April, 2021

How to Get Ahead in SaaS Sales in 7 Easy Steps

SaaStr

For someone just starting out in SaaS sales (entry-level Salesforce in November), what are your tips to accelerate growth/ability in early stages? A few thoughts to excel as someone new to SaaS sales: Really learn the product cold. As fundamentally as you can.

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Top 10 Strategies to Automate Your B2B Lead Generation

Predictable Revenue

The best way to save your resources is. Automation! By automating lead generation processes you save both money and time, ensure a permanent source of leads, and get rid of unnecessary work to focus on priority tasks.

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How Conversational Intelligence Data Improves Sales Conversions

InsightSquared

We’re all looking for trusted data to drive our decisions. Sales and revenue leaders want to both see and understand how every action their team takes impacts the progress of a deal. But piecemeal glimpses into aspects of your business won’t cut it anymore.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Website Design Best Practices

The Daily Egg

Even the smallest of changes in your website can affect your conversion rates. And considering your website is the heart of your business and marketing campaigns, the stakes are high.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Objections Increased Our Win Rate by 30% — Here’s How

Sales Hacker

Selling in the face of sales objections can be tough. But our self-limiting beliefs can make it tougher. We analyzed 224K+ sales calls spread over 2 million minutes to uncover the truth about the impact of the most common sales objections on deal outcomes.

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The Top SaaS Companies Have An Average of ~350 Integrations

SaaStr

Your API. If you are a B2D company, it’s your product itself, your API. But for most B2B companies, your API, your partner programs, and the like are extensions. Not your core product, but an important layer for improving customer experience.

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Cold Calling is Back, Baby!

Predictable Revenue

Kevin Gilman has one thing to say: cold calling will always be one of the most effective ways to book a meeting. The post Cold Calling is Back, Baby! appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

The 12 Essential Sales Metrics You Don’t Want to Miss

InsightSquared

Today, the average Chief Revenue Officer’s (CRO) tenure is a shocking 16 months, according to Revenue Collective. There are countless factors that lead to this. CROs, and sales leaders alike, often walk into their new role blind.

The Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics Customizations

The Daily Egg

Google Analytics is arguably one of the most powerful web analytics applications. It provides insightful data to make it easier for you to understand your website better.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Your Sales Cycle is (Probably) Too Long. Try This Instead.

Sales Hacker

Two years ago my wife and I were winding through the mountains on a train back from Aguas Calientes, Peru. We had just seen Machu Picchu (a place which lives up to EVERY ounce of the hype. That place is stunning). One of my wife’s work colleagues challenged me to a game of chess.

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Covid's Impact on Software Sales Efficiency

Tomasz Tunguz

More than a year after Covid washed over the software ecosystem and the tide ebbs, it’s revealing the impacts on fundamental metrics of public software companies. Sales efficiency is one of those key metrics. Covid altered the way salespeople and marketers engaged their target markets.

The Double-Stretch Hire Rarely Works Out

SaaStr

The biggest mistake folks make when they go to hire a VP of Sales is hiring a top AE that's never really built a team. Being the top rep at a SaaS company, as an IC, is a great and even necessary start. But it does not remotely prepare you to be a VP of Sales on its own.

Culture is King

Predictable Revenue

Eric Reed, CEO & Founder of at reed5group, joins Sarah Hicks/Collin Stewart on this episode of the Predictable Revenue Podcast. Eric believes that people aren’t hiring for culture above all else today because they’re afraid of the risk.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

G2 Users Rank InsightSquared a Leader In Sales Analytics…Again!

InsightSquared

When it comes to awards, G2 is one of our favorites as it’s based directly on real customer feedback, comparing InsightSquared with more than 50 vendors across multiple factors including customer satisfaction, ease of use, speed of implementation, and more.

