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Making Thanksgiving a Success

Making Thanksgiving a Success

I want to personally wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving.  While I realize this is primarily a US holiday, it is something that I have been celebrating with the family today. The cool thing is that we can use some of our learnings as […]

THE DETAILS OF A BUSINESS REVIEW – PART 4 OF 4

THE DETAILS OF A BUSINESS REVIEW – PART 4 OF 4

You are working on your Quarterly Business Review agenda topics, what should you include?  In our Business Review Best Practices article we discussed the things to cover and today we will cover the last of these items in more detail.   In Part 1 of […]

THE DETAILS OF A BUSINESS REVIEW- PART 3 OF 4

THE DETAILS OF A BUSINESS REVIEW- PART 3 OF 4

You are working on your Quarterly Business Review agenda topics, what should you include?  In our Business Review Best Practices article we discussed the things to cover and today we will cover the second of 4 of these items in more detail.   In Part […]

THE DETAILS OF A BUSINESS REVIEW- PART 2 OF 4

THE DETAILS OF A BUSINESS REVIEW- PART 2 OF 4

So you are getting ready to go into your Quarterly Business Review and working on the agenda topics.  What should you include?  In our Business Review Best Practices article we discussed the things to cover and today we will cover the second of 4 of […]

The details of a Business Review- Part 1 of 4

The details of a Business Review- Part 1 of 4

They go by a lot of different names;  Quarterly Business Reviews, Business Reviews, Leadership Business Review, Executive Business Review, Annual Business Review or my all time favorite, “Semi-Annual Quarterly Business Review.”  Whatever you call them, they are a critical component to a long and mutually […]

Supercharge your Subscription Revenue

Supercharge your Subscription Revenue

In a SaaS (Software as a Service) world, there are 2 metrics that should be “must-track” activities.  They can have an exponential impact on the profitability of the organization.  Let us first assume that the company has a solid sales staff that can sell the […]

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

Do you stay in the lines? I grew up in a time when we were taught that it is good to stay in the lines. The generation after me was taught to be creative and go out of the lines. But when it comes to […]

Is Customer Success Art or Science?

Is Customer Success Art or Science?

Customer Success is the new industry focus for almost all companies that have a subscription or re-occurring revenue model these days. One only has to look at the job listing online, they number in the thