Why Gross Profit Is More Important Than Revenue

Feld Thoughts

We ended up talking about using Gross Profit, instead of Revenue, to do valuation analysis. Since we invest across a number of different themes, we’ve had to deal with very different revenue and gross margin profiles since the beginning, whether we realized it or not. GP = Net Sales – Cost of Goods Sold GM = ((Net Sales – Cost of Goods Sold ) / Revenue). Entrepreneurship gross margin revenue valuation

Revenue = Resources

Eric Friedman

In this constant struggle, I learned (definitely the hard way) that Revenue = Resources. When I was first on the BD team at Foursquare we would optimize many of the initiatives and strategic partnerships around brand recognition and exposure – there was no scalable revenue to speak of. When I started beating the drum to drive scalable revenue and products to match, I was met with some opposition (to say the least!). Eric Friedman Revenue Sales

Revenue vs. Income

Feld Thoughts

I’m tired of “Revenue” being referred to as “Income.” For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. . Whenever I ask “do you mean your bottom line or your revenue” I’m often surprised by which answer I get, including “I’m not sure what you mean.” Call the thing at the top of the P&L “Revenue”, not “Income” Rant off.

Startup Revenue Milestones

K9 Ventures

At K9 we invest in companies which have a clear/direct revenue model and typically don’t invest in companies that follow the Ubiquity first Revenue Later (URL) revenue model made famous by Eric Schmidt in 2007. I call this Revenue Development and have written about it before.

7 Easy Ways for Small Businesses To Increase Their Revenue

YoungUpstarts

More revenue. 2017 has been a good year for growing revenue. 69% of small business owners expected revenue growth this year. They expected hearty growth, too: 38% expected revenue to rise by more than 5%. Got any of your own suggestions for increasing revenue?

SayAhh’s Revenue Projections

Feld Thoughts

The co-founders decided to divide-and-conquer, with Dick tackling expense projections and Jane tackling revenue projections. Jane asked Josh, who provided SayAhh with solid advice on setting up their accounting systems , for help in creating the revenue side of their financial forecast. I am glad to see that you are forecasting revenues based on business drivers. In this case, the # of users and the average monthly revenue per user.

10 Top Revenue Models Drive Viable Businesses Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business needs to develop a revenue model even before a product. The alternatives range from giving the product away for free (revenue from ads), to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). Revenue is a percentage of every transaction.

4 Tips For Diversifying Your Company’s Revenue Stream

YoungUpstarts

At some point, there’s a need to diversify the stream of revenue. Whether or not it’s immediately obvious, there are ways for your company to diversify its revenue stream moving forward – and you need to make it happen.

Efficient Methods For Boosting Startup Revenue

YoungUpstarts

Though you may not have much to work with now, if your startup is to succeed, you must work consistently at finding and executing plans to increase your revenue. Here’s advice you may not have thought you’d hear but sometimes boosting revenue for your startup is just a matter of time.

How Do You Select A Revenue Model For Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

The revenue model you select is basically the implementation of your business strategy, and the key to attaining your financial objectives. So what are some of the most common revenue models being used by startups today? business business model entrepreneur revenue model startup

Revenue Recognition’s Effect On M&A

YoungUpstarts

There has been a lot of chatter regarding changes in revenue recognition criteria lately, but the effects it will have on the evaluation of companies planning an exit is just beginning to emerge. Recognize revenue when performance obligations are met (good(s) or service(s) have been provided).

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

Feld Thoughts

One of the larger take aways for me was your insight on our attitude towards how we were predicting revenue. Prior to our meeting, we thought we were doing a good job of predicting revenue. The takeaway for me was that we need to take the offense when it comes to predicting revenue. We were in “wait and see” mode and allowing fate to decide our monthly revenue. KPIs for Delivering Predictable Revenue.

5 Reasons Startups Need Revenue As Well As Users

Startup Professionals Musings

Some analysts argue that revenue drives growth, while others say user growth drives revenue. Google reached $1B in revenue within five years of incorporation, and now has a market capitalization of over $400B. Long-term stability requires revenue growth and profit.

