The discussion on whether you need a remote office or offices in software and hardware companies is one which has diverse opinions. While it may seem like a simple topic on the surface, the decision to spend precious resources on additional physical locations is actually quite complex. Where your opinion falls on this topic depends […]
VERY Early Stage Tech Sales & Marketing
There is a lot of different stuff written about sales and marketing and even more specifically tech sales & marketing. Much of it is very good; some is awful. But what I think is an under-covered and under-appreciated aspect of sales and marketing activities is the earliest stages of a technology company’s existence. In fact, […]
How Much Product Marketing Does a Tech Company Need?
This will seem like an odd question to those in the software and hardware technology business who actually value via product marketing! I happen to fit into that category myself, of course. If you’re of this viewpoint, it’s tempting to answer this question with the obvious “as much as possible”! But in some cases that’s […]
What the Heck is Customer Development?
The term “customer development” has been floating around for a number of years now, although it seems to have gotten more play in the last couple. Regardless, it’s one of the most common buzzwords added to the technology business vernacular in recent times. I lump it in the buzzword box with “agile”, “lean-(anything)”, “growth hacking”, […]
Webinar Marketing for Software Companies
Software companies have a variety of promotional opportunities available to fill the sales pipeline and move prospects along through it. The particular techniques used and their individual priority depends upon a number of factors, including but not limited to market segment, product complexity, price points and length of the sale cycle. One of my favorite […]