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By James Barnes

The Magic Number of SaaS – Calculating Your Target MRR

2 min read 42 may be “The Almighty Answer to the Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything”; and according to De La Soul 3 may be the “Magic Number”; but when it comes to SaaS KPIs there’s only one number you need to keep at the front of your mind – 78. 78 is the magic number when

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Do You Really Need a Meeting? Thinking on Your Feet!

2 min read Meetings should be focused on two or three points only.  They should be no longer than 20 minutes.  Any longer than this and not only does attention start to wander – phones get picked up and emails start getting replied to – but beyond this point conversations tend to become circular.  It becomes a zero sum game.

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Dublin SaaS Meet-up

< 1 min read We will be at the Dublin SaaS meet-up, with talks from other entrepreneurs & leaders in SaaS, we hope to meet & learn from plenty of people.

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Forget Active. Get Engaged

4 min read Whether you’re a start-up founder or a SaaS CEO, determining KPIs to measure your business’ success isn’t easy, but important to right.

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Why Do Your Customers Choose To Fly With You?

3 min read Your customers have other options when it comes to SaaS providers, so it’s important to understand why they chose you over your competitors.

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SaaS-Berg Ahead – 3 Tips on What to Do When Growth Stops

4 min read Whether you’re a SaaS start-up that’s had VC investment or bootstrapped by its founders you’ll always have those ups-and-downs; particularly in the early days.   But whether it takes you 6 months, 2 years, 5 years or however long to reach that Eureka moment where everything takes off you’ll still hit a point where growth which

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Price Rises, Changing Plans & Treating Customers Fairly

4 min read Whether you’ve owned, managed, or worked for a SaaS start-up you’ll know there are some decisions that are easy to take.  These are the no-brainers that are determined within seconds.  As far as you can tell there are no downsides from going full-steam ahead at the instant push of a button. And then there are

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You Always Remember Your First Love & Your First Customers

3 min read They say you always remember your first love.  As a founder pushing your product live for the very first time you also remember those first customers. There is quite simply nothing like it. Having built the product, and hoisted it into the world-wide-web, you sit back and you wait.  You’re never quite sure whether anyone

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Be Proactive with Website Monitoring, Not Reactive

3 min read There is a fine art to running an online business, but there is an even finer line between success and failure. Let’s imagine a scenario, launching an average online store. You’ll have to remember the SEO, the usability, getting across the right branding… so much to remember… It’s okay because although you’ve spent night after

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