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On Your Next Big Deal? Double Your Pricing.

SaaStr

There’s a fun — and very lucrative and rewarding — exercise I like to go through with most of the startups I work with. It’s goes like this: First, who’s your largest customer? Now, do you have a prospect in the pipeline that’s somewhat similar? You do? Great.

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The Daily Egg

It’s been six hours of driving but you’re almost there. You’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon and finally said “the heck with it,” hopped in the car and took off. But, in all your excitement you forgot to pack your phone charger. You’re about 20 minutes away when your phone dies.

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How to Succeed as a First-Time VP of Sales. Or Just a First-Time VP in General.

SaaStr

We’ve talked a lot on SaaStr about how to hire a Great VP of Sales. And we’ll keep talking about it — so long as 70% of first-time VPs of Sales don’t make it 1 year.

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Best Standing Desks

The Daily Egg

I’m going to give you an aha! moment so big that you’ll never forget it. It’s so well known that the happiest, most powerful, and most successful people on the planet have shared it freely in interviews and biographies. Sadly, this simple secret is often overlooked, hiding in plain sight.

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

In today’s climate, it’s more important than ever for SaaS companies to build rock-solid financial models on which they can operate and make key business decisions. The teams at SaaSOptics and Burkland have teamed up to create a comprehensive guide to the most difficult aspect of financial modeling: revenue forecasting.

Here’s to 2021: Accurate, Agile Sales Forecasting

InsightSquared

When it comes to sales forecasting , it’s a simple truth: if you can see what’s coming, you can prepare and react accordingly. In many cases, you can even change future results before they become foregone conclusions. .

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How to Engage Your Audience with Live Streaming

Neil Patel

Are you missing out on a huge section of your target audience? If you’re not using live streaming to engage with your followers, then you might be. The numbers behind live streaming are impressive , and if you’re not already, you should be incorporating this medium into your marketing strategy.

A Simplified Method for Forecasting MRR Growth

Chart Mogul

As 2021 approaches, discussions about forecasting MRR are becoming commonplace in companies of all sized. In this article, Travis shares his tested method towards predicting revenue growth. The spreadsheet used to make the charts included in this blog post can be found here. It’s budget season.

Totango Product Update -Staying warm in Fiji

Totango

Hi there, I hope all of you had a great weekend, and for those who celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope you got some additional rest and relaxation. We are almost at the end of this special weird year moving swiftly towards 2021.

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It's Supposed to Be Hard. You're Changing the World.

Tomasz Tunguz

“It’s the Finals. It’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard.” ” After Game 2 of the NBA Finals said them to Steph Curry as they walked through the tunnel to the locker room after a loss. What’s true for basketball is also true for startups - at least in this case. With all the news of unicorns and IPOs and acquisitions driven by the broader market, teams can fall into a trap to think building a startup into a success is easier for others.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Your VP Sales Has a Sales Quota. Your VP Marketing Has To Have a Quota, Too.

SaaStr

A ways back, we did an extremely popular post entitled, Hire the Right Type of VP Marketing or You’ll Just End Up With a Bunch of Blue Pens with Your Logo On Them.

How to Create the Best Facebook Cover Photos for Your Business

Neil Patel

It seems like every week there’s a new article about how people don’t use Facebook anymore. You may hear that it’s only for “old people,” that it’s not relevant, that brands are abandoning it. Thing is, that’s just not supported by the user data.

PODCAST 138: From Marketer to CEO: The Power of Brand as a Growth Amplifier with Jake Sorofman

Sales Hacker

If you missed episode 137, check it out here: Team Selling: A Comeback Story for 2021 with Trish Bertuzzi. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. We’re on iTunes. And on Stitcher. Show Agenda and Timestamps. Show Introduction [00:01]. Who is Jake Sorofman and what is MetaCX?[2:00]. 2:00].

How to Prevent Customer Churn

Totango

Loyal customers are one of the most valuable assets a company can have. Not only does customer loyalty equal a higher lifetime value as compared to short-term clientele, but long-term customers boost brand image and are more likely to provide word-of-mouth advertising to their peers.

