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Startup Revenue Milestones

K9 Ventures

In my discussions with K9 portfolio founders about scaling revenue, I very often end up drawing the same picture: $0/month. Was price an issue?

Revenue = Product Market Fit

Agile VC

You will be benchmarked on revenue and paying customers when you seek Series A funding… conceivably even at seed stage.

Strategies to Increase Your Construction Business Revenue

Up and Running

Sales goals, based on your firm’s profit margins and goals for gross profit and net profit. See Also: How to Start a Construction Company. 1.

Non Recurring Revenue Businesses

Rob Go

I’ve been thinking a little about non-recurring revenue businesses. Non-recurring revenue businesses might consume less cash to grow.

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

Feld Thoughts

thought it was a powerful summary of part of our discussion, specifically around the sales pipeline for Q4 and overall sales execution. I’ve been in something like 91,293 pipeline reviews in my life and it continues to baffle me that experienced sales execs manage to snow the CEO and the board with “probability weighted sales pipeline.”

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

Both Sides of the Table

Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. boil it down to this: sales people are sales people.

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Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Both Sides of the Table

But before you achieve product / market fit you’re often in “consultative sales” mode where your objective is to tease out customer needs.

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Multi-axis Pricing: a key tool for increasing SaaS revenue

For Entrepreneurs

Scalable pricing is a powerful tool to grow revenue in a SaaS or software business. It allows you to capture more of the revenue that your customers are willing to pay, without putting off smaller customers that are not able to pay high prices. It also provides a great way to continue to grow revenue [.].

SaaS Sales Compensation: How to Design the Right Plan

For Entrepreneurs

Intro Sales compensation is a more complex topic for SaaS/subscription revenue companies. Unlike traditional software sales, the job of sales doesn’t end when a new customer signs a contract. Instead, it is crucial to retain customers over many years, as that is how you maximize your revenues.

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5 Keys Steps For Every Startup Roadmap To Revenue

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs always work hard to create an innovative product or service, but often count on standard seller marketing for sales.

7 Secrets for Being Effective on Sales Calls

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Even in today’s digital world, many businesses still are forced to interact with sales prospects through traditional means of communication.

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9 Lessons For Entrepreneurs From A Sales Expert

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, I believe modern entrepreneurs need to be super sales people, in the most positive sense, to their team as well as customers.

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An eBook pricing model that resulted in $100,000 in sales

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

How you price a product can have a radical impact on the revenue you make from it. The sale prices were ($29, $69, and $129).

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Proven Strategies to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Revenue

Up and Running

If you have any of your own revenue-generating strategies to share, please leave a comment—I’d love to hear your thoughts! 1. Bake sales.

How To Boost eCommerce Revenues With Upselling


Way back in 2006, Amazon reported that 35% of it’s revenues were as a direct result of it’s cross sales and upselling efforts.

6 Tips to Maximize Your Coffee Shop’s Revenue

Up and Running

Boosting sales in your coffee shop isn’t just down to being aware of the latest trends, like gourmet coffee and healthier snacks. Try games.

Sales Is Very Much Alive

Mark Birch

Sales is dead ? Palantir, the Silicon Valley darling, does not have sales people, but Forward Deployed Engineers.

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How to Forecast Sales

Up and Running

Sales forecasting is much easier than you think, and much more useful than you imagine. Lines of sales. Sales Forecast Example.

Restoring the Good Name of Sales

Mark Birch

I love sales. currently lead sales for my own startup  Enhatch  and have been selling or leading sales teams for over fifteen years.

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Revenue exceptionalism vs margin exceptionalism

Chris Dixon

Three years ago, Fred Wilson wrote a great blog post called  When Talking About Business Models, Remember that Profits Equal Revenues Minus Costs. Most recent successful tech companies seem to have chosen the former: growing revenues at the expense of margins. Fast revenue growth seems to be the best way to justify your valuation.

Sales 3.0: evolution of the software sales function

Version One Ventures

It’s widely accepted that SaaS has permanently changed software sales. Enterprise software sales once meant a large “boots on the ground” field sales team who knew how to wine and dine the right individuals and stakeholders. With the emergence of SaaS, the sales process became more transactional and less about relationships.