5 Keys Steps For Every Startup Roadmap To Revenue

Startup Professionals Musings

Kristin Zhivago, in her book “ Roadmap to Revenue ,” makes the point that the selling system is broken, since sellers no longer sell the way customers are buying. Build and deploy a revenue growth action plan. business entrepreneur Kristin Zhivago revenue roadmap startup

SayAhh’s Revenue Projections

Feld Thoughts

While Jane was building SayAhh’s revenue projections , Dick focused his attention on building the expense side of the projections. It is simple in that it forecasts how much cash will be coming in the door (revenues + equity financing + debt financing) and then subtracts from that amount how much cash is expected to be going out the door. Since this was addressed on the revenue side, we won’t go into details on the expense side.

5 Ways To Increase Your Business Revenue

YoungUpstarts

With this, the rest of this post outlines five of the key strategies that will allow you to increase your revenue. That being said, social media holds a lot of promise as a platform to increase the revenue for your business.

Revenue = Product Market Fit

Agile VC

This is a logical thing to do… when we started LinkedIn, my mentor Reid Hoffman instilled a mantra of Growth –> Usage –> Revenue which still holds for many consumer companies. Arguably revenue is the best signal of product-market fit for B2B startups.

9 Great Paths To Recurring Revenue For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. According to many experts , getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers.

Small Business Revenue Is On The Rise: Are You?

YoungUpstarts

Not only are you kicking it when it comes to revenue, you’re also savvy marketers with impressive do-it-yourself skills. Digging into the numbers, 70 percent of small business owners reported meeting or exceeding their Q1 2016 revenue targets.

Our revenue - but not our customer

deal architect

It’s been a decade but I still remember it vividly because I was so shocked. An American Airlines supervisor refused to let me stand by on an earlier flight because as he put it “You are not our customer. Industry Commentary

Website Ads are Not a Revenue Stream for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the biggest red flags I see in many Internet-related business plans today is advertising as the initial revenue stream, or a key part of it. Until you get a million page-views per month, your revenue will be negligible, and advertisers won’t be interested in your site.

Should you raise traditional VC or Revenue-Based Investing VC?

David Teten

Or should they look to one of the new wave of Revenue-Based Investors? Revenue-Based Investing (“RBI”) is a new form of VC financing, distinct from the preferred equity structure most VCs use. RBI normally requires founders to pay back their investors with a fixed percentage of revenue until they have finished providing the investor with a fixed return on capital, which they agree upon in advance. Who are the major Revenue-Based Investing VCs?

Even a Non-Profit Startup Needs a Revenue Model

Startup Professionals Musings

Technically speaking, in the United States, a non-profit corporation or association is one which has been exempted from Federal income taxes by meeting the criteria set out Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, most notably religious, educational, and charitable entities.

With Rs 53.4 Cr revenue in 2018, Grofers achieved way less than the projected revenue of Rs 100 Crore

Our Own Start-up

Grofers expects its revenue to cross Rs 2,500 crore this fiscal year (2019) however Grofers last year revenue was Rs 54.3 Crore as compared to the projected revenue of Rs 100 Crore.

Should your new VC fund use Revenue-Based Investing?

David Teten

I’ve been a traditional equity VC for 8 years, and I’m now researching Revenue-Based Investing and other new approaches to VC. The question I’m asking myself: should a new VC fund use Revenue-Based Investing, traditional equity VC, or possibly both (likely from two separate pools of capital)? Revenue-Based Investing (“RBI”) is a new form of VC financing, distinct from the preferred equity structure most VCs use. Who are the major Revenue-Based Investing VCs?

Who are the Major Revenue-Based Investing VCs?

David Teten

So you’re interested in raising capital from a Revenue-Based Investor VC. A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors (“RBI”) are emerging. RBI normally requires founders to pay back their investors with a fixed percentage of revenue until they have finished providing the investor with a fixed return on capital, which they agree upon in advance. For background, see Revenue-Based Investing: A New Option for Founders who Care About Control. Revenue-based Venture Capital

DeskTime CEO Reveals How They Accelerated Business Growth And Revenue By 94 Percent

YFS Magazine

In recent years, the time-tracking company has reported an uptick in rapid growth, while increasing revenue by 94%. What's their secret? Grow Operations Business Growth outsourcing productivity scaling

A Super Simple Way To Increase Revenue Per Client

YFS Magazine

This is an effective way to increase your revenue per customer while you're on your initial sales call. Need to increase sales? Grow Marketing & Sales sales upselling

4 Brilliant Ways To Create And Manage Multiple Revenue Streams

YFS Magazine

Management of revenue streams is just as important as the creation of them. Finance Grow cash flow money raising money revenue channels revenue modelIf systems aren’t in place to manage the influx of enquiries, sales and service then you will inevitably struggle, if not fail.

