October, 2021

6 Top Sessions On Scaling From SaaStr Annual 2021

SaaStr

The topic of scaling is central to the mission of SaaStr: “Our goal is to help everyone get from $0 to $100m ARR with less stress and more success.” ” SaaS is not the right industry to aim for incremental, low single-digit revenue growth.

Best Virtual Mailboxes Compared

The Daily Egg

Receiving mail and packages is one challenge all remote companies and entrepreneurs face. A virtual mailbox is an excellent solution for many, The post Best Virtual Mailboxes Compared appeared first on The Daily Egg. Operations

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Inbound Vs. Outbound Sales Development

Predictable Revenue

Learn to identify the fundamental differences and merits of inbound and outbound sales development to implement them in your strategy effectively. The post Inbound Vs. Outbound Sales Development appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Inbound Sales Strategies Outbound Sales Development

15+ macOS Monterey changes to help you get work done

IT World

Just in time for the public debut of its revamped and updated MacBook Pros, Apple today releases macOS Monterey. Here are some of the key features of this release for enterprise professionals. Which Macs are compatible?

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

Edge computing: The architecture of the future

CSO Magazine

To fully digitize the last mile of business, you need to distribute compute power where it's needed most -- right next to IoT devices that collect data from the real world

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The Benefits of Hiring a Stretch VP of Sales (and The Risks)

SaaStr

………………… Hiring a VP of Sales in a startup is an incredibly hard thing. It requires good instincts, luck, timing, and plenty of other things to work. Even if you hire the right person there is no guarantee your startup is going to make it.

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6 Easy Steps to Start a Business With No Money

The Daily Egg

Starting a business with no capital seems like an impossible feat. But, the truth is, all you need to start a business. The post 6 Easy Steps to Start a Business With No Money appeared first on The Daily Egg. Startup

Jobs-To-Be-Done Theory: Understand Your Customers Better

Predictable Revenue

If you're disregarding or underutilizing the social and emotional aspects of sales, your customers might be switching out to the competitors. We asked Dan Balcauski, the founder of Product Tranquility and a SaaS packaging and pricing expert, what companies and salespeople should be doing instead.

Experts call Apple's CSAM scheme 'a dangerous technology'

IT World

Apple’s decision to postpone introduction of its controversial client-side scanning (CSS) CSAM-detection system looks like an even better idea amid news governments already want to use the controversial tools for other forms of surveillance. A 'dangerous technology'.

How Customer-Centric Feedback Loops Can Evolve Your Product Process

Speaker: Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo

Join Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo, as she discusses why it’s important to actively gather customer feedback, how to build customer feedback loops into your product planning, the best ways to decipher different types of feedback, and different frameworks for how/when to apply feedback processes.

Passive Investing in Venture Capital and the Parallels to Public Equities

Tomasz Tunguz

Passive venture capital investing is a relatively new idea. But it’s transforming the industry. As later stage investors permeate venture capital, they are amassing index funds of startups. If the public equities market is any indication, passive investing is here to stay.

Why We Crave Software With Style Over “Branding”

Andreessen Horowitz

Within the past few years, tech companies’ digital design all started to look the same: marginally, monotonously quirky; safe.

5 Top Customer Success Talks at SaaStr Annual 2021

SaaStr

Getting customer success right is one of the most powerful levers in SaaS: Upsell + expansion with existing customers costs 62% less than acquiring new customers ($0.63 upsell + expansion CAC vs $1.67 new customer CAC, per KeyBanc 2021 Private SaaS Company Survey ).

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

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

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

What happens when you put iPhone chips in Macs?

IT World

Ten years after the first Apple-designed chip, the A4 System on a Chip, debuted in the iPad and the iPhone 4, Apple introduced its M1 SoC for personal computers.

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170+ Women in Sales Share Their Career-Defining Aha Moment

Sales Hacker

Women in sales often have a polarizing experience. It has little to do with the work itself, and more to do with the societal pressure, norms, and bias that exist in 2021. We’re often encouraged to hide, toughen up, and bury our emotions. The expectation is that we can “do it all.”

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Why Web3 Matters

Andreessen Horowitz

Web1 (roughly 1990-2005) was about open protocols that were decentralized and community-governed. Most of the value accrued to the edges of the network — users and builders. Web2 (roughly 2005-2020) was about siloed, centralized services run by corporations.

Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched and Founder of Product Culture

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

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.

8 Easy Steps to Start an Online Business

The Daily Egg

If you’ve always dreamed of being an entrepreneur, an online business can make it possible. Maybe you want to start the next. The post 8 Easy Steps to Start an Online Business appeared first on The Daily Egg. Startup

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.

Apple’s new MacBook Pros leapfrog the competition

IT World

In all my years of Apple reporting, I’ve never seen a change of this magnitude for the Mac. Since I first began reporting on Apple’s business in 1999, I’ve watched as Apple tried really hard to explain the good points of each iteration of the old G-series Macs.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

The Four Sources of Pipeline and The Balance Across Them

Kellblog

I’ve mentioned this idea a few times of late (e.g., my previous post , my SaaStock EMEA presentation ) [1] and I’ve had some follow-up questions from readers, so I thought I’d do a quick post on the subject.

Open Source Is Finally Coming to Financial Services

Andreessen Horowitz

Open source will catalyze the financial services industry’s biggest evolution to date.

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.

7 Easy Steps to Start an LLC in Virginia

The Daily Egg

If you want to run your own business and protect yourself in the process, you might consider starting an LLC in Virginia. The post 7 Easy Steps to Start an LLC in Virginia appeared first on The Daily Egg. Startup

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

The Pathological Mindset for Crushing Cold Email

Predictable Revenue

The best path to improving cold email outreach is to become obsessed with it. Logging it. Tracking it. Analyzing it. Course correcting it. Learn how Jed Mahrle used this mindset to become the youngest & top-performing SDR at PandaDoc.

How to keep your workers (so you don’t have to replace them)

IT World

The “Great Resignation” is killing many small businesses. I see it every day here in Asheville, NC. This tourist town’s many great restaurants can’t keep their doors open because they literally can’t get enough staff to cook the food or serve the customers. It’s not just restaurants and corner shops.

Video of my Presentation at SaaStr 2021: A CEO’s Guide to Marketing

Kellblog

About two weeks ago I spoke at SaaStr Annual 2021 , giving a presentation entitled A CEO’s Guide to Marketing , which discusses why marketing is sometimes seen as a dark art and then discusses 5 things that every CEO (and startup exec) should know about marketing in order to work best with the marketing team.