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Research-Backed Strategies to Boost Your Gym’s Revenue

Up and Running

Diversify your revenue streams. This isn’t a revenue-driving strategy per se, but it is a strong recommendation. Set the right hours.

Sales Success Begins And Ends With Engagement


By Kurt Bilafer, Global Vice President Sales & Success at WePay. It took me a while to see the value of that. Optimizing to quota.

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5 UX Hacks That Can Immediately Increase Revenue


This one small change led to an additional 110 orders, bringing in an additional $43,230 in revenue in a 2 week period. Automate. Hack #1.

How To Figure Out Your Competitors Revenue

Mike Michalowicz

Analyzing your competitor’s revenue is a helpful tool in measuring your own progress and potential.  For small and private companies, lying about top line revenue may have more to do with hiding the trouble so as not to worry staff or negatively affect the brand.  Or it is just chest pounding ego. Duh.  It’s not rocket science.  Sorry.

The Secret Weapon to Scaling: Sales Operations

Seeing Both Sides

asked her what role she was currently playing and my eyes widened when she replied, "sales operations". That's the role of sales operations.

Doubling SaaS Revenue By Changing The Pricing Model

Doubling SaaS Revenue By Changing The Pricing Model. Results From Testing: 100% Increase In Revenue. We Doubled Revenue?! About.

How Perfect Pricing got me 1500 Sales in 2 Days

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

translated into amazing sales: in the first 48 hours, I sold the book 1,476 times, for a total of $6,663 in revenue. Why charge at all ?

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9 Tips for Increasing Revenue in Your Bakery

Up and Running

How does including nutrition information impact sales? In general, sales of allergen-free products have risen steadily  and continue to rise. Moreover,

Expert Robbie Kellman Baxter Reveals How to Generate Recurring Revenue and Grow Your Business (+ GIVEAWAY)

Up and Running

The Membership Economy matters to organizations of all sizes in dozens of industries for at least three major reasons:  It creates recurring revenue.

3 Embarrassing Mistakes Your Sales Team is Probably Making

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Catching these easily avoidable sales mistakes can help you protect your brand and increase revenue

HubSpot’s Best Practices for Managing SaaS Inside Sales

For Entrepreneurs

Best practices for inside sales managers. An interview with Mark Roberge, VP of Sales at HubSpot, discussing how he blends science and process with the art of selling. HubSpot has grown revenue over 6,000% in the last four years, placing them #33 on the Inc 500 [.]. HubSpot is a SaaS company selling Inbound Marketing software.

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Building The Sales Machine Event: Bryan Rutcofsky VP of Sales SMB – Yext

Eric Friedman

Our next Building the Sales Machine event is happening and this time I am happy to welcome Bryan Rutcofsky from Yext. Register today!

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The Future of Sales Technology

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To this end, I've been working with sales research pioneer Howard Stevens on a book about the future of selling. CRM will become invisible.

6 Strategies Guaranteed to Boost Revenue for Your Hair Salon

Up and Running

If you already own your own hair salon, you’re wondering how to increase revenue and how to take your business to the next level. In the U.S.

3 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Sales Growth Right Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sales guru Jack Daly shares the key points most sales organizations miss. Use these and up your revenue fast

A founder’s advice on hiring a VP of Sales

Version One Ventures

In this case, one of V1’s portfolio companies has been looking to hire a VP of Sales and I asked Jon Zimmerman ( @jpzimmerman ), CEO of Front Desk , to share his experiences and insight on the matter. Figure out if you need a VP of Sales or a Director of Sales. Great sales leaders are as rare as rockstar developers.

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Boost Your SaaS Business Revenue With These 12 Strategies

Up and Running

See Also: A Complete Guide to Forecasting Sales for Your Monthly Subscription (SaaS) Business. 2. Increase Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

A Valid Business Model Requires Real Customer Sales

Startup Professionals Musings

This whole process is particularly worrisome to many startup founders, since their expertise and background more likely technology than sales.

How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups


He just post: Establishing the Pre-money Valuation of Pre-revenue Startups. He has a bunch of factors that investors should be considering (and generally do). A few things jumped out at me: - Experience in sales or technology - considered a minor negative? If you've not had a C-level but have had experience in sales or tech.