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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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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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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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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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SaaS Backwards Episode 8: Cyclr CEO Fraser Davidson on How His iPaaS Creates Connectivity and Opportunity for Other SaaS Firms

Welcome to episode eight 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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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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Six Reasons Why Your Website Isn’t Generating Enough (Sales) Leads

Your waterfall will look more robust after reading and acting on this post.

It’s a shame when I come across websites that are obviously the result of a lot of effort in developing content for lead generation, and then quickly realize that their...

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Has COVID-19 Infected the Predictable Revenue Model?

Is the era of the BDR function coming to an end?

It's 5:30 on a Friday and my phone rings from an unknown number. I know it's probably a sales call but take it anyway."This is Jason," I say as a cheery female voice asks me if this is a good time...

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Why Lead Gen Is a Slog for B2B CMOs

Nearly every B2B CMO is under pressure to generate leads, especially when new in the role.

A seminal Forrester report found that less than one percent of B2B leads ever convert into customers. That means that 99 percent of our efforts are...

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