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How Long Does It Take To Get to A Billion+ Acquisition in SaaS? About 10 Years

SaaStr

18 years to $100m ARR and unicorn exit. You want it to be faster, but sometimes, it just takes longer. Stay with it [link]. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) November 2, 2020. The other day Coupa did its first $1B+ acquisition, of 18+ year old Llamsoft.

Top 10 SaaStr Videos of the Week: YCombinator, Hubspot, Amplify Partners, Zendesk, Brex and More!

SaaStr

What are the 20,000+ SaaStr YouTube viewers watching this week? Let’s take a look! #1 1 “A Decade of Learnings from Y Combinator.” ” OK this one is coming up on 100,000 views and 2,500 upvotes so that’s a winner. #2

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How to Grow a SaaS Company From $100k-$1m ARR – Experience from Mailshake & Right Inbox

Sujan Patel

There’s no silver bullet to growing a business. The actions you need to take are massively dependent on the size of your company. Stuff that works for a six-month-old startup just isn’t applicable to a vast enterprise, and vice versa. In my last article, I spoke about maximizing growth for businesses at that early startup […]. The post How to Grow a SaaS Company From $100k-$1m ARR – Experience from Mailshake & Right Inbox appeared first on Sujan Patel.

Best Collaboration Software

The Daily Egg

Even the smallest teams need an easy way to work together and stay connected, especially when they’re not working in the same physical location.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Content For Increased Sales Enablement: A User’s Guide

Predictable Revenue

Accept the new normal, and keep your sales team calm and motivated during difficult times. The post Content For Increased Sales Enablement: A User’s Guide appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Sales & Marketing Alignment

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Introducing Sales Hacker’s New Community Leaders

Sales Hacker

At Sales Hacker, our Community Leaders help build relationships with our members. They are a part of every conversation that is had on our site, and they help bring other experts into the discussions.

Best Employee Monitoring Software

The Daily Egg

Employee monitoring software is more than just a tool for keeping an eye on your staff. These tools ensure that your entire team stays on-task and avoids distractions while they’re working. Employee monitoring tools have features for security, time tracking, and even productivity management.

Deal Mechanics: How to Work (And Close) 3x The Deals

Predictable Revenue

Learn how Nick's strategies on what to do in the white space in between meetings allow him to carry more pipeline and close more deals. The post Deal Mechanics: How to Work (And Close) 3x The Deals appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Check-the-Box Features? You Have to Build Them. Even if Usage is Zero.

SaaStr

So finally, after likely trillions of minutes of sessions, Zoom is rolling out end-to-end encryption. And while it sounds great, it’s also sort of a bit, well, almost silly as a feature. Almost. Or at least, not really necessary. Too much form over substance.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

The Startup Funding Bible: How to Raise Money Like a Unicorn

Cobloom

From Facebook to Workday, Airbnb to Dropbox, fairytale stories of billion-dollar startups seem to be everywhere. In each instance, there's a particular fascination on two pieces of information: the company's staggering valuation, and the investment they secured to get there.

Best Digital Asset Management Software

The Daily Egg

Digital asset management software (DAM software for short) is the modern way for businesses to track, share, archive, distribute, and repurpose digital assets. Images, videos, documents, audio files, animations, and other types of media content would all fall into the “digital asset” category.

Creativity is the New Sales Hack

Sales Hacker

Connecting with prospects is harder than ever. Personalization may capture someone’s attention, but you have to be creative in order to win their heart and close a deal. The post Creativity is the New Sales Hack appeared first on Sales Hacker. Account Executives Training & Events

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Gear Up — And Sign Up — For SaaStr Scale 2020 on Dec 8-9!!

SaaStr

Ok, it’s November now and it’s time to start getting excited for the second annual SaaStrScale.com 2020. SaaStr Scale is our growth-focused event with the best lessons learned from CEOs, CROs, CMOS, CCOs, and much more on how to scale to $1m, $10m, $100m, $1B ARR … and beyond!

The Five-Finger Approach to Onboarding

As a group who provides the software tools necessary to manage the contracts to cash process, Aysling onboards users and projects daily, and has learned some important tips if you want to be successful when onboarding new clients and/or projects.

