Growth Insights for CEOs

What is Account-Based Marketing and Why CEOs Should Care

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If you are the CEO of a B2B company, you may have heard of the latest innovation in generating revenue: Account-Based Marketing (ABM). This article will explain the why’s and what’s of ABM so that you can ensure your company is driving the maximum results. 

Let’s face it: your leads probably suck. They suck either because there aren’t enough of them, or the quality is poor. Most likely it is both. Your sales team is always asking for more and better leads – and you are too.

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Profitable, Recurring Revenue Streams – Part 4

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Transitioning Your Business Model to Grow Your Business-as-a-Service

More and more companies are realizing that transitioning their businesses to as-a-Service models is the answer to driving higher growth, more profitable, and stable revenue streams. Welcome to the fourth and final part of this series:

  • In Part 1 of this series, you learned how to know if it's time to think about embracing an as-a-Service model
  • In Part 2 we dove deeper into what an as-a-Service model is and discovered how ready your company is to transition to one
  • In Part 3 we touched on how to define strategic goals, position, and create a go-to-market plan that is most relevant to an as-a-Service offering.

If you haven’t read the previous parts, you might want to take a quick look before returning here.

In this installment, we will discuss the key metrics to track and capabilities to nurture to ensure you execute this transition successfully – along with a few tips and tricks I have learned (often the hard way) over the years.

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Profitable, Recurring Revenue Streams - Part 3

Posted by The Chief Outsider

Transitioning Your Business Model to Grow Your Business-as-a-Service

More and more companies are realizing that transitioning their business to an as-a-Service model is the answer to driving higher growth, more profitable, and stable revenue streams. In Part 1 of this series, you learned how to know if it's time to think about embracing an as-a-Service model. In Part 2 we dove deeper into what an as-a-Service model is and discovered how ready your company is to transition to one.

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Profitable, Recurring Revenue Streams - Part 2

Posted by The Chief Outsider

Transitioning Your Business Model to Grow Your Business-as-a-Service

More and more companies are realizing that transitioning their business to an as-a-Service model is the answer to driving higher growth and more profitable and stable revenue streams. In Part 1 of this article series, you learned how to know if it's time to think about embracing an as-a-Service model.

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Fractional CMO can be Key Step in Building a Management Team

Posted by The Chief Outsider

This is a guest post from Mark Rosenman of Newport Board Group.

There is a wide range of circumstances that lead companies to bring in a fractional CMO. The immediate need to strengthen marketing might be a response to an important development in the business: a growth spurt or a downturn, new capital or a change in management team or strategy. Some companies bring in a fractional CMO as part of an “asset light” business model that leans against bringing on permanent C-level executives at least for the foreseeable future.

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