2021

6+ Key Signs a VP Can’t Scale Beyond $5m-$10m ARR

SaaStr

It’s a bit of a bummer than oftentimes, once you finally hire a few great VPs at $1m, $2m, $3m ARR … and they do a great job … that they then don’t scale. They don’t turn out to be the right folks for the next level (as you approach and pass $10m ARR) and beyond.

10 Easy Steps to Start a T-Shirt Business

The Daily Egg

It’s easy to start a t-shirt business–you don’t need prior experience and it has a low cost to get started. Many would-be. The post 10 Easy Steps to Start a T-Shirt Business appeared first on The Daily Egg. Startup

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Cold Calling in 2021

Predictable Revenue

The goal of a cold call is attention + interest, not selling. That means we have to ask the question: How do I get this person to want to speak with me? The post Cold Calling in 2021 appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Sales & Marketing Strategies

Saas Survey 2021

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

2021 SAAS SURVEY – Part 1 For the eighth year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) Thank you to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in taking the survey!

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Why a Great Rep Can Close 9x More Than a Poor Rep, and Even 2.5x More Than a Good Rep

SaaStr

As it turns out, all of these are within your control [link]. — Robby Allen (@_RobbyAllen) February 23, 2021.

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How To Attract High-Quality Clients Without Wasting Money On Advertising And Techy Funnels

Predictable Revenue

The only reason a prospect will hire you is because they trust you can solve the problem they have. Learn how to hook them with solid proposals. The post How To Attract High-Quality Clients Without Wasting Money On Advertising And Techy Funnels appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

6 Product Led Growth Sessions From SaaStr Annual 2021

SaaStr

As OpenView and many others have documented, Product Led Growth (“PLG”) is one of the dominant themes of the SaaS marketplace today. Unsurprisingly, Product Led Growth was one of the most popular discussion topics at SaaStr Annual 2021.

The 9 Qualities of a Great Sales Rep

SaaStr

Q: What qualities do great salespeople have? A few: They really listen. Mediocre sales reps just start diving into their script, and try not to deviate from it. Great salespeople learn their prospects’ needs, issues and pain. They can adjust the pitch and story to suit the prospec t.

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The Best Website Color Palettes to Increase Engagement in 2021

The Daily Egg

Did you know specific colors cause people to feel and respond in different ways? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the number. The post The Best Website Color Palettes to Increase Engagement in 2021 appeared first on The Daily Egg. Design color design ux

Your Guide to Embedded Payments

Right now, the embedded payments conversation can be downright confusing, Filled with terms like payfac, merchant of record, embedded payments, software-led payments––and that's just to name a few––we're here to break it all down to its essentials, and tell you what you really need to understand.

In 2021, We Minted 46 Unicorns a Month

SaaStr

Has it felt like not just a unicorn-a-day in 2021, but a bit more? No, you weren’t crazy. We minted 46 Unicorns a Month in 2021. That’s 1.5 a day: Ok 2021 isn’t quite over, but the trends are pretty much set.

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What is the Customer Journey and Why Do You Need to Create One?

The Daily Egg

Do you know what a customer journey is and why you need one? A customer journey is a story about understanding your users, how they behave while they visit your website, and what you can do to improve their trip, so they keep coming back. Nowadays all we seem to hear in B2B and B2C […].

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Best Remote Support Software Compared

The Daily Egg

In the aftermath of COVID-19, being able to work from anywhere in the world is more important than ever before. With remote. The post Best Remote Support Software Compared appeared first on The Daily Egg. Operations

7 Top Trends in Customer Success to Learn From, and Maybe Emulate

SaaStr

Nick Mehta, CEO of Customer Success leader Gainsight, recently did a short post above on his Top 7 takeaways talking with customer success leader for the first time in-person in a long time. These points are so interesting I thought I’d add a few thoughts on to them. 7 takeaways: 1.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

5 Great Marketing Sessions From SaaStr Annual 2021 with CMOs of Datadog, G2, Blackline, Marqeta and Dave Kellogg

SaaStr

Using Dave Kellogg’s “ Four Sources of Pipeline ” framework, marketing should source 60% of the pipeline for a representative enterprise software company. .

5 Key Principles Of Good Website Usability

The Daily Egg

It’s true, easy usability has become mandatory for a site to be considered well designed. Over the past few years, we have gotten used to certain standards in web design.

