breaks into Content Writing

Kraftblick

Are your company’s writers wasting time on ordinary texts when they could accomplish more important tasks? Are you, as a journalist, tired of writing monotonous news reports or financial notes? Are you engaged in politics but aren’t fascinated by the idea of writing public speeches? Just look at how harmful the life of a hard-working journalist can be.

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5 Types of Tools That Can Help Improve Your Customer onboarding process

Inturact

Acquiring new customers can sometimes be a real nightmare, so it’s no surprise that the sales team has a huge sigh of relief once a client has registered. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the job is done. After registration, you want to ensure that the client will stay and to do so you need to pay attention to the customer onboarding process.

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Unlocking Global Talent: The Power of a Remote Recruitment Agency in California

TurnKey Labs

Remote recruitment agencies are emerging as pivotal players. With the escalating significance of remote work and the perpetual demand for exceptional talent, California-based recruitment agencies have taken center stage. These agencies bridge the geographical divide, enabling organizations to tap into a global pool of top-tier professionals.

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The Top 5 Ways to Monetize Your Subscriber Base

Grow your revenue with iolo’s comprehensive guide designed for senior business leaders. Discover effective methods to deliver premium features and monetize your subscriber base for maximum profitability. Gain practical insights and learn new approaches to drive sustainable growth in your business. Download your copy and start expanding your business today!

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Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership with Cameron Marijosius Part 1

30 Day Leadership

In this episode, Nils and Cameron explore the profound impact of emotional intelligence on leadership. They share their personal experiences with emotional intelligence and how it has influenced their leadership roles. They emphasize the importance of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills in building emotional intelligence.

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Best Hiring Solutions for Tech Startups: Exploring Your Options

TurnKey Labs

For startups, the act of hiring isn’t just a mundane administrative task; it’s a strategic maneuver that can chart the course of success or peril. At the heart of every innovative venture lies a team of talented individuals who transform ideas into reality.

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Everything you need to know about workplace surveillance

SaaS Metrics

Workplace surveillance has become a topic of increasing importance and concern. As businesses strive to remain efficient, they often turn to various management forms to gain insights into their employees’ activities. However, while workplace surveillance can offer benefits, it also raises significant ethical and privacy questions. This article explores the various aspects.

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The Most Common Types of Staff Augmentation

TurnKey Labs

Businesses face constant challenges in meeting the ever-changing demands of their projects. Whether it’s scaling up development teams to meet deadlines or acquiring specialized skills to stay ahead of the competition, the need for flexible solutions has never been greater. Staff augmentation has emerged as a dynamic approach to tackle these challenges head-on.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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What is a Human Resources Playbook? Where can I Download a Free Template?

SmartKarrot

The business environment has never been less certain, more complex, more volatile, or more fraught with indistinctness than it is now. Heated labor markets, freelancing employees, socialized recruitment, and diminishing talent pipelines are the new normal. This means that you need to engage and empower your workforce in order to gain a competitive advantage over your rivals in the industry you operate in.

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The Evolving Landscape of Startup Recruitment

TurnKey Labs

Startup recruitment is a critical factor in the success of burgeoning companies. The ability of the startup to attract and retain top talent can make or break a venture.

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Revealed: 6 Ways to Overcome Obstacles in Project Management Through Automation

SmartKarrot

Whether you have worked as a project manager for more than a decade or only a day, you must have realized that this is a very crucial, yet difficult business function. Project managers always grapple with a myriad of Obstacles in project management, such as scope creep, poor communication, unclear project goals, lack of accountability, poor budgeting, insufficient risk management, and more.