Why “Enduring” Is a Third Option

Sep 19 2019

This is a guest article by Biso Collective founder and CEO Dave Gray. We hope you enjoy it! I recently had lunch with a former teammate and active participant in our city’s startup ecosystem. During our discussion he asked, “Do you think software companies can really be enduring?” I’m not 100% sure of his perception that led […]

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How to Hire a Contracts and Compliance Manager

Sep 17 2019

Last week I shared the reasons why your SaaS probably needs a contracts & compliance manager. Hopefully, I made the case and at least inspired you to consider this important role. Here’s more info on how to hire a contracts & compliance manager—what to look for, how to interview and get them up to speed.  The characteristics of a great […]

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How Effective are Your SaaS Learning Loops?

Aug 27 2019

Agile is great, but we need to continuously process and ingest what we learn. Here’s how. Agile management across the majority of a SaaS organization provides the framework for rapid, innovation, iteration and improvement. Ultimately, the efficiency of that improvement comes down to how well we ingest and distribute what’s being learned — our SaaS learning […]

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The 4 P’s of SaaS: People, Product, Playbooks, and Process

Aug 22 2019

When looking at a problem, I have a simple framework for evaluating what’s wrong. Is it People, Product, Playbook or Process (or some combination thereof)? When the 4 P’s are all aligned and functioning well, great performance follows. And if we aren’t hitting numbers or executing well, then something within the 4 P’s isn’t right. […]

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Data-Driven SaaS Growth Relies on Meaningful, Accurate Data

Aug 20 2019

If your teams don’t understand and believe in your data, they won’t leap with you. I’m a huge practitioner of data-driven SaaS management. I believe that almost everything in a SaaS business can and should be measured. But there are two important caveats to measurement that I’ve recently seen overlooked.  First, the data you use for […]

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How Do You Know When the Talking Isn’t Walking?

Aug 15 2019

Let’s get another cliché out of the way. Talk is cheap. Hmm. In SaaS that’s actually not so true. A lot of talk gets funded. And a lot of decisions get made based on plans (nice, formalized, talk). From there, a lot of evaluation is done based on reporting data (another form of talk). I […]

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Do You Have a Lifestyle Company?

Aug 13 2019

This is a guest article from Founders Advisors Managing Director Mike McCraw. We hope you enjoy it! A lifestyle company is a business operated with the purpose of providing a level of income or particular lifestyle for its Founder. There is nothing wrong with having a lifestyle company, but the founder/entrepreneur must understand that the […]

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Valuing a Lead Generation Business

Aug 06 2019

This is a guest article from Founders Advisors Vice President Brad Johnson. We hope you enjoy it! In today’s digital economy, the ability to identify a target audience, communicate the right message, and convert prospects to customers is critical to any business. The rate at which advertising dollars are shifting to performance-based marketing models is […]

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SaaS Feedback Lifecycle: Listen to all. Act only on consensus.

Aug 01 2019

Even experienced leaders can easily forget that one voice shouldn’t drive change. I try and write from recent inspiration and this post is far from an exception. Over the last few weeks, several of the CEOs we work with have all reinforced the problem of the lone voice driving change, which is a symptom of mismanagement of […]

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