How Core Web Vitals Affect Google’s Algorithms

Neil Patel

While we spend a lot of time focusing on keyword optimization , mobile-experience, and backlinks, Google pays a lot of attention to the on-page experience. That’s why they’ve rolled out a new set of signals called Core Web Vitals.

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Best Mobile App Development Software

The Daily Egg

Years ago, mobile app development was reserved for developers and large organizations with big tech budgets. But today, mobile app development software makes it possible for people of all skill levels to build apps for a wide range of potential use cases.

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Get More Meetings & Close More Deals in Q4 With These 4 Sales Email Tips

Sales Hacker

It’s that time of year: the fourth quarter. For many of us, this is when budgets get set, deals get drafted, and your commission gets solidified. And for many salespeople desperate to fill a pipeline in the fading months of the year, that means turning to email.

Now, For the First Time Ever, You Really Can Hire “Bay Area VPs” Anywhere in the World. Carpe Diem.

SaaStr

One of the biggest challenges in scaling a SaaS company has always been VP and SVP level talent. Especially, past $10m ARR and beyond. Outside of the SF Bay Area, and a little bit of NYC and Salt Lake City, the bench talent just isn’t there. Even today.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Post-purchase emails 101: What you need to know

Vero

Post-purchase emails continue building the relationship after the sale, and can do a lot to inform how a customer feels about your company’s experience. It’s worth the little extra work. . The sale doesn’t end at checkout.

Best Online Reputation Management

The Daily Egg

Your brand image is everything. Consumers are constantly browsing the web to learn more information about a company before they consider buying anything. Even wholesale buyers conduct due diligence on B2Bs before partnering or purchasing from another business. A quick Google search will display either positive or negative results about your organization. Poor reviews or […]. The post Best Online Reputation Management appeared first on The Daily Egg. Reviews

Book More Meetings by Creating Extraordinary Prospect Experiences

Sales Hacker

Experiences bring people together—ultimately building the trust and relationships that close deals. But how can we create extraordinary experiences for our prospects without being able to meet in person?

The Best Sales Reps Get Customers to Buy. Even When They Don’t Need to Right Now.

SaaStr

Q: Can salespeople really get customers to buy a product they don’t need? In many ways, getting folks to buy a product they don’t truly need is the art of sales. If they really, truly needed it right now … all you really need is an order taker. I’m exaggerating, but not by that much.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Six principles of system design

Inside Intercom

The start of any journey begins with consulting a map. But if you’re a product designer starting out on a new project, you might find yourself with a blank page, and the job of drawing the map: of defining the high-level design direction that your team is going to use to chart their course.

15 Powerful SEO Chrome Extensions

Neil Patel

We’re expected to perform so many tasks daily, from organizing our content buckets to ensuring a website’s usability to link building to much, much more. It’s a lot — but there is good news. There are a variety of Google Chrome extensions that can make these tasks a lot easier.

5 Essential Elements of Customer Service to Guide Your Growing Business

Groove HQ

These five elements of customer service lay the foundation for company growth, client success, and customer happiness at growing small businesses. The post 5 Essential Elements of Customer Service to Guide Your Growing Business appeared first on Groove Blog. Customer Support

Everyone in SaaS Needs to Do Customer Support. At Least Until You Have 50-100 Employees. But Ideally, Forever.

SaaStr

A ways back we noted a great rant by David Marcus , now of Facebook, and previously President of PayPal. Complaining his employees weren’t using PayPal apps. Well — what did he expect? Yes, he was right. It’s not cool if your team doesn’t use your app every day. But PayPal isn’t Google. Or Facebook. It’s ubiquitous, but it’s not a service everyone is necessarily going to naturally use every day, or maybe even, ever.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Bio Eats World: The Thermodynamics of Life

Andreessen Horowitz

[simplecast-embed error="Could not find episode"]. Where does life truly begin? How do we understand the fundamental nature of what is “alive” and what is “not alive”?

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How I Built a Successful International Sales Team From the Ground Up

Sales Hacker

When I landed in Dublin in 2015, I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 26-year-old who had severely under-estimated and oversimplified the work in front of me. I was the new Vice President of International Sales & Managing Director for a work management software company called Wrike.

The 10 Best Apple Watch Apps for Business

Neil Patel

When the Apple Watch first came out in 2015, there were 3,000 apps available for download. Fast forward five years, and now there are over 20,000 apps —21 of which are built-in.