February, 2021

7 Critical Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Sales Enablement Strategy

Predictable Revenue

The better, more refined your sales process is, the more regularly you will sell. This is why supporting and training your sales team is so important. The post 7 Critical Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Sales Enablement Strategy appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Breaking Down the Payment for Order Flow Debate

Andreessen Horowitz

In the wake of the GameStop short squeeze, payment for order flow—the practice of market makers paying brokers to execute customer orders—has fueled no small amount of debate: Is it a tactic deployed by large capital markets institutions to steal … The post Breaking Down the Payment for Order Flow Debate appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

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Enterprise Sales Process: Closing Deals In Niche Markets

Sales Hacker

Closing an enterprise sale in a niche market follows the same sales funnel as any other deal, but a bit more fine tuned. It represents the culmination of ‘art’ and process, where the enterprise sales process is modified to better reflect the client’s unique and specific needs.

The 48 Types of VP Sales. Make Deadly Sure You Hire the Right One.

SaaStr

Ah the VP of Sales. The toughest hire. Such a high failure rate. I want to help. So this is the third in our series. The first post is What a Great VP of Sales Actually Does. So you expect the right things, and hire your rockstar at the right time to do the right things.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

Requirements Management – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

Managing requirements proactively in anticipation of change is a necessity as they aren’t cast in stone. As stakeholders gather more insights and knowledge, requirements change. Now, requirements management might look easy and effortless—on the surface.

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Prospect Smarter Using LinkedIn

Predictable Revenue

With over 40 million decision-makers using LinkedIn, the professional networking platform has become one of the best places to prospect. The question is; are you approaching those potential customers correctly? The post Prospect Smarter Using LinkedIn appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

NFTs and a Thousand True Fans

Andreessen Horowitz

In his classic 2008 essay “ 1000 True Fans , ” Kevin Kelly predicted that the internet would transform the economics of creative activities: To be a successful creator you don’t need millions.

Don’t “Hack” Sales Unless You Know These 3 Things

Sales Hacker

You are in trouble if you’re trying to hack sales — unless you lay a foundation first. When we say hacking, we mean trying to figure out loopholes and tricks and ways around doing the hard work. The hard work that every company and every sales leader needs to do cannot be hacked.

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What Makes a Great VP of Sales and How to Hire One

SaaStr

In SaaS, #1 most common misfire, with a bullet, is the VP/head of sales. In fact, there’s a VC saying that I used to really hate.

SaaS Chart of Accounts

It’s no secret that general ledgers aren’t optimized for SaaS companies. Your QuickBooks or Xero Chart of Accounts is no different. The following Excel template is a sample Chart of Accounts that you can download and customize to fit your business needs.

Project Management Planning – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

The rule is simple: Better project planning = better projects. A project management plan defines how a project is to be executed, monitored, and controlled. It sets out the processes that everyone is expected to follow to avoid any headaches in the future. Think of it as streamlining the “doing.”

The Cost of Poor Sales Visibility

InsightSquared

The cost of poor sales visibility. Today nearly 80 percent of sales engagements are digital. That means massive troves of data about customer behavior and buying cycles just waiting for a sales team to leverage.

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Sales Coaching: Mapping, Scoring, and Coaching Key Competencies in The SDR and AE Roles

Predictable Revenue

Get ready to learn all about mapping competencies necessary in sales roles, scoring SDRs and AEs, and the business impact of having a robust coaching program in place with Aaron Evans.

Investing in Optimism

Andreessen Horowitz

Ethereum has proven itself to be an extremely popular computing platform, with both developer and user demand growing dramatically.

Guide to Data Consulting Success: What to Know & Ask Before Your Next Data Project

Whether you're starting a new data initiative or benchmarking a current effort, this guide breaks down how to develop a coherent data strategy, avoid common pitfalls, and work with data consultants to improve business visibility and drive growth.

5 Reasons Why Your Prospect Hates Your Proposal

Sales Hacker

Proposals are often the least favorite parts of the sales process for many people – partially because they are a pain, and partially because they’re a mystery. There have probably been countless times you’ve sent out a proposal and the prospect is never to be heard from again.

