SaaS Resources

SaaS Resources

It’s one of the fundamental questions all owners must wrestle with. Owning a relatively small slice of a big pie has worked out well for both Elon Musk ….read more

The first step of creating a recurring revenue model for your business has nothing to do with your billing platform and everything ….read more

When was the last time you calculated the percentage of your net worth tied to your company’s value? When you started your business ….read more

The success of your company depends on your ability to lead it. The question is: How can you become a better leader? ….read more

Many things go into making a successful SaaS business. But one of the most important — and often overlooked — is sales. ….read more

Most founders aren't thinking in terms of creating a sustainable growth machine when starting a company. That's a mistake. ….read more

Great marketing hooks users from the beginning.  Like renowned fiction movies, an intriguing beginning is what compels users to ….read more

A great pitch deck can help you secure funding, land new clients, and grow your business. But what makes a great pitch deck? ….read more

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of sales team structure, we need to take a look at what's required for an effective team. ….read more

Some people define insanity as “doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.” Sadly,  this is how many SaaS brands operate. ….read more

No doubt that marketing is one of the most important functions of any SaaS business. After all, marketing is responsible for bringing in ….read more

As a SaaS owner, you're probably impatient to see your business grow. You want to scale up fast and get to the next level. ….read more

Numbers don't lie. As a SaaS owner, you are always looking at the numbers to make decisions. Two of the most important numbers ….read more

There's no escaping it: As your SaaS company grows, so too does the complexity of running it. But with the right strategy in place, you can ….read more

Your logo might not be that impressive. Your website might need some help. Your offices might be a little messy. ….read more

It's time to develop your next product — but you're scared. You've heard that product strategy is important, but ….read more

The customer journey in SaaS is a long one, and it doesn't just involve the customer signing up and paying for a subscription. It involves ….read more

Growth is the name of the game in SaaS.  While bootstrapped companies are often financially stable, they almost always have a hard ….read more

The SaaS industry is plagued with acronyms and business gobbledygook. If you're not careful,  you'll find yourself in a state of ….read more

Is your digital strategy working? If you're like most founders, you jumped head-first into the digital world and never asked yourself ….read more

If you're like most CEOs, then you're always on the lookout for new and innovative ideas to grow your business. But ideas aren't worth ….read more

By focusing on the role of the parent rather than business driver, the demands on your time lessen as your employees pick up ….read more

How’s your workload these days? If the pandemic has forced you back into the weeds of your business, you’re not alone. Many owners are ….read more

A superbug started terrorizing the world. Professional basketball was canceled. One by one, the world began to close its doors. ….read more

SaaS is all about understanding and predicting customer behavior. Much like their traditional software predecessors, SaaS companies ….read more

Let’s just put it right on the table: Building a cohesive team is hard. Defining the right roles. Finding the right talent without overspending. ….read more

SaaS companies and their business ecosystem have gone through incredible changes over the past few years; driven by a mix of consumerization of IT, cloud technology and the internet. ….read more

Survey a group of founders about the personality traits that made them successful, and they will be quick to use words like determination, ….read more

Visualizing a shortlist of potential acquirers when you make key decisions is a good way to vet
your next move. Imagining how ….read more

How many people can one person manage? Harvard Business Review estimates the ideal range for an experienced manager is ….read more

Doctors in the developing world measure their progress not by the aggregate number of children who die in childbirth, but by the infant mortality ….read more

If you have a recurring revenue model, by contrast, where customers subscribe and pay on an ongoing basis, you can expect your valuation ….read more

A business not dependent on its owner is the ultimate asset to own. It allows you complete control over your time so that you can choose ….read more

If you’re trying to figure out what your business might be worth, it’s helpful to consider what acquirers are paying for companies like ….read more

You probably already know that a customer or employee dependency can undermine the value of your business, but have you ever ….read more

Just like in football, you have to defend against an end run coming from a supplier that chooses to go around you to get to your customers. ….read more

A financial buyer is acquiring your future profit stream, so they will evaluate your business based on how much profit it is likely to make and how ….read more

The key to ensuring that what you have is difficult to replicate is focusing on a single product or service and building on your competitive point of differentiation. When you create a the product ….read more

In the world of SaaS, there are a lot of moving parts. A multi-faceted approach to leadership coaching can help you develop your company ….read more

What’s your greatest strength as a CEO?  Sales? Marketing? Operations? Whatever you do well, know that it might become ….read more

In a world where anything is available at the click of a mouse, the fact that you’re local means very little. To build a valuable company, you need ….read more

How well does your company run when you don’t show up for work? The answer to this question has a significant impact on the value ….read more

As a business owner, you’re likely proud of the results you’ve achieved in the past, but when it comes to the value of your business, your future ….read more