25% of The Cloud 100 Is Growing 100%+ at $100m ARR. Woah.

SaaStr

Byron Deeter, general partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and I caught up on SaaS and Cloud in general and the upcoming Cloud100 awards and learnings. The full session is below and sign up for the Cloud 100 for FREE here. A few of the takeaways: #1.

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5 Things You Should Be Doing to Increase Your Sales Productivity

Predictable Revenue

5 key pieces of advice by Jay Mount (CEO of basix.ai) to help team leaders increase their sales productivity, without reducing morale. The post 5 Things You Should Be Doing To Increase Your Sales Productivity appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Sales & Marketing Strategies

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

At Least 20% of Your New Customers Should Come from Referrals and Word of Mouth

SaaStr

Q: Dear SaaStr: What Percent of My Revenue Should Come from Referrals and Word of Mouth? Ultimately, almost all software companies end up getting 20-50% or so of their new customers from their existing customers once they hit scale. Sometimes even more. From referrals. From brand. From word-of-mouth.

The Top 10 Questions to Ask a VP of Marketing in an Interview

SaaStr

There is a lot to do in marketing. But a new VP of Marketing will really only do 3 things. Ask them what those top 3 are before you hire them. You may need something different. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) August 4, 2021.

5 Interesting Learnings from Freshworks at $400,000,000 in ARR

SaaStr

Freshworks has filed to go public, one of a next wave of U.S.-Indian Indian SaaS hybrid super success stories. Headquartered in the U.S., but with 3,800 of 4,300 employees in India, and customers spread across the globe — Freshworks is a great example of the future of SaaS.

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Yes, You Need to Fundraise 52 Weeks a Year. The 1-and-30 Rule.

SaaStr

“I don’t want to meet [That VC]. I don’t need money now and it’s distracting.” ” — most founders, post Seed round. …… There’s a superpower some founders have.

Payments 101: A Guide to Who Does What in Payments

Whenever a consumer pays for a good or service the process is quick and easy. But behind the scenes, a massive system continually hums, making that transaction and more than a billion like it possible every day. Here's a guide to who does what in payments.

HubSpot’s Growth Accelerates to 41% at $1.1B in ARR. And New Customers Grew Even Faster.

SaaStr

Hubspot didn't just grow an incredible 41% in Q1'21 to $1.1B in ARR. It accelerated. Revenue growth accelerated from 32% to 41% * And new customer growth accelerated to a crazy 45% YoY * All while keeping ACVs constant at ~10k. They did it the hard way, with SMBs.

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CRM Strategy – The Complete Guide

The Daily Egg

There are many businesses that implement CRM solutions with the belief that they will magically solve all of their problems. But adoption does not necessarily guarantee success. It’s not even just about investing in the right software; your CRM efforts could still fail for a number of reasons.

5 Interesting Learnings from Monday.com at $240,000,000 ARR

SaaStr

So Monday.com has filed to IPO with some pretty incredible numbers, especially considering just how competitive the space is. At $240m in ARR, they are growing a stunning 85% year-over-year!

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The Top SaaS Companies Have An Average of ~350 Integrations

SaaStr

Your API. If you are a B2D company, it’s your product itself, your API. But for most B2B companies, your API, your partner programs, and the like are extensions. Not your core product, but an important layer for improving customer experience.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

The 48 Types of VP Sales. Make Deadly Sure You Hire the Right One.

SaaStr

Ah the VP of Sales. The toughest hire. Such a high failure rate. I want to help. So this is the third in our series. The first post is What a Great VP of Sales Actually Does. So you expect the right things, and hire your rockstar at the right time to do the right things.

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How to Get Ahead in SaaS Sales in 7 Easy Steps

SaaStr

For someone just starting out in SaaS sales (entry-level Salesforce in November), what are your tips to accelerate growth/ability in early stages? A few thoughts to excel as someone new to SaaS sales: Really learn the product cold. As fundamentally as you can.

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You’re not JUST an SDR: Step by step guide to fill in pipeline

Predictable Revenue

Nadja Komnenic, head of business development at lemlist, explains step by step how to properly build relationships, lead with value and use combo prospecting to generate more pipeline. The post You’re not JUST an SDR: Step by step guide to fill in pipeline appeared first on Predictable Revenue.