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On “Paying” Your Mentors and Advisors: The 2.5x Rule

SaaStr

If I had 1 mentor, just 1, Who said: If you are at $10m ARR, Growing 100%, With 150% net revenue retention, With 80% viral and free lead acquisiton, And 50+ NPS, Then, You have already build a unicorn-in-waiting. If i'd had just 1. Find yours.

Critical Path Project Management

The Daily Egg

What exactly is the critical path project management method? Suppose you’re asked to write a very short recipe for making an omelet. You’ll probably mention three steps: Add butter to a heated pan, pour in beaten eggs, and cook the egg mixture for 3-5 minutes.

Create a killer video strategy: your ultimate video content creation guide

Trint

Video is booming and it’s everywhere. In fact, it’s become so successful as a marketing tool, that it can do more for your brand than any other content type.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Rev Ops: The Missing Link That Will Increase Your Revenue by 26%

Predictable Revenue

Do you understand the concept of Revenue Operations? Jason Reichl, co-Founder of Go Nimbly, is here to explain the real impact of a good rev ops team. The post Rev Ops: The Missing Link That Will Increase Your Revenue by 26% appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

CartaX

Andreessen Horowitz

For more than 100 years, companies have existed in a binary world, either private or public. Private companies have been highly restricted in how they can raise money, sell stock, provide employee liquidity, and otherwise manage their ownership.

How to Build Online Authority For a More Effective Sales Process

Sales Hacker

Every experienced salesperson dreams of a short, uncomplicated sales cycle – especially in the B2B world, where we can forget about the impulse buy. In this space, there’s an art to delicately nurturing a lead while also driving them toward closure.

Google Says Cloud Will Triple Again in Next 5 Years

SaaStr

We did a deep dive on Google Cloud’s incredible numbers the other day here but there was one point in particular it’s worth doing a deep dive on.

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Onboarding Projects and Clients? Here are 5 Tips for Success

As a company that has onboarded thousands of clients, users, and projects over the past decade, Aysling has learned a handful of tips to streamline processes. With its award-winning support, they wanted to share their successful onboarding tips with all.

Project Management Process – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

The biggest problem many project managers—especially inexperienced ones—face is lack of clear goals and a lack of clear communication about who is responsible for what. Poor communication also causes ineffective results and unclear ideas about the project’s deliverables.

Podcast marketing: Growing your audience

Trint

Whether you’re tuning into Dolly Parton’s America or Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend , podcasting is the not-so-new, hot thing. We might not be commuting anymore, but that doesn’t mean we’re not listening to podcasts. In fact, podcast subscriber and listener numbers have shot up since the pandemic.

The Importance of Account Planning

Predictable Revenue

We always hear people talk about how to land big accounts, but today Collin Stewart & Greg Callahan will be diving deep into how to expand on the accounts you’ve already got. The post The Importance of Account Planning appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

The Case for Default Insurance

Andreessen Horowitz

Imagine you never had to think about buying insurance—that it was automatically attached to everything you own. Your apartment is broken into? Renters insurance came with your lease. Your dog breaks his leg? Your vet bills are covered.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Ham and Egg: How Team-Based Selling Boosts Win Rates

Sales Hacker

A few months back, I was inspired by a section in Scott Barker’s “The Forecast” newsletter where he referenced some data from Chorus.ai analyzing how often Directors and Executives are involved in the sales process.

In The Early Days, You Won’t Have Enough Customers. But Your Mini-Brand Will Come to Your Rescue.

SaaStr

Question @jasonlk @saastr to @ericsyuan @zoom_us why the #ads and billboards & the effect of brand on #sales cycle? link] pic.twitter.com/1CuQoc2rcf. — Harry Stebbings (@HarryStebbings) January 26, 2017.

Earned Value Management – The Beginner’s Guide

The Daily Egg

The International Space Station originally had a $36.75 billion budget. But when it ended—six years later than planned—the cost had skyrocketed to $105 billion. That’s a 186% hike from its planned value and is essentially a disaster.