Why Pencil and Paper Are The Best Product Development Technology

A pen and paper may be the most important tech in your product development toolbox.

That’s one of the insights we learned when we recently spoke with Robison Rogers, Product Manager over Weave’s Messaging Services, a communication platform serving small and medium sized businesses that helps make sure every time slot is filled.

Rogers outlines some product kickoff meeting best practices that you should follow.

  • Think about the customer first and what outcomes they
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Is Programmatic Advertising Right for Your Company?

Is programmatic advertising right for your company?

We asked Jordan Bentley, founder of Clear RTB, a platform for advertisers, agencies, and media publishers that aims to streamline marketing and give advertising power back to businesses.

Programmatic advertising is a market where publishers (web site owners, podcasts, event digital TV channels) provide real-time ad auctions. This type of advertising benefits publishers because they can get top dollar for desirabRead More

Guaranteed SaaS Sales: Distribution-First Product Strategy

If you’re developing SaaS products, you may be doing it wrong, according to Toby Scammell, founder of Womply.

Womply serves more than 150,000 small businesses around the country with reputation management, marketing automation, business intelligence, CRM, and payment processing solutions.

Scammell believes in a distribution-first product strategy. With a distribution first strategy, getting your product into the hands of the most customers is paramount.

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6 Ways to use Data and Process to Get Better Sales Results

It’s a simple formula:

Better processes + leveraging available data = better sales results.

But where is the roadmap to get there?

Scott Smith is the CEO at Launch Leads where they help companies scale faster and efficiently through the use of their multi-channel solution.  

Here are 6 ways Scott and his team focus on better processes and leveraging data to get better sales results for their clients.

1) Have a Plan for Reaching Your Target Audience

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Save Time and Money on Building Management

If you own commercial real estate, have you ever wanted your properties to have a “check engine” light to warn you before trouble happens?

Just like owning a car, forgetting or neglecting to build maintenance and management can lead to disaster.

Our recent podcast guest, Miguel Ramos of Limble CMMS, has software that will organize, automate and simplify your maintenance operations with a computerized maintenance management system.

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Hire the Best and Cherish Them

How do you become one of your state’s “best companies to work for” four years in a row?

You need to create the right culture.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, “We don’t have all the answers,” insists Brock Blake, CEO of Lendio.

Lendio is the largest small business loan marketplace in the U.S. Small business owners use Lendio’s free online service to find financing within minutes by browsing multiple loan products from a network of more than 75 lenders.

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Strengthening Customer Relationships to Increase Growth & Revenue

If you’re in business, you want your customers to be saying great things about you, right? Especially online where that information is accessible by anyone, anytime.

Whether you’re a huge company or a small-sized startup, you need positive online reviews. If you’re not paying attention to your customer’s happiness, you’re missing out on a huge piece of data that can help you take your company to the next level. … Read More