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The Five-Finger Approach to Onboarding

As a group who provides the software tools necessary to manage the contracts to cash process, Aysling onboards users and projects daily, and has learned some important tips if you want to be successful when onboarding new clients and/or projects.

How a Merger of Salesforce and Slack Would Change the SaaS Landscape

Tomasz Tunguz

The rumor mill churns with whispers Salesforce will acquire Slack. This combination would be strategic for both involved for three reasons. First, Salesforce and Slack share Microsoft as their most significant competitor. Microsoft Teams' rapid assault and consequent market power into the corporate instant messaging market transformed the market dynamics in less than 12 months.

When It’s Worth It To Hire an Interim VP of Sales

SaaStr

We’ve talked a lot on SaaStr about the damage a bad VP of Sales can do. They often make things much worse than they were before — and burn a year and half of your capital doing it.

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Best Call Center Software

Neil Patel

Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. What would it be like for your business to never miss another call? Nothing scares away new business like hard-to-reach customer service or disorganized sales calls.

How to Forge a Stronger Relationship Between Sales and Content Marketing

Sales Hacker

In an ideal world, your company has a truly close alignment between sales and marketing, and communication flows like a river between these teams. In reality, however, there are going to be gaps in communication and collaboration.

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.

Reasons to be Thankful Despite the 2020 Madness

Nimble - Sales

This has no doubt been one of the most difficult years for many people and businesses. I’m sure I’m not the only one suffering from COVID PTSD, and we’re not out of the woods yet. With so much uncertainty in the world, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what this year has […].

Top 5 Most Popular ChurnZero Webinars to Watch and Share

ChurnZero

Webinars are a quick and easy way to find out more about a topic especially if you don’t know where to start. As we have a large library of on-demand webinar content in our Resources center , we often get asked by customers, which ones are the most popular and must-see to get caught up on.

When The Team Revolts

SaaStr

Start-ups aren’t democracies, no matter what some employees may think. The CEO is the CEO, and the founders are the founders. But start-ups also aren’t IBM or Cisco. Or even, anything like DropBox or Slack or Box or Hubspot, not organizationally at least.

What is Video Search and How Can it Help Your Business?

Neil Patel

Studying how people use video search to find the content they want is an essential but often neglected area of marketing. When we understand how video search engines work, we can begin to devise marketing strategies around this traffic source.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

What is Customer 360 and How Does it Affect Customer Success?

Totango

Today’s consumers have higher expectations for the companies they work with than ever before. The digital business landscape has made it so competitors can easily reach out to prospective customers with offers of enticing deals and promises of attentive service.

How the Busiest People in SaaS Manage Their Email

OpenView Labs

Ever have one of those days where as soon as you send an email, you immediately get a new one? And then you get another. And another. It feels like you’ll never be able to catch up. We’ve been there.

Levering Your CFO to Drive SaaS Company Growth

Sage Intacct

Despite the role that CEOs, CTOs, and product managers play in a startup’s success, finance is the only department in a SaaS startup that touches every part of the customer journey.

Why You Might Not Actually Enjoy Being a VC

SaaStr

Why would you not work in a VC fund? There may be times, maybe even many times, in the earlier days when you look at VCs and Venture Capital and think — that’s the easy way.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

How to Create Hyperlocal Ad Campaigns

Neil Patel

In these modern times of digital transformation, it may seem like most digital marketing strategies are designed for online businesses. So are there any digital marketing strategies for brick-and-mortar businesses? Yes, there are, and one of the most effective ones is hyperlocal marketing.

3 Keys to Successful Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

With 2021 just a handful of weeks away, join us for a fireside chat to learn impactful Sales Enablement strategies and best practices to help you gear up for the year ahead. The post 3 Keys to Successful Sales Enablement appeared first on Sales Hacker. Sales Enablement Training & Events

How to Fix Your SaaS Solution's Value Chain

Cobloom

What's a SaaS solution's value chain? It's simple, it's all the parts of your offering that link up in order to turn customer income at one end into a solution the customer values at the other.

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