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Sharing experience, insights and best practices for building SaaS businesses. Clients rely on us to realize the future visions of their organizations. Posts here are based on real-world outcomes and lessons learned from putting marketing to work – marketing that grows software companies like yours.  Let’s build something bigger, together.

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SaaS Backwards Episode 9: The CMO as a Servant Warrior, Armed with Data with Neil Becker of Behavox

Welcome to episode nine of the SaaS Backwards podcast, where we interview CEOs and CMOs of fast-growing SaaS firms to reveal what they are doing that's working, and lessons learned from things that didn't work as planned. 

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SaaS Backwards Episode 13: Harnessing the Power of Community and Pivot from Services to SaaS with Terry Sydoryk of Chaordix

Welcome to episode 13 of the SaaS Backwards podcast. This episode is a great thought starter for product and brand managers who are looking for ideas on how to engage more deeply with end users. I also made a call for social media strategists to...

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SaaS Backwards Episode 12: Powering SaaS Scale-Ups as a Fractional CTO/COO with Michael Richardson of Tech-Azur

Welcome to episode 12 of the SaaS Backwards podcast, where we interview CEOs and CMOs of fast-growing SaaS firms to reveal what they are doing that's working, and lessons learned from things that didn't work as planned. 

This episode features an...

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What Is the Flywheel and How Will It Impact Your Future Marketing Tactics?

Marketing and sales used to be simple and separate.

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Top 10 Reasons Why You’re Failing to Convert Leads into Customers

In theory, the process of converting inbound leads into customers seems pretty simple. When someone downloads something they liked it’s an indication of interest. So if you can generate more leads, all you have to do is hire low-cost business...

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Defining the Future of Meetings and Conferences

How Aventri CEO Jim Sharpe not only pivoted the business to support online events but is now helping to define what the future of meetings looks like with its customers.

As Jim Sharpe stepped into the CEO position at Aventri in January 2020, he...

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Scale Your SaaS Beyond Founder Relationships With an Inbound Strategy

As the founder of a young business, you are the one responsible for developing relationships, closing deals and securing the funding you need to move forward. It makes sense that you would be your company’s number one salesperson since you...

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How Smart SaaS Founders Prepare for their First Round of VC Funding

If an investor group handed you a check for $8 million, would you be prepared?The clock starts ticking as soon as the check is deposited. You now have quarterly board meetings. You now have sales targets to hit. That’s a lot to handle when it...

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The Right Way to Follow Up on Inbound Leads

Since the dawn of inbound marketing, let's call it the early 2000s, best practice for lead handling has been to follow-up an inbound lead within five minutes (or as quickly as possible) because it maximized the odds catching someone live,...

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How to Supercharge Your Sales Pipeline with Content

A CMO’s problems are fundamentally different than they were a year ago. And that's even more true if you're new in the job. Increasing sales in the short term requires content that jump-starts prospect engagement. Easier said than done,...

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