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The Keys To RevOps Success

InsightSquared

Looking to jumpstart your RevOps initiative? Here are three keys to ensuring you’re on the right track. Where does RevOps report into: . Head of Sales? Where exactly does RevOps report up to? . According to Jen Igartua, Chief Services Officer, GoNimbly , the reporting structure can be flexible.

This SaaS sales coach explains the 20% of work that produces 80% of results for sales teams

Close.io

You just came out of your last meeting of the day, (the ninth one!), and you still aren’t hitting numbers. You’ve reflected on your coaching strategy, the hiring process, the CRM tool, your weekly meeting objectives. You’ve evaluated and tried to optimize everything.

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The Future of Work is Not so Distant Anymore

SaaStr

By Karen Rubin, Owl Labs Chief Revenue Officer. 5G, the Internet of Things, AI and Machine Learning, Wearables, Virtual Reality…these buzzwords are dominating the world of tech as the technologies they represent drive global cultural and business trends.

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Finding the Best Sales Commission Structure for your Business in 2020

Chart Mogul

Building a great sales team is not just about hiring the best people (although that certainly matters). It's also about creating a commission structure that motivates them to do the best job.

Debt Financing Fuels Your Growth - on Your Terms. Zero Dilution.

The landscape of startup financing is changing. Learn why SaaS founders are turning to debt capital options like revenue-based financing.

What is competitor based pricing? (+ how-to guide) | ProfitWell

ProfitWell

Market alignment is a big consideration for SaaS and subscription companies. If you’re not matching up with customers’ expectations on price, whether you’re coming in under or over the current trends, it’s impossible for your company to survive.

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One of the Most Frequent Errors in Sales Planning and Forecasting

Tom Tunguz

One of the most consistent errors made in sales projections and planning is mismatching the ramp time to the sales cycle. What does this mean? If my startup has a 9 months sales cycle and the VP of Sales projects a six month ramp time, my startup is committing this error.

Does Enterprise SaaS Need a Same-Store Sales Metric?

Kellblog

Enterprise SaaS and retailers have more in common than you might think. Let’s think about retailers for a minute. Retailers drive growth in two ways: They open new stores They increase sales at existing stores.

Audience segmentation: Why it’s important and how to do it

Vero

Which of these email subject lines would appeal the most to you if you were starting an online business?

How to Build Customer Rapport That Doesn’t Bore

ChurnZero

How to Build Customer Rapport That Doesn’t Bore. Every six months I begrudgingly visit the dentist. I sit under the florescent lights in the waiting room ruminating about my neglected resolution to floss each night and the impending pain I will soon endure.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

9 Steps to Repeatable, Scalable, and Profitable Growth

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

I recently did a podcast interview with Harry Stebbings of “The Twenty Minute VC” where we talked about the 9 step model for how B2B startups need to get through product/market fit, and then how they should go about finding a repeatable, scalable, and profitable growth process.

8 Simple Ideas On How to Motivate The Sales Team After a Rough Patch

SaaStr

Q: How do you motivate your sales team after a disastrous month? It’s definitely a challenge to keep the sales team in the game once things … slow down a lot. Because everyone in sales knows. They know if the competition is getting stronger. If the new VP of Sales isn’t good enough.

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4 Tips to Sustain Your Sales Kickoff Momentum

InsightSquared

You’re going on a road trip. Do you A. review the maps step-by-step weeks in advance or B. turn on your GPS when you step in the car? In today’s digital age, few people travel anywhere without their GPS. The ability to get in-the-moment guidance has become a must-have.

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Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!

TechStars

Raising capital can be one of the most difficult parts of the founder journey. The more you know about cap tables and term sheets, negotiating tactics and letters of intent, the better positioned you’ll be for investor meetings.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

The importance of connecting training and enablement to professional development

Predictable Revenue

There is plenty written about effectively managing and helping grow a sales team.

How To Meet With 200+ Top CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and More at 2020 SaaStr Annual

SaaStr

We’re just 20 days away from 2020 SaaStrAnnual.com and there are so many new things in store! Take a look at 20 of them here: One of the biggest is our-first ever CXO Summit at Annual on March 12.

The Ultimate Prospecting Tool for Sales Reps: Your Network

InsightSquared

The sales process is a race against numbers and time. . Reps are racing to hit quota within an allotted time frame. Sales ops is racing to capture sales data in real-time to enable data-driven decision making.

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LaunchPad Success Story: Joshua Pierce, The Diversity Org Founder Gives First

TechStars

Joshua Pierce knows the impact one opportunity or one mentor can have on a young person’s trajectory. As a Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars alum, he is living the “give first” mantra by building a nonprofit organization to educate underserved students about how to acquire economic success.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Them importance of connecting training and enablement to professional development

Predictable Revenue

There is plenty written about effectively managing and helping grow a sales team.

Additional Health & Safety Rules for 2020 SaaStr Annual

SaaStr

We’ve added a series of additional Health & Safety rules to the 2020 SaaStr Annual. You can review them in more detail here. Note they are more substantially restrictive than other events , perhaps in some cases too restrictive. So please review them.

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Investing in ChartHop

Andreessen Horowitz

Conway’s Law states “organizations which design systems… are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.”

PODCAST 97: How To Approach Changing Trends In The Global Economy w/ Tameka Vasquez

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Tameka Vasquez , AVP of Global Marketing for the High-Tech and Manufacturing division at Genpact. Tameka is a Marketing and Business Development Strategist and educator with nearly a decade of experience in the tech industry.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

Cloud Delivers Benefits - But SaaS Delivers More

Sage Intacct

Eight to ten years ago deployment options were hardly a consideration. Most accounting solutions were still licensed and deployed on your own premises, or perhaps licensed and hosted by a reputable third party.

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55.5 Million SaaStr Views on Quora: What’s Popular

SaaStr

We just crossed 55.5m views on Quora!! What’s popular now? Here are our most popular answers over the past 12 months: How do VCs value startups? 90k views). Which startup did you leave too early? (74k 74k views). What were the signs you missed before you lost a major customer? (A

The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)

Andreessen Horowitz

At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software.

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How to Create a Journey: Impact and Critical Event (Summit Replay)

Sales Hacker

This video training was originally presented at the 2019 Sales Hacker Success Summit. In it, Founder and CEO of Winning by Design, Jacco VanderKooij, shows you how to fill your pipeline by focusing on customer success to win the RIGHT accounts. What You’ll Learn. What customer “fit” really means.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

The Top 7 Customer Success Trends for 2020

Totango

As the digitization of the marketplace reaches near-saturation, organizations will compete for customers based on value derived—and this will be driven by customer success.

A Basic Structure for a VP, Sales Comp Plan: 50/50/25+ (Updated)

SaaStr

We put together a basic 50/50/25 VP of Sales comp plan early on at SaaStr, and it seemed time for an update. Incentives are critical, and the VP Sales will likely be the Seemingly Most Expensive hire you ever make. That’s stressful.

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Required Reading for Marketplace Entrepreneurs

Andreessen Horowitz

This week, we published the a16z Marketplace 100 , a ranking of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplace startups and private companies. See the full index and analysis here , and visit a16z.com/marketplace-100 for more marketplace-related content. From academics to.