Re-occurring and recurring revenue may sound similar, but when it comes to your company’s value, recurring revenue is far better. Consider ….read more

Recurring revenue is more valuable than reoccurring sales because of its predictability. Therefore, it’s worth considering how to turn repeat ….read more

As we roll into the fourth quarter of the year, you may be starting to consider your business goals for next year. Given how 2020 has gone, ….read more

If your goal is to build a more valuable company, stop selling your time. Billing by the hour or day means customers are renting your time ….read more

Much is made of analyzing the personality traits of successful entrepreneurs. Some appear outgoing. Others are introverts. Some lean ….read more

Developing a successful business is different from starting one. Generally speaking, it's more difficult and takes longer than the initial ….read more

You know what they say: “Rules are meant to be broken.” That's especially true regarding your business. After all, if you always play by ….read more

CEOs have a lot of responsibility. Not only do they have to make sure their company is profitable. They must also be competent in a variety of ….read more

Does your business offer a service or a product that you differentiate through a higher level of service? If so, you're probably disproportionately ….read more

Veterans refer to “the fog of war” to describe how difficult decision making can be when you’re on
the battlefield with imperfect ….read more

Recurring revenue makes your company more predictable, extends the lifetime value of a customer and ultimately makes your business ….read more

A new decade always comes with a slew of predictions that can be scary. Will a new superbug take hold? Will the stock market crash? ….read more

As we enter a new decade, it’s fun to look back on the companies that have stood the test of time. Despite a few well-financed chicken-focused start-ups, mounting pressure to reduce ….read more

For a hard-charging A-type entrepreneur, the steps above can be complicated and feel counterintuitive. They may even have a short-term negative impact on your company's sales, but once ….read more

In many cases, these musicians come to Nashville to be discovered but pay their rent using the tips they get by playing other people’s songs. ….read more

Most company founders are good at the first stages of entrepreneurship. But in the phases that follow, they may only be average. Just because ….read more

It can be tempting to offer shares in your company to finance its growth. These days, there are plenty of investors chasing promising new ….read more

In order to be acquired for a premium, consider committing to a product, service, or bundle that does one thing well. Your aim should be ….read more

Small businesses often operate as if their sole purpose is to fund the owner’s lifestyle, but the most valuable companies are run with financial rigor. ….read more

The very best time to sell your business is when someone wants to buy it. While it can be tempting
to continue to grow your business ….read more

If you were to draw a picture that visually represents your role in your business, what would it look like? Are you at the top of an organizational ….read more

In the absence of a point of differentiation, offering generic services leads consumers to evaluate the people doing the work. Referring to your service in a generic way ….read more

Volvo recently announced they will make their cars available on a subscription model where consumers will pay one fixed fee per month for access ….read more

Why do entrepreneurs go outside their bull’s eye? When you’re a self-funded start-up, you’re scrambling — just trying to bootstrap your way to ….read more

Most owners believe the best way to improve the value of their company is to make more profit – so, they find ways to sell more and more. ….read more

In a traditional business, the customer buys your product or service once, and it is up to you to try to convince them to buy again ….read more

In a traditional business, the customer buys your product or service once, and it is up to you to try to
convince them to buy again in the future. However, in a subscription business, you have ….read more

Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera has started 12 businesses, six of which he has exited. His exits have ranged in value from the $6 million ….read more

Many founders become the target of a proprietary deal without even knowing they have been duped. First, someone senior from the acquiring ….read more

Is your SaaS business growing as quickly as you'd like? If not, don't worry. You're not alone. Many SaaS owners struggle to increase their ….read more

Perhaps you already feel like you have a good handle on the little details of running a SaaS company, like creating a pricing model, onboarding and support procedures, or even just the everyday ….read more

If you want to grow, get more customers, and increase your revenue, marketing is a “necessary evil.” Not because the marketing world isn't ….read more

A product that sells itself is the ultimate dream for SaaS owners, but you might be wondering how to make your product irresistible. ….read more

So, how do you go about creating a market-winning product strategy? It all starts with understanding your customers and what they want ….read more

Your product development and marketing efforts are like french fries and ketchup. Each of them is good on their own, but they're even better ….read more

That's the goal right? Increasing sales. It's on just about every company's to-do list. And it probably should be. After all, there is no point in ….read more

Recruiting salespeople at a startup: Not easy. You need to recognize and hire top sales talent fast, before larger competitors do. And you need to ….read more

There's a lot that goes into a successful product launch. From creating awareness to generating leads, you need to have a plan and execute it ….read more

Are you spending too much money on marketing? Are your sales prospects doing a disappearing act? Have you been experiencing a low ….read more