Handling Competition in Business: 5 Mindset Shifts You Need To Make

I still remember the sudden flood of texts and emails. It was November 2013 and Google had just announced “Helpouts”. My friends, advisors, and investors all thought it was the death knell to my company, Clarity.fm…  and thought it to be their duty to let me know. Fresh off TWO successful exits, I was no stranger to competition and had become resilient in focusing on “me” while tuning out the noise. But when a 100 billion dollar giant comes thumping

3 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Strategy

If you’re feeling like you’re in a rut and spinning your wheels around your next “big move” inside your SaaS company… I’m gonna make you a little promise, k? If you watch this week’s video and follow through on the 3 questions… your company will look drastically different by this time next quarter. Why am I so confident making that prediction? Simple…

6 Actions To Take Today To Avoid Being Held Hostage By Your Software Developers

Did you know that there’s a multibillion dollar industry dedicated to doomsday prepping? Even crazier… Reid Hoffman was quoted in the New Yorker, estimating that about 50% of Silicon Valley billionaires have acquired some level of “apocalypse insurance”. Now whether you buy into that idea or not, there is a type of doomsday in the software world you absolutely NEED to be prepared for. It’s this:

Want to Launch the Next Billion-Dollar Startup? Here’s 4 Suggestions By David Sacks

Ever hear of a guy named David Sacks? He has a crazy gift. Essentially, he doesn’t know how to get involved in a startup and NOT have it turn into a billion dollar success story. We’re talking about… … Paypal (sold to ebay for 1.5B) … Yammer (sold to Microsoft for 1.2B) … dozens of companies he was an angel investor in (Airbnb, Facebook, Uber) He’s as close to a “tech oracle” as there is…

5 Ways To Increase SaaS Activation Rates

I was recently working with a SaaS Academy client who had a serious churn problem. So serious that he was letting 18% of his accounts disappear without a fight. Couple that with skyhigh acquisition costs and flatlining expansion revenue… and let’s just say that this company was playing with some serious fire. “Scale” wasn’t a word you could use with a straight face. Make no mistake…

Tell Stories that Sell: the Best Customer Case Study Template

Have you ever tried to collect a case study only to find yourself stumbling over the “ask” before mercifully aborting mission? Yep. Happens to just about every SaaS founder. Even when we get epic results for our customers… … asking for a case study turns otherwise confident SaaS founders into the chess club captain trying to ask the head cheerleader out to prom. *awkwaaard* But it doesn’t have to be.