January, 2021

10 Tips to Avoid SaaS Burnout

SaaStr

Burnout is a real risk in SaaS. Not usually in the early days. But as time marches on — It’s a huge risk. . One piece of “evidence” — a lot of fairly successful SaaS startups all sell at about the same point in time … about 5 years in.

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20 Critical Sales Qualification Questions to Identify the RIGHT Leads

Sales Hacker

Sales qualification questions help compare the prospect to the ICP to determine if they are a great fit. With an ideal customer profile, sales teams can focus on optimizing the sales qualification process. What Is Sales Qualification?

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Retention Deficit: How To Keep Customers by Talking About More Than Your Product

ChurnZero

. As a Customer Success professional, you talk to customers about your products and services all day, every day – whether it’s discussions about product adoption, value, or ROI.

Actions Sales Leaders Need to Take in a Recession

Predictable Revenue

There are a few key challenges that sales leaders face during a bad economy that they may not be thinking about already, and Steve Benson is here to talk about them. The post Actions Sales Leaders Need to Take in a Recession appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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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.

Best Database Software

The Daily Egg

Businesses in the modern era rely on data for everything. From customer data to marketing information, website data, and more, companies collect data at nearly every touchpoint. But all of that data is useless if you can’t store it, keep everything organized, and access information when you need it.

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Why Lead Velocity Rate (LVR) Is The Most Important Metric in SaaS

SaaStr

One thing that is great in SaaS, from a 20,000 foot perspective at least, is You Can See The Future. It’s the benefit of a recurring revenue stream in a B2B model.

The Fastest Growing Sectors of Startup Fundraising in 2020

Tomasz Tunguz

From time to time, I chart the fastest growing categories of startup investment in the US for seed through Series C. Here are 2015 , 2017 , This year, I was certain the categories would have been influenced by COVID19.

Employee Retention: 4 Tips to Help Keep Your Top Talent

Entrepreneur - SaaS

Got great talent? Here's how to keep it! Leadership

How to Strengthen Your Company Through Sales-Marketing Alignment

Predictable Revenue

Marketing and sales teams may work for the same company, but they behave like enemies way too frequently. Learn how to prevent that! The post How to Strengthen Your Company Through Sales-Marketing Alignment appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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!

Best Construction Management Software

The Daily Egg

Job sites are hectic places with dozens of people working on different things, people trying to communicate over loud noises, and heavy machinery moving around. To make matters worse, you can’t control the weather or predict when someone’s going to miss a few days of work.

InsightSquared + Revenue Collective

InsightSquared

InsightSquared + Revenue Collective: Elevating the partnership between CROs, RevOps and the entire GTM team. Big news for revenue leaders!

The #1 Reason SaaS Companies Stall Out at $15m-$20m ARR

SaaStr

In theory, many things can kill a SaaS startup after $4m-$5m ARR. In practice, quitting is the only thing. In theory, many things can stop a SaaS startup after $4m-$5m ARR from getting to $100m. In practice, high churn is the only thing. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) January 17, 2021.

The Last SaaS Churn Guide You’ll Ever Need to Read

Chart Mogul

Read it. Bookmark it. Save it. In this blog post, we have collected everything you need to know about churn — along with links to the best resources on the internet. You’ll never need to visit another site to learn about churn. Have you ever wanted to ruin a SaaS party?

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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.

Recap Emails: Better Follow-Up for More Wins

Sales Hacker

You’ve just had a great discovery call with a qualified prospect. You’ve both agreed to meet next week for a demo, and your champion has agreed to invite the economic buyer to the call.

What Makes a Boss Great?

Predictable Revenue

Are you new in leadership and wondering how to be a good boss? Or did you ever think about leaving your company because you had a bad one? Jaimie Buss is here to help! The post What Makes a Boss Great? appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Best Free Website Builders

The Daily Egg

Have you ever cooked a dish so good you even surprised yourself? You followed the recipe perfectly and viola! Somehow, everything aligned. When it comes to building a website, it can work the same way.

Growth Hacking: What it is and How SaaS Businesses Can Use it to Optimize Growth

Entrepreneur - SaaS

In this article, we'll discuss growth hacking tips for SaaS entrepreneurs, founders, growth leads or anyone else who is trying to grow a startup in a short amount of time or on a tight budget.

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.

What Your First 100 Hires Will Look Like

SaaStr

There’s an exercise I’ve been through with many founders that are just getting to Initial Traction, say $1m-$2m in ARR or so, sometimes less, where I map out their future hiring. They are often a bit shocked at how many people they are going to need to hire as they cross $10m ARR.

Data protection for audio to text: Trint’s secure transcription platform

Trint

When it comes to data protection, today’s businesses have their work cut out for them in building trust with clients, customers and employees. With data privacy legislation growing more prevalent on a global scale, people are becoming more privacy aware and naturally more protective over their data.

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Tercera Launches to Fund Third Wave of Cloud Consultancies

Think Strategies

I’m pleased to be one of the initial advisors of a new venture capital and advisory services firm focused on the ‘third wave’ of cloud consulting companies that are emerging in the market to respond to the escalating cloud deployment and management needs of enterprises worldwide.

Hunting your Zebra: How to Profile Your Perfect Prospect

Predictable Revenue

Jeff built his whole business around the idea of the Zebra. How to identify it, validate it, how to sell to it. The post Hunting your Zebra: How to Profile Your Perfect Prospect appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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.

Best Online Legal Services

The Daily Egg

Want to cut to the chase? Our top recommendations for the best online legal services to suit just about any purpose are LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, and Incfile. When it comes to your business, you want to make sure you have all of your legal ducks in a row. If you don’t, it will not only […].

What It’s Really Like to Build a Sales Team at a Unicorn Company

Sales Hacker

You get the job at your dream company — a unicorn with valuation over $1B. The pressure of building a successful team – and building it fast – starts to sink in. The post What It’s Really Like to Build a Sales Team at a Unicorn Company appeared first on Sales Hacker.

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Why VCs Need Unicorns Just to Survive

SaaStr

One of the most tiring things for founders can be always being compared to Unicorns and now Decacorns. Certainly sometimes it’s inspirational.

How to Create a Story with Trint

Trint

Pull together all your time-coded quotes and key moments to keep workflows moving, whether you're laying out ideas, drafting and scripting or cutting videos. Tell your Story, faster. Download the guide on how to create a Story

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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.

Kellblog 2021 Predictions

Kellblog

I admit that I’ve been more than a little slow to put out this post, but at least I’ve missed the late December (and early January) predictions rush. 2020 was the kind of year that would make anyone in the predictions business more than a little gun shy.

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How to Build a Top-Performing Inside Sales Team From Scratch

Predictable Revenue

Dirk Van Reenen is here to talk more about the importance of finding the right people and keeping the team motivated. The post How to Build a Top-Performing Inside Sales Team From Scratch appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Best Performance Management Software

The Daily Egg

Performance management software allows managers to establish standards for their employees. These tools make it easy to evaluate job performance and streamline employee development.