Estimating the size of a market segment is one of the fundamental activities of software company strategic planning and product marketing. Depending upon the company stage, this task can fall to a company founder in a startup, a product manager in a slightly more mature company, or a strategic planner in a large software company. […]
The Importance of Product Positioning Strategy for Tech Companies
Product Positioning strategy is a topic which often is given short-shrift, especially early on in the life of a hardware or software company. But it’s not an issue that is peculiar to tech startups. I’ve run into positioning issues in technology businesses of all sizes, stages and categories, regardless of whether they are mobile software, […]
Is There a Long-term Trend Away from Major US Tech Hubs Toward Distributed Teams & Remote Work?
This is a pretty hot topic as we sit here in such uncertain times. Economic downturns and other societal difficulties have often been the catalysts for major structural changes, both in business best practices and society at large. So are we really going to see widespread fleeing of companies and tech employees away from the […]
9 Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Software Companies
Marketing is viewed as a core activity for the great majority of the SaaS, cloud and mobile software companies. The rest give marketing activities short shrift at their own peril. But even among those that take it seriously, views on what strategy and tactics constitute “good marketing” varies. Often more importantly, how well a company […]
Are Angel Investors Right for your Hardware or Software Business?
As I’ve written before, obtaining VC funding is the holy grail among many early stage tech company founders. But with rare exceptions, a startup company needs to hit some milestones, demonstrating proof of concept, product/market fit and usually significant revenue traction before VCs will seriously consider an investment. In addition, for many companies VC funding […]