Sat.May 08, 2021 - Fri.May 14, 2021

2021 State of SaaS Brief

BetterCloud

With the rapid shift to remote work in the past year, your users are likely relying on file sharing and SaaS collaboration features more than ever. But it can be a mixed blessing. While SaaS is a boon to productivity, it also gives employees new levels of control over critical company assets.

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SaaS Sales Model: Choosing the Best Strategy for Your SaaS Business

Baremetrics

While we’ve spoken at length about working on financial modeling for your SaaS business , it’s important not just to have that data—you need to apply it. In addition to your financial model, you need to select a SaaS sales model that helps you improve the metrics and grow your business.

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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.

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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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.

8 Easy Steps to Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress

The Daily Egg

Want to end up higher in Google’s search results? Defining your keywords and meta descriptions for each of your posts in WordPress is a great way to step up your SEO strategy. If you’re new to WordPress or SEO, it might seem like a daunting task.

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Public-Facing Sales Leaders vs. Closers: Practical Game Plan to Be Both

Predictable Revenue

Leaders also need to be social innovators, attracting new clients, and interacting with them in the public, virtual world. Here's your game plan for the new era of sales. The post Public-Facing Sales Leaders vs. Closers: Practical Game Plan to Be Both appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

5 Tips to Grow 10-20% Faster Than Plan This Year

SaaStr

No matter how well you are doing post-Initial Traction in SaaS … you can almost always do at least 10-15% better. Pretty much almost always. Because there’s almost always more you can optimize, if nothing else. I’m not saying it’s easy.

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 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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9 Steps to Hosting Your Most Successful Virtual Event

The step-by-step Virtual Event Handbook from Thryv gives you all the tools you need for planning, setting goals, marketing, pricing and – don’t forget this one – event etiquette. Plus, the handy checklist will help you pull it all off without a hitch.

5 AI Copywriting Tools to Make Writing Content Easier

Neil Patel

Copywriting is hard. Whether you’re writing product descriptions or PPC ads , there’s a huge volume of work involved, and the repetitive nature of the tasks can drain your creativity.

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The One Best, “Secret” Hack to Getting Venture Funding

SaaStr

If you are doing your job as CEO, you already have 1 or 2 investors that want to invest in the next round. No matter when that round is. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) April 29, 2021.

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?”

Let’s Talk Talk Tracks: 15 Sales Enablement Leaders Share What Works (and What Doesn’t)

Sales Hacker

Are talk tracks just a fancy new tech take on sales scripts? Not according to these sales and sales enablement experts. Software tools are constantly improving their platforms with new features, new product lines and new uses cases.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

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.

How Many Sales Reps Do I Need To Hit The Plan Next Year? Hint: ~2x What You Think

SaaStr

Until founders have real help on the ops side, I usually see everyone get wrong the calculation of how many reps they’ll need. And it’s almost always more than first-time founders think. You can back into it: First, figure out how much revenue you need to close in the next twelve months.

5 Easy Steps to Setup Google Analytics

The Daily Egg

Google Analytics is a powerful tool. It gives you access to critical information about your site traffic that can shape your entire strategy. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to set up. Don’t worry—our guide will show you how to do just that so you can stay ahead of the competition.

The Power of Personal Branding: How to Create a Meaningful Career Through the Magic of You

Sales Hacker

Get ready to embrace the inner social media star in you. But thankfully you don’t have to eat a ghost pepper or anything like that (unless you want to).

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

15 Useful Clubhouse Tools to Help Your Marketing

Neil Patel

Clubhouse is an interesting app that acts as a combination of podcasting, Facebook Messenger, and Snapchat mixed into one. This audio-based platform is growing dramatically. In fact, the app has more than 228,000 reviews and a 4.9-star rating on the App Store.

How to Back Into a Fair Valuation For Your Seed Round (Or Later)

SaaStr

The hardest investment rounds to price are seed rounds. They’re incredibly situationally dependent: A founder that sold her last company for $400m or IPO’d might be able to raise a pre-seed round at $40m pre (not uncommon).

5 Easy Steps to Create a Blog with WordPress

The Daily Egg

Starting a WordPress blog can seem like a complex task. You may feel like you don’t have the skills or knowledge to create a blog, especially in WordPress. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be difficult, and creating your first blog can be highly rewarding.

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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.

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.

How to Use Google’s Disavow Tool For Better Rankings

Neil Patel

Recently, I had a friend ask me for help because her website rankings were tanking. Always willing to lend a helping hand, I asked her what she had been doing to build links and improve SEO. Everything she was doing checked out OK. So, I fired up Ahrefs and took a look at her backlink profile.

Annual Contracts: Maybe Not All They Are Cracked Up To Be

SaaStr

Bigger customers usually leave simply because your product doesn’t do enough. An annual contract gives you 365 days or so to fix that. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) September 4, 2020. I’ve long been a vocal proponent of annual contracts.

Salesforce Review

The Daily Egg

Salesforce is a popular CRM tool. The main reason? It’s a good option for businesses of all sizes, especially those that are growing. It’s an easy-to-use piece of software with just the right number of features, and it holds its own against the competition.

SaaS Case Study: How Customer Support Can Assist Sales Initiatives

Sales Hacker

As a SaaS business owner, you know that the competition is intense. For your brand to stand out, you have to provide an exceptional experience to your clients. The customer journey from acquisition to retention has to be seamless.

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.

Chris Lyons

Andreessen Horowitz

When we first met Chris Lyons eight years ago, he did not have the experience that most venture capital firms were looking for: early college days as a Cheesecake Factory server and Sound Engineer for So So Def, to launching … The post Chris Lyons appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz.

The 7 Best Pieces of Career Advice I Was Given

SaaStr

I’m not sure I’m a great giver of golden advice, but here’s my list of the best golden advice I’ve been given: Manage People — In General, and Earlier. The earlier in your career you can learn how to manage people, the faster you can excel in learning to scale. Managing people isn’t always fun.

Sage CRM Review

The Daily Egg

Sage CRM is a reliable solution for small and medium businesses to handle their customer management processes with speed and precision. As a comprehensive solution that helps small businesses streamline management tasks, it’s a top choice in its category.