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SaaS Growth: Top Strategies and Trends for SaaS Growth

ProfitWell

The SaaS industry is growing fast, but if you want to be one of the companies contributing to that trend, you'll need to know the secrets of successful SaaS businesses.

Selling into Startups 101: What You Need to Know to Find a Unicorn

Sales Hacker

Imagine having the opportunity to sell into a company like Lyft in 2011. Imagine growing with them on their journey to becoming a publicly-traded company with an $11+ billion market cap. Back then, in 2011, Lyft was a small Series-A startup called Zimride with under 50 employees.

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Best Workflow Management Software

The Daily Egg

Are you looking for ways to simplify routine business tasks? Workflow management software is the solution. Businesses across all industries have been using workflow management tools to improve efficiencies in various departments.

VPs That Can’t Hire … They Aren’t Real VPs. At Least, Not Yet.

SaaStr

Perhaps the single most important thing you can ever do in SaaS, at least after $1m in ARR or so, is hire the best VPs you can. We’ve talked a lot over the years about how not to hire a wrong VP of Sales — 70%+ of the first VPs of Sales don’t make it even 10 months.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

6 Most Effective Reactivation Strategies for Lapsed Customers

Predictable Revenue

Keeping your existing users is much more cost effective that finding and converting new leads. Despite this, the average business mailing list loses 25% of its subscribers every year. Reactivating your lapsed customers is key to preventing them from becoming lost customers.

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Best Business Card Printing Services

The Daily Egg

Your business card says a lot about you. Even in today’s digital world, the business card exchange is still one of the best networking tools for in-person introductions.

Want To Steal a Customer from the Competition? You Gotta Do The Work

SaaStr

Q: What factors that make it difficult for a salesperson to sell a new product to a customer who has been buying a competing product for many years? You can steal a customer from a competitor. But unless they are so fed up with you, that they’d inbounded to switch — you have to go further.

Nailing your team’s talk-track, doubling numbers and finding their purpose

Predictable Revenue

Why crisis is the death of transactional sales, the metaphorical mint for bad “commission breath”, how to sellers can find their own noble purpose, the impact that has on the business and seller, and much more!

Marc Andreessen On Productivity, Scheduling, Reading Habits, Work, and More

Andreessen Horowitz

This interview was recorded earlier this year and originally appeared on The Observer Effect ; it has only been lightly edited for formatting here. On productivity. Let’s get into it.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Best WordPress Themes for Blogs

The Daily Egg

WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS platform. It’s the best option for anyone running a blog. Whether you have a small personal blog or you’re adding a blog to your business website, choosing the right theme will be crucial to its success.

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Is the Covid Boost in Cloud and SaaS Already Over?

SaaStr

We’ve talked a lot on SaaStr recently on Covid Beneficiaries, the ones given a boost by the crazy times of this year.

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11 Sophisticated Team Chat Apps & Software to end endless email Threads

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a16z Podcast: The Myths and Questions of Education

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

Best Business Insurance

The Daily Egg

Protecting your business from the unexpected feels like an impossible feat. After all, you have no idea what’s coming today, tomorrow, or next week. And the worst part of all is that there’s no way to know. There’s no magic wand or crystal ball to let you peek into the future.

My Top 10 Learnings From Ben Chestnut, CEO of Mailchimp

SaaStr

My Top 10 take-aways from talk with @benchestnut this morning: 1/ Yes, bootstrapping can take 3-4 years longer. 2/ You may not need a moat. Maybe let them go if they aren't happy. Happiness is a moat. 3/ Phase 2 might take 12 years to get to. It's OK. Talk to more customers. — Jason ?BeKind?

How 3 Top SaaS Sales Teams Follow up with a High-Ticket Lead

Cobloom

This is a guest post from Benjamin Brandall. Benjamin is a content marketer at Process Street , where he writes on startups, SaaS, and workflows. In his spare time, he runs Secret Cave , a site covering obscure entertainment and internet culture

The 4 Enterprise Sales Misconceptions for Startup Founders

OpenView Labs

Closing a blockbuster multi-million dollar deal with a Fortune 100 company can be a massive win for a startup. But don’t get too attached to the idea without knowing what you’re getting into. Enterprise sales is not a simple switch to make from SMB sales—it’s a completely different beast.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

How to Fuel Explosive Revenue Growth with Kick-ass Sales Incentives

Sales Hacker

If you’re looking to get a little extra from your revenue team, examining your sales incentives program is a great place to start. . An effective sales incentive program is not just the fuel to drive your revenue team. It’s a powerful octane boost to create a number of favorable outcomes. .

SaaStr Podcast #372 with 6sense CMO Latané Conant

SaaStr

372: Latané Conant is the Chief Marketing Officer at 6sense, the company that allows you to achieve predictable revenue growth by identifying accounts looking for your solution, prioritize efforts and then engage the right way.

How Data-Driven Customer Engagement Delivers Value to Each Customer 

Totango

For any business, the question of how to meet the needs of the client is front and center. After all, as the old adage goes, “The customer is always right.”

The Best Project Management Software (In-Depth Review)

Neil Patel

Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. It’s every manager’s worst nightmare. That ONE project that never seems to end. Nothing goes as planned and missed deadlines lurk around every corner.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

PODCAST 126: How to Book a Meeting with Nearly Anyone in the World with Jeff Winters

Sales Hacker

Today on the show, we’ve got Jeff Winters, the founder and CEO of Sapper Consulting, one of the top 10 people in the world who can get a dream meeting — a meeting with virtually anybody in the world. We also announced a contest on this episode, so give it a or read our blog.

How to Scale a SaaS business: 5 Growth Tips with Jason Lemkin + Algolia

SaaStr

The CMO and team at Algolia did a session with me a while back on the top mistakes founders make in the early days. While some of it was familiar territory, I thought it was a pretty fun discussion with a different perspective in many cases than we’ve touched on before.

How HeadSpace Gets a Million Visitors from this Zen SEO Strategy

Ryan Berg

With society seemingly melting down from every angle, there might never have been a better time to learn to meditate. HeadSpace, a popular meditation app, reported a 10-fold increase in users listening to their “stress reduction” meditation tracks between mid-March and mid-June.

An Introduction to Yelp Ads for Local and e-Commerce Businesses

Neil Patel

If you own a business, you know word of mouth is vital to your success. A glowing review from a handful of customers, or even just one influential somebody , can put your business on the map. And a bad review? Well, that can ruin your reputation. Or at least put a good dent in it.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Advanced Account-Based Strategies to Accelerate Your Pipeline

Sales Hacker

The post Advanced Account-Based Strategies to Accelerate Your Pipeline appeared first on Sales Hacker. Account Executives Webinars

How Do I Develop Inbound Leads in a New Category?

SaaStr

Q: What’s the best way to develop inbound leads when creating a new market/product category? The answer is you do All of It. Just more of it. Category creation is hard because you have to build awareness of both a new vendor AND a new category. But … the problem you are solving isn’t new.

Business Apology Email Example: A Customer Service Template to Restore Loyalty

Groove HQ

Despite the unfortunate circumstances, your business’ apology email can salvage even the most crushing mistakes. Here’s a template that’s been proven to work. The post Business Apology Email Example: A Customer Service Template to Restore Loyalty appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support