December, 2020

Sales Processes Research 2020 – Something Old, Something New

Sales Hacker

Despite the huge growth in marketing and sales automation, along with the growing popularity and acceptance of self-service sales processes, reports of the death of the salesperson are greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain.

How to Improve HubSpot Sales Forecasting…Quickly

InsightSquared

Ready to improve your HubSpot Forecast accuracy? . Do you have confidence in your sales forecast? Are you prepared to make critical business decisions such as new headcount, market expansion or product development? .

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How to Overcome 5 Common B2B Sales Challenges

Predictable Revenue

Generating and retaining business customers makes you deal with longer (and more complicated) sales cycles, more demanding customers, and huge amounts of data. But don't worry! Here's a little help. The post How to Overcome 5 Common B2B Sales Challenges appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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If You’re Going to Do a SaaS Start-Up … You Have to Give it 24 Months

SaaStr

It took us 2 years just to figure out our ultimate business model. What you think you do on day 1 may look very different by day 365. link]. — Aaron Levie (@levie) September 11, 2020. It seems like everyone wants to be a SaaS founder these days.

"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.

Best SEO Tools

The Daily Egg

SEO is a vital process for any business hoping to attract traffic online these days. But the SEO process itself is a vast undertaking, involving everything from keyword research to data analysis to active outreach.

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Sales Dashboards 101: Your Key to Becoming a More Data-Driven Sales Team

Sales Hacker

Imagine watching a basketball game without a scoreboard. It would be nearly impossible to understand what was happening or who was winning. Now imagine playing in that game. It would be difficult to know how far behind or ahead you were, how much time was left, or what you needed to do to win.

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2020: A Look Back in Revenue Intelligence

InsightSquared

Let’s face it, 2020 has been…err…complicated. Before we turn the page and welcome in the much anticipated new year, we’re taking a look back at all that was accomplished.

Everything You Know About Building Sequences Is Wrong

Predictable Revenue

Rex Biberston shares some tip on sequences, channels you should consider, and some of the factors that influence success or failure. The post Everything You Know About Building Sequences Is Wrong appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

If You Leave the Low End of the Market … You Probably Can’t Go Back

SaaStr

As we begin strategic planning season for next year, there one topic a lot that comes up a lot: Should We Just Let Our Smallest Customers Go?

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.

Best Digital Marketing Agencies

The Daily Egg

Marketing is the lifeblood of every business, and every year, it gets more and more digital. Online content creation, social media management, SEO, email marketing…the list goes ever on and on.

The Big Ideas Fintech Will Tackle in 2021

Andreessen Horowitz

For our last edition of the year, the a16z fintech team weighs in on the big ideas they think fintech will take on in 2021. Check out our big ideas from last year here. Disintermediating the banking system.

15 Sales Statistics That Will Change How You Think About Revenue In 2021

Sales Hacker

B2B sales is always changing, but nothing could’ve quite prepared us for the wild ride that 2020 ended up being. While most of us have settled into the new normal and the challenges that come with it, sales leaders are looking ahead with uncertainty.

How to Improve HubSpot Sales Forecasting Quickly

InsightSquared

HubSpot users: Do you have confidence in your sales forecast? Are you prepared to make critical business decisions such as new headcount, market expansion or product development? . As B2B revenue leaders, you’re consistently looking for ways to predict the future with increased accuracy.

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 Scale Your Business So It Sells Like a Fortune 500, With The Culture And Agility of a Startup

Predictable Revenue

Having worked with many diverse corporations, Claire Chandler has experienced most companies fall apart once they start to scale.

If You Don’t Think You Need a VP of Product, VP of Marketing, Etc. — Then You Haven’t Worked With a Great One

SaaStr

I hear again and again from SaaS founders growing to $5m, $10m ARR or even more that they don’t need a certain VP — with the exception of a VP of Sales. That they can get away without no one in the role, or a just a junior person in marketing, in product, in success, in biz dev, etc.

Best Reputation Management Software

The Daily Egg

You want to try out a newly-opened restaurant in your neighborhood. But before making reservations, you do a quick Google search and ask friends to find out more about the restaurant – how the food tastes, the kind of service they offer, and whether the ambiance is uplifting.

Community Takes All: The Power of Social+

Andreessen Horowitz

Social Strikes Back is a series exploring the next generation of social networks and how they’re shaping the future of consumer tech. See more at a16z.com/social-strikes-back.

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.

My Grandmothers’ 17 Step Checklist for Winning at Sales and Life

Sales Hacker

Both my grandmas came to America with nothing. They had to work hard for a better life. Sales works the same way. Your prospects owe you nothing. And if you want to be successful in business, you need to take massive action.

G2 Users Rank InsightSquared a Leader in Sales Analytics…Thank you??!

InsightSquared

The results are in and once again, InsightSquared is a Leader in G2’s Sales Analytics and Analytics Platforms categories. Showcasing the breadth of our 6 in 1, Revenue Intelligence Platform, we are also featured in the Conversation Intelligence, AI Sales Assistant and Sales Coaching categories.

How to Get The Attention of Any Decision-Maker to Expand Your Sales Within An Enterprise Account

Predictable Revenue

Troy Angrignon has sold into huge companies in every space imaginable, from IT, to state government, to Fortune 100 oil and gas. Over 25 years he has come up with some indisputable tactics on what exactly you need to do to get a meeting with any decision-maker at a large account.

Turns Out, 85% of the World Likes “Contact Me”. Even Though You Don’t.

SaaStr

I know you are probably like me. You go to a web service. What do you do? Free trial. Sign Up Now. The very, very last thing I am going to click is “Contact Me.”

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 Time and Attendance Systems

The Daily Egg

Remember being given praise for good attendance in school as a child? Why is it that good time and attendance creates successful outcomes for people? Mark Hunter, author and businessman, firmly believes that “it’s not about having the right opportunities.

Live, Social, and Shoppable: The Future of Video

Andreessen Horowitz

Social Strikes Back is a series exploring the next generation of social networks and how they’re shaping the future of consumer tech. See more at a16z.com/social-strikes-back.

Stop Fighting Your Prospects: Overcoming the ‘Objection Handling’ Mindset

Sales Hacker

Focusing on overcoming sales objections is likely holding you back and poisoning your customer relationships. This may seem backward. Afterall, objection handling is often considered one of the foundational pillars of sales — one of the critical elements necessary to win more deals.

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How to Transform Multiple Blog Posts Into a Powerful Traffic Generator

Baremetrics

It can take an enormous amount of time to build a content strategy that’s meant to deliver on aggressive traffic goals. That’s especially true when you’ve already created a significant amount of content for your blog and are struggling to come up with new topics to write about.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

5 Ideal Customer Profile Mistakes That Break B2B Sales Strategies

Predictable Revenue

When running a business, you need a thorough understanding of your customers and how you can reach them effectively. Learn how to avoid some common mistakes! The post 5 Ideal Customer Profile Mistakes That Break B2B Sales Strategies appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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If Your VP Sales Isn’t Going to Work Out — You’ll Know in 30 Days

SaaStr

We’ve talked a lot on SaaStr about how to make that critical hire: the VP Sales. I’ve done it right, and I’ve done it wrong. When it’s good … it’s just so good. It all clicks. But when you make a mis-hire, it’s about the worst mis-hire you can make.

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Best Data Analysis Software

The Daily Egg

Have you heard of Michael Burry? He’s a hedge fund manager who had foreseen the shocking 2007-2008 housing collapse. Having betted against subprime-mortgage bonds ahead of the meltdown, he made about $750 million in profits for his investors and $100 million personally.