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CRM Strategy – The Complete Guide

The Daily Egg

There are many businesses that implement CRM solutions with the belief that they will magically solve all of their problems. But adoption does not necessarily guarantee success. It’s not even just about investing in the right software; your CRM efforts could still fail for a number of reasons.

The Three Un’s of Successful Founders

Kellblog

I’ve worked with scores of founders and companies over the years and I’ve come to make bright-line distinction between founders and managers. Let me demonstrate it with a story. One day long ago I was in a board meeting. We were discussing the coming year’s budget.

How To Create a Project Quality Management Plan? Example & Template Sample

SaaS Metrics

Project managers are responsible for the planning, execution, and delivery of projects. At SaaS Metrics we know that delivering products on time and under budget requires creating a project management schedule ahead of time.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

CLTV Isn’t The Whole Story. Don’t Shortchange Second-Order Revenue.

SaaStr

Everyone in SaaS talks about CLTV (or LTV, same thing). The lifetime value of your customer. You can see a great detailed analysis of how to calculate it here. And then, everyone goes on to calculate some a metric telling you how much to spend on Sales and Marketing.

Lessons from the Frontlines: How to Sell When No-One’s Buying

Predictable Revenue

Speaking your customer’s language has always been an essential to successful sales. We conducted research with hundreds of B2B sales leaders to figure out what it’s going to take to speak your customer’s language in the new age of sales. It’s time to learn a new language!

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10 Ways InsightSquared’s Activity by Day Improves Sales Execution

InsightSquared

When it comes to sales execution strategy and overall forecast accuracy, understanding exactly what steps have already occurred on an account is key. . Did the prospect respond to the last email quickly? . What was the time period between demo and meeting 3? Is the champion engaged?

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11 Easy Steps to Create a Custom WordPress Widget

The Daily Egg

WordPress software is the go-to for people looking to create content for the web. Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s the perfect solution as-is for every content creator, though. Fortunately, you can tailor the software to better meet your needs.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

From Seed to Series C: a Primer on Startup Funding Rounds

Cobloom

SaaS startups take on investment for one very simple reason: to grow quickly. And though securing investment isn't a defining trait of a startup (see Paul Graham's original definition below), it provides you with a huge headstart over your competitors.

Q&A: Surviving Stress in Customer Success

ChurnZero

Customer Success is fueled by customer interaction. Working with people and building relationships brings us joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction – but also stress and exhaustion when navigating difficult conversations, personalities, or past experiences.

No One Comes To Your Session If It’s Not Diverse

SaaStr

So for 5+ years we’ve had a very specific set of speaker guidelines at SaaStr Annual and related events. We’ve had a majority of women speakers since 2017, and aim for 66% less represented speakers. We’re not close to perfect and keep learning.

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Selling into Ever-Changing, Highly Regulated Industries – Part 3: Healthcare 2.0

Predictable Revenue

Sean Yuan, Business and Product Operations Specialist at MDTech, joins Sarah Hicks/Collin Stewart on this episode of the Predictable Revenue Podcast. The post Selling into Ever-Changing, Highly Regulated Industries – Part 3: Healthcare 2.0 appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

The SaaS Product Power Breakfast Now Available in Podcast Form

Kellblog

As many of you know, Thomas Otter and I have been hosting a weekly Clubhouse room on Thursdays at 8:00 am Pacific which we’re calling The SaaS Product Power Breakfast (TSPPB).

The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Multisite

The Daily Egg

WordPress Multisite lets you do tons of cool things—provided you know how it works. It’s a powerful tool that lets you manage multiple websites efficiently (hence the name) from a single dashboard. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of it since it isn’t as popular as regular WordPress.

Solving the Marketing/Sales Attribution Problem Once and for All

Sales Hacker

If you’ve worked at a B2B company that uses an ABM strategy for their Go To Market and has an SDR team you have inevitably run into the problem of lead attribution. In B2C or e-commerce these problems exist, too. Was it the Facebook ad that helped us drive the sale? Or was it the blog, or the TV ad?

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