Tue.Oct 27, 2020

Sequencing Business Models: So You Want To Be A Platform?

Casey Accidental

This is part three of a three part series on sequencing business models. This post is a collaboration with Gilad Horev. In part two of our Sequencing Business Models series , we talked about the different types of marketplaces and what needs to be built to be effective in each of them.

The Power and Honesty in a L4M Model. Build One Now.

SaaStr

“To keep you honest, and help the entire company and team keep track of how you are really doing … build a simple, rolling, “L4M” (Last Four Months) model. It just takes minutes.”. The Power and Honesty in a L4M Model. Build One Now. SaaStr [link].

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Build a Website: 6 Steps From 0 to Launch

Neil Patel

Climbing a mountain takes months or years of hard work from training to actually hiking the mountain. If you want to build a website for your business, it’s no different.

How do you decide between hiring a VP or Director/Manager of Product?

SaaStr

Not sure if you need a VP or "just a manager"? The answer is almost always VP, after even $1m ARR. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) October 27, 2020. Hiring too junior a resource to own product is almost always a huge mistake — 9 times out of 10.

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.

Blueprints for data infrastructure; “lakehouse” storage; data is not the new oil, more

Andreessen Horowitz

This first appeared in the monthly a16z enterprise newsletter. Subscribe to stay on top of the latest in enterprise and B2B.

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Find a Font: 19 Places to Find Free Fonts for Your Brand

Neil Patel

You’ve started a business, brand, or website, and it’s time for you to start distributing content. Congratulations. What you might not be thinking about is how to find a font that represents your brand. Sure, you know you’ll need to learn certain skills like how to write a blog.

PODCAST 133: How to Go From Startup to Pre-IPO: Unexpected Lessons From a 20-Year Sales Veteran with Jim Donovan

Sales Hacker

If you missed episode 132, check it out here: The Internal Game: Coaching Your Way to Success in Sales with John Mark Shaw. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. We’re on iTunes. And on Stitcher. Show Agenda and Timestamps. Show Introduction [00:09]. Who is Jim Donovan and what is PandaDoc? [2:30].

Inbound Marketing Vs. Outbound Marketing

Neil Patel

There are two kinds of people. The first group go out of their way in search of what they need. Did you find this article after doing some research? If so, you belong in the first group. The second group waits on others to suggest what they should want.

TaskRay’s Top 5 Steps to Long Term Customer Success

ChurnZero

This is a guest blog post by Kristen Brehmer from TaskRay. 2020 has made a few things clear about the future of Customer Success: the handshake is definitely out; digital events are the new norm for connecting with colleagues, customers and peers; and the customer is most definitely gold. .

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.

Treehouse Technology Group Names Bill Seibel to Board of Directors

TreehouseTechGroup

Treehouse Technology Group has named Bill Seibel to its Board of Directors. Seibel brings more than 20 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience.

Insight Alert 3: Why It’s Essential to Have Full App Visibility

BetterCloud

Last week’s Insight Alert compared SaaSOps users and CASB users. And the week before that, we explored SaaS usage trends published in our 2020 State of SaaSOps report.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing to Developers

OpenView Labs

Dev tools and API companies are on fire right now, so a question I’m hearing a lot lately from founders is: How do I build a strong developer brand like [Stripe]? Easy, I tell them. Follow these simple steps: Be a great developer. Hire great developers. Engage 24/7 with developers using your product.

Slack’s Kristen Swanson on building the deeply human support experience your customers deserve – and expect

Inside Intercom

Kristen Swanson is the Customer Experience Chief of Staff at Slack , the channel-based messaging platform designed to “make work simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.”.

The Five-Finger Approach to Onboarding

As a group who provides the software tools necessary to manage the contracts to cash process, Aysling onboards users and projects daily, and has learned some important tips if you want to be successful when onboarding new clients and/or projects.

Best Cloud Storage Services

Neil Patel

Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. A decade ago, clouds were white puffy things we pointed at in the sky. Today, I suppose that’s still true. But “the cloud” means something completely different.

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