May, 2021

2021 Sales Forecasting Benchmarks Spotlight Opportunities for Improvement

InsightSquared

Curious about what other revenue leaders really think about their own forecasting practices? Ever wish you had sales forecasting benchmarks to assess how your own organization stacks up? . Enough guessing. And enough assuming that forecast inaccuracy is simply something you have to accept. .

4 Tips To Earn Respect as a Young SaaS CEO

SaaStr

While age ultimately doesn’t matter — results do — in SaaS, starting off as younger-than-average can create stress in a sales- and customer-driven environment. But Aaron Levie started Box at 19, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates dropped out at 19-ish, you know all this.

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Slowing Down to Speed Up

Predictable Revenue

Snyder is a psychologist and productivity coach who helps business owners discover the motivation, systems, and strategies to get more done in less time. The post Slowing Down to Speed Up appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

5 Key Principles Of Good Website Usability

The Daily Egg

It’s true, easy usability has become mandatory for a site to be considered well designed. Over the past few years, we have gotten used to certain standards in web design.

How Software Companies Fit into the Payments Revenue Food Chain

As software companies become a larger part of the payments world, they need to decide how far up the payments revenue food chain they want to go. How much can software companies earn from payments? Find out more in this eBook!

The Inflationary Forces in Startupland

Tomasz Tunguz

Over the last ten years, the 75th percentile post-money valuation of a cloud software or infrastructure company has grown 11% annually. In 2021, the post-money valuation has spiked 60% from $48.1m to $77.0m.

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ABM is Not B2B and Other Rants on Account-Based Marketing

Kellblog

The other day I read a book on account-based marketing (ABM), entitled ABM is B2B , and I must say I disliked it. Capital D disliked. My Thoughts on the Book: ABM is B2B. Why?

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5 Interesting Learnings from Monday.com at $240,000,000 ARR

SaaStr

So Monday.com has filed to IPO with some pretty incredible numbers, especially considering just how competitive the space is. At $240m in ARR, they are growing a stunning 85% year-over-year!

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Destroying Objections like a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Expert

Predictable Revenue

Paul Ross is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. For the past 30 years, he’s taught tens of thousands of people the power of language to persuade, sell, heal, turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones, and pain into passion.

How to Build a Sales Funnel

The Daily Egg

Ever wondered why some online businesses are feasting in their industry—making enormous amounts of cash from every visitor that hits their page—while some seem to barely eek by and have a thin bottom line?

How Becoming a Payment Facilitator Improves Your Merchant’s Experience

Many business-to-business software companies were founded for a single, fundamental purpose: to improve the business solutions. How does becoming a payment facilitator help them achieve this? Find out in this guide!

Semrush Vs Similarwebs 2021: Which Is The Better SEO Tool?

How To Buy Saas

If you’re looking for a fair and competitive intelligence tool that would reveal all you need to know before joining a new market, thinking of a market expansion, or when you require to stay on top of emerging trends and opposition, you will probably end up deciding between Semrush and Similarweb.

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Zoom-to-Face: How to Digitally Walk Your Sales Floor

Sales Hacker

For a lot of organizations, the game plan for going remote amounted to, “Next week the office is closed.”. Going forward, we have to take remote seriously if we want to stay competitive. That means thinking of the sales team as remote-at-heart, not remote-by-default.

Measuring Customer Experience: How to Collect the Right Data and Act on It

Totango

It is essential for a company to understand the behavior, opinions, and needs of their customers to provide the best service possible.

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HubSpot’s Growth Accelerates to 41% at $1.1B in ARR. And New Customers Grew Even Faster.

SaaStr

Hubspot didn't just grow an incredible 41% in Q1'21 to $1.1B in ARR. It accelerated. Revenue growth accelerated from 32% to 41% * And new customer growth accelerated to a crazy 45% YoY * All while keeping ACVs constant at ~10k. They did it the hard way, with SMBs.

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PayOps Fact Sheet

Infinicept's PayOps™ platform helps your business onboard and manage merchants so you can generate payments revenue, control your customer experience, deliver an improved product, and increase valuation.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Maximum Sales Leads in Pharmaceutical Business

Predictable Revenue

Let's take a quick look at some of the ways AI can be leveraged to maximize sales and lead generation for pharmaceutical businesses. The post Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Maximum Sales Leads in Pharmaceutical Business appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Best Webcasting Services

The Daily Egg

Looking for a reliable webcasting service to take care of your presentations with ease? Though there are quite a few out there to choose from, we’ve got you covered.

