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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

forEntrepreneurs is focused on writing about pressing topics founders are encountering and sharing the best resources and advice we can find to help you build your company. Based on readers’ feedback, we’re sharing the top articles from forEntrepreneurs in the hopes that you gain some new insights as well. Please ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

The following is part three of a guest post series by Rob Gonzalez. You can find part 1 here and part 2 here. Rob is the co-founder of Salsify, a leading cloud-based product content management and syndication solution that I invested in in 2013 and where I currently serve on ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

The following is part two of a guest post series by Rob Gonzalez. You can find part 1 here and part 3 here. Rob is the co-founder of Salsify, a leading cloud-based product content management and syndication solution that I invested in in 2013 and where I currently serve on ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

We look at how to compute the right discount rate to use in a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis. This post is a supplement to a blog post titled “What’s your TRUE customer lifetime value (LTV)? – DCF provides the answer“. My thanks to my partner Stan Reiss, who co-authored ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

Overview The old formula that everyone uses for customer lifetime value (LTV)) –average gross profit per customer divided by churn – ceases to work properly when you have very long customer lifetimes and negative churn. LTV can become infinite, which clearly doesn’t reflect reality. This post offers a new way ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

The following is part 1 of a guest post series by Rob Gonzalez. You can find part 2 here and part 3 here. Rob is the co-founder of Salsify, a leading cloud-based product content management and syndication solution that I invested in in 2013 and where I currently serve on ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

“Talent is the limiting resource in everything we do right now.” If that observation rings true, you’re not alone. Despite every effort, most startups struggle to hire the best people. My partners and I believe developing a competency in hiring is one of the most important skills a founder can ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

The competition for hiring the best top talent in startups has never been higher. The best people are almost never on the market, so it’s imperative to develop recruiting processes to find and sell passive candidates. It may take months or years of relationship building with these candidates to find ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

Last week I posted the results from Part 1 of our survey in which 300+ SaaS companies shared data on their growth and go-to-market strategies. This week I’m sharing the results from Part 2 of the survey where we compare application delivery methods, operational costs and gross margins, contract terms, ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 58 days ago

For the fourth year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 305 SaaS companies. This survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on the growth and operations of the companies in this space. I want ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 183 days ago

Add Media If you use software such as Google Analytics to keep track of traffic on your website, you have a good idea of how many site visitors you receive each day, and how long they stay on your website. Chances are, you also have a good idea of the ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 183 days ago

It goes without saying that the best-designed offices will be the most productive, and companies have long strived to create working spaces that maximize output through employee collaboration. It has become increasingly popular for organisations to do away with traditional set-ups – where offices are private, closed off domains – ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 183 days ago

With little exception, every sector of the American economy is finally feeling the effects of the slow but steady rise out of the hole “the Great Recession” left us in. Of course, “slow but steady” can feel more like “frighteningly unpredictable” when you’re an entrepreneur struggling to get a startup ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 183 days ago

If you are a small-business owner or are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a small business, you know that it’s not a matter of if, but when you’ll suffer a loss due to robbery, burglary or internal theft. Once you face this reality, you have a choice: You can ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 183 days ago

For most entrepreneurs and business professionals, the laptop is an essential tool for work. Emails, documents and access to the cloud are the main reason we carry our laptops everywhere. But these prized business assets are also expensive and fragile. It makes sense to invest in a quality laptop backpack ...

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