Hiring mistakes are inevitable, especially when you are scaling fast and trying to fill many open positions at once. Here are a few of the most common startup hiring mistakes I’ve seen and some thoughts on how to avoid them. Hiring people who aren’t passionate about your category and/or SaaS. When SaaS was just getting […]
It’s important for founders, or early stage employees who are leading the sales team, to focus on the most essential aspects of the role. Here’s a quick summary.
Want better sales results? You need to put your sales team in a bubble and let them focus on the essentials. Here’s how.
I spent the last eleven years or so as a SaaS CEO — growing from $1M in ARR to $10M+. I’ve always been data-driven, but when I discovered live dashboards, it changed my day-to-day life. Metrics are important, but access to and visualization of key data are much harder to come by. So here’s the anatomy […]
I am super excited to launch the SaaS Sales Maturity Report Card today! This Sales Organization Maturity Report Card includes 15 questions that help reveal the strengths and weaknesses of a sales leader and their organization. Don’t let the number 15 fool you—the questions are really quick and easy to answer, so no hard work […]
In a fast-growing tech company, there are a million ways to distract your sales team if you aren’t vigilant. As a founder who led the sales team on of my core strategies was to insulate my sales team from the distraction of the rest of the company. I believe this was one of the main […]
We just launched a 27-page eBook, Building the Startup Sales Team. The eBook was written for founders and other early startup employees who find themselves at the helm of the sales team without any prior experience. It’s the handbook I wished I had, just to point me in the right direction and get me focused. […]
Just before we left for Europe a few weeks ago, we launched a couple of eBooks. One was Anna’s guide to Building the Startup Sales Team and the other was my Guide to SaaS Growth Metrics. While I’m grateful for how they’ve been received, being away from everything for a couple of weeks has given […]
When I was a new sales manager, compensation planning was one of the biggest gaps in my knowledge. Having not been a sales rep myself, and only a founder who sold, I had never personally had a comp plan. When I created my first SaaS comp plan, not only did I have no clue to […]
A question that gets tossed around a lot among start-up founders who are selling is, “How long should I be involved in sales?”. Exactly how founders participate in selling varies depending on the company, of course. Some founders are the first salesperson in their startup and keep personally selling as they grow a team. Others […]