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How To Be A Good Independent Board Member

Kellblog

I’m writing this from both the perspective of a former CEO (who would occasionally get sideways with his board) and that of a six-time independent board member.

How to Calculate a Lead Score (With Examples)

Sales Hacker

Lead scoring is a key strategy for any business that wants to efficiently handle leads at scale. There comes a point when your focus shifts from getting enough leads to figuring out what to do with them.

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Payments 101 Webinar: Demystifying Payments

Speaker: Tracie Poland and Ted Vandeburg

Payments don’t have to be complicated. Whether you're exploring payments for the first time or figuring out how you might put them to work for you, this webinar recording will help you get started.

Find the Right Customer Success Platform with our Scorecard Template

Totango

If you’ve purchased a home in recent years (or if you’re just someone who enjoys real estate “window shopping”), it’s likely you’ve used a tool like Zillow or Trulia to help you in your house hunt.

How to Avoid Being Replaced as CEO by Your VCs

SaaStr

Worried about a bunch of VCs replacing you? You should be a little worried, probably. A ways back, a CEO that I know fairly well was fired by a VC. Strange thing was, the VC didn’t talk to the rest of the board. Who didn’t agree. So he got un-fired. Awkward.

The Anatomy of a Cold Call

Predictable Revenue

Gabrielle is a sales dev leader who believes in empowerment, advocacy, and enlightenment with expertise in sales leadership, sales training, sales management, sales coaching, sales enablement, and cold calling. The post The Anatomy of a Cold Call appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

10 Effective FOMO Marketing Techniques to Increase Online Results

The Daily Egg

In case you’re allergic to social media and haven’t ever before heard the term, FOMO means “the fear of missing out.” But what is FOMO marketing? We’re all familiar with the fear of missing an amazing opportunity. We don’t want to look back on our lives and wonder, “What if?”

Compliance 101: What You Need to Know as a Payfac

This guide will help you understand what compliance means as a Payfac, what these requirements are and where they come from, so you can begin to make sense of it all.

The Product Superpowers That Few Flex: Join Special Guest Brett Queener on the SaaS Product Power Breakfast

Kellblog

Building a RevOps Function to Empower Your Sales Team

Sales Hacker

RevOps isn’t just buzzworthy, it’s a movement. Sit down with Harish Mohan, Outreach’s SVP of Revenue Excellence and Operations to: — Get past the buzz and dig into what RevOps can do for your org. Start taking action on building the team that will break down silos.

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How to Use Digital Customer Journeys to Scale Your Business

Totango

We recently polled the Customer Success industry asking about the top challenges they are facing. The number one answer? Scale. Over the years, we’ve found that most companies are very oriented around a high-touch customer engagement model.

AngelList: Early Stage Valuations Actually Aren’t Up That Much. It’s The Top Startups That Are On Fire.

SaaStr

It can be hard to tell from the media and Twitter just what’s happening in SaaS and Cloud startups these days. We see emerging leaders like Brex quickly raise at $7B+ and ClickUp raise at $1B just months after raising at a fraction of those valuations.

How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Vendor

How does your current BI vendor stack up against the competition? Who’s the perfect vendor for your business needs? Find out by downloading your complimentary copy today!

How Your Content Efforts Shape Your Company Culture

Predictable Revenue

This article talks about what company culture is, how to use content marketing to show off your brand’s story, and how to create the right types of content for your business and audience. The post How Your Content Efforts Shape Your Company Culture appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Bluehost Vs. DreamHost

The Daily Egg

You’ve probably heard of Bluehost as one of the biggest names in web hosting, but it’s not the only service out there. DreamHost got its start around the same time and offers just as much when it comes to keeping your site running.

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A Ten-Point Sales Management Framework for Enterprise SaaS Startups

Kellblog

In this post, I’ll present what I view as the minimum sales management framework for an enterprise SaaS startup — i.e., the basics you should have covered as you seek to build and scale your sales organization [1]. Weekly sheet. Pipeline management rules, with an optional stage matrix.