Impressive Strategies For Boosting Your Small Business’s Revenue

YoungUpstarts

As a small business, you might be finding it tricky trying to increase your profits and revenues. However, you will be glad to hear that there are plenty of strategies that you could implement which will be vital in helping you grow your revenues.

SAP "allocating product revenue subjectively"?

deal architect

Personally, I would be impressed if indeed SAP is as Peter Goldmacher of Cowen suggests "offering draconian discounts on other products sold along with HANA in order to make it appear as if HANA is growing at such a rapid. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

How Reducing Friction Increases Revenue

Duct Tape Marketing

How Reducing Friction Increases Revenue written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Roger Dooley. Podcast Transcript. Today on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I chat with author and keynote speaker Roger Dooley.

Real Revenue Adjustments and Profit First Accounts

Mike Michalowicz

A question that comes up for some readers is how to set up Profit First Accounts when you have a real revenue adjustment. . Allocate money that is not recognized as real revenue that goes to materials and subs, and create/put it in a materials and subs account.

Revenue from technology, baby!

deal architect

I was talking to Chris Murphy at InformationWeek recently about the theme of my next book. He talks to CIOs all the time and is on top of most mega trends in the industry. He agreed most industries are looking. Industry Commentary

Four Email Marketing Tips To Increase Engagement And Revenue

YFS Magazine

How can your business take advantage of email as a high-ROI vehicle to increase your revenue? Let's explore four of the best ways. Grow Marketing & Sales email marketing marketing online marketing

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4 Ways a Startup Consignment Shop Can Increase Revenue

The Startup Magazine

When determining how you can maximize revenue, consider these suggestions for optimizing your potential. It will ensure your startup makes the revenue it deserves. The post 4 Ways a Startup Consignment Shop Can Increase Revenue appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

How Can Display Advertising Drive Revenue And Brand Loyalty?

YoungUpstarts

Driving revenue. Display advertising can help to drive revenue increases for your company by increasing your brand awareness. In the modern, technological economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to make their presence known in the marketplace.

How Product Unbundling Can Increase Revenue

YFS Magazine

As business owners, we are always thinking about more: How can we find more clients, add more value than competitors, and of course, earn more money? One way to offer more is to unbundle your offerings. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing product bundling product strategy

Developer love vs revenue

BeyondVC

It is truly an art form when it comes to striking that steady balance between developer and community love versus generating revenue and potentially alienating those who supported you. Going after revenue too early can be distracting and also take away from building an amazing product.

Drive your recurring revenues.

Berkonomics

I have a positive fetish for recurring revenue. In the virtual world, a much higher percentage of incremental revenue falls straight to the bottom line. With the right recurring revenue model, top line growth can really shoot the lights out.

SAP Sustainability and customer revenues

deal architect

I got excited when I saw Dennis Howlett’s post about SAP Sustainability hints at revenue growth. For my next book I am cataloging all kinds of companies which are embedding tech to create “smart products” for their sectors and for. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Why are Revenue-Based VCs investing in so many women & underrepresented founders?

David Teten

A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt. Revenue-Based Investing (“RBI”) is a new form of VC financing, distinct from the preferred equity structure most VCs use. For more background, see Revenue-Based Investing: A new option for founders who care about control. Who are the major Revenue-Based Investing VCs?

Revenue-Based Investing: A New Option for Founders who Care About Control

David Teten

A new wave of Revenue-Based Investors are emerging who are using creative investing structures with some of the upside of traditional VC, but some of the downside protection of debt. I believe that Revenue-Based Investing (“RBI”) VCs are on the forefront of what will become a major segment of the venture ecosystem. So what is Revenue Based Investing? Monthly payments equal a set percentage of monthly revenue (typically 1 to 9%).