2020

The 7 Best Pieces of Business Advice I Was Ever Given

SaaStr

Here’s my list of the best golden advice I was given as a first-time — and second-time — CEO: 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.

What is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)?

The Daily Egg

Conversion rate optimization offers one of the fastest, most effective methodologies for turning your existing web traffic into paying customers.

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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

In 2010 my brother Mike and I took our e-gift card startup, Instagift , through Techstars Seattle. The experience changed my life. We were guided by incredible mentors, worked in an amazing space, and ultimately raised money for the first time in our entrepreneurial careers.

[Guest Post] 5 Ways Intellectual Property Law Coincides with SEO

Incredo

When users interact with the World Wide Web, they tend to be rather lenient with their activity online and consider the consequences of their actions a little less.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Selling Through Crisis: 4 Ways Your Cancelled Events Can Still Generate You B2B Leads and Sales

Predictable Revenue

With the arrival of the COVID-19 crisis and trade shows and conferences being cancelled left and right, many B2B businesses are now left scrambling to figure out how to survive without their best weapon.

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10 Must-Haves for an Impactful Virtual Meeting

InsightSquared

Very quickly the world has been forced to communicate virtually. We are fortunate to be in constant communication with our coworkers, customers, and prospects using video sharing and other communication platforms.

The secret to customer engagement success? Gamification

DeepStream

What can you learn from video games to engage your customers and get them addicted to your products? Gamification is to key to successful engagement

Yes, Your VP of Sales Also Has to Be a Great Salesperson Herself

SaaStr

A mistake many founders make is hiring a VP of Sales who has many strengths — but not at sales per se. A VP of Sales who is smart, polished, and worked at the right place, in a management-level position. That can talk about quota attainment and sales operations and scaling and number.

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Your #1 Management Hack: Weekly 1-on-1s

SaaStr

Folks. DO YOUR 1-ON-1s. i know they arent always fun pic.twitter.com/Sb1BWxsWj3. — Jason ?BeKind? BeKind? Lemkin ?? jasonlk) July 10, 2020. When I catch up with founders on the march from $1m to $10m in ARR, the number one topic has always shifted to recruiting.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

How To Get Better at Recruiting. (We All Need To).

SaaStr

90% of my evaluation of any leader that works for me is the quality of people they can get to work for them. This could be wrong… Maybe it should be 95%. — Todd McKinnon (@toddmckinnon) September 13, 2020. Recruiting is tough. I certainly don’t do it well enough.

Best Dropshipping Companies

The Daily Egg

With ecommerce trends on the rise, dropshipping has quickly grown in popularity over the years. It’s an appealing alternative to traditional sales methods.

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Never Quit If

SaaStr

Never Quit If … 1. Never Quit If … You Have 10 Unaffiliated, Happy Paying Customers. And Aren’t Completely Out of Money. It’s almost impossible to get anyone to buy any new business web services.

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.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

SaaS Founder’s Guide To Conversational Marketing

Incredo

Conversational marketing has conquered the SaaS industry long ago. Software companies engage, qualify, and recommend visitors with the help of chatbots who set new rules for improving user experience.

The World of Sales Development is Changing

Predictable Revenue

n the not so distant past, many organizations, including Predictable Revenue, had very little difficulty generating sales meetings by sending routine, cold prospecting emails. But things are rapidly changing. The post The World of Sales Development is Changing appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

2020 SaaS Survey Results- COVID Edition!

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

KBCM TECHNOLOGY GROUP SAAS SURVEY – COVID EDITION 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!

The Difference Between Effectiveness and Efficiency Explained

InsightSquared

What is the difference between effectiveness and efficiency in sales? When it comes to B2B sales tools, efficiency is prioritized more so than effectiveness. But what do you gain by reps generating more meetings if they are all mediocre at best? Efficiency and effectiveness are both buzzwords popularly used by CEOs and Sales VPs to chart the course of their organization. They are also commonly misused and misinterpreted, not just in the lexicon of business-speak but in daily use.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

Is This The Beginning of the End of the Bay Area as The Global HQ of SaaS?

SaaStr

Things are so crazy right now, and beyond that, the pace of change is almost incomprehensible. Zoom has grown 20x in usage in a little more than a month. But at the same time, we added 6,000,000 new to the unemployment rolls. SaaS for some industries is being decimated in just a week or two.

Best Employee Scheduling Software

The Daily Egg

Managers waste over 140 hours a year manually creating schedules for their employees. Furthermore, manual scheduling errors can increase your turnover rate by as much as 174%. The good news is that’s not what your scheduling process has to look like.

The 15 Second Rule: 3 Reasons Why Users Leave a Website

The Daily Egg

How long do users stay on your website? Less than 15 seconds. That’s how long you have to capture someone’s attention on your website. I’ve dubbed this “the 15 Second Rule.” If you haven’t generated interest in 15 seconds, then you probably aren’t going to. How do you do that?

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Your Product Has to Be Easier to Buy Than to Use

SaaStr

In the last year we’ve been leveling up a lot of our systems at SaaStr, and as part of that, moving from a lot of self-service and simple products to more robust ones. Such is the way as you grow. And one thing I’ve been shocked about is how few sales processes have kept up.

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.

14 Best Website Visitor Tracking Software Tools (By Category)

The Daily Egg

Website visitor tracking can mean a lot of different things. We broke our list down into 3 common use cases—so you can find the tool you need fast. The post 14 Best Website Visitor Tracking Software Tools (By Category) appeared first on The Daily Egg. Analytics Conversion Testing

24 Attention-Grabbing Website Homepage Introductions

The Daily Egg

When visiting your site, a user decides whether to hit the “back button” within milliseconds. That’s right, milliseconds. Your homepage is your only chance to get them to stay on your site and become a customer.

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LaunchPad Lift Spring Program Kicks Off

TechStars

What elements are necessary for successful college-based entrepreneurship education?

How to Set Up and Optimize Your SaaS Sales Funnel So It Doesn’t Let You Down

Incredo

Say you want to know how videos can help you increase the impact of your social media ads. You searched it on Google, found an article on a video software provider’s blog, and clicked on the headline. At the end of the post, you saw a freebie on a similar topic.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Building a Successful B2B Outbound Sales Strategy From Scratch

Predictable Revenue

Co-Founder and CEO of Lemlist, the coolest sales automation platform ever created, shares tips and tricks to grow a SaaS company in a B2B space, from scratch! The post Building a Successful B2B Outbound Sales Strategy From Scratch appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Increase Clicks with these 12 Call-to-Action Phrases

The Daily Egg

If nobody clicks on your call-to-action phrases and buttons, you don’t get any leads, nor do you generate any revenue. That’s the opposite of the point of using CTAs, which is why I tell business owners and marketers to take the time to refine their phrasing.

Want to Solve CRM Adoption? Stop Counting Log-ins

InsightSquared

Unlike in the movie Field of Dreams, when it comes to CRM, year after year, users have proven, “if you build it, they won’t necessarily come.”. The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market is massive—expected to reach more than $80 billion in revenues by 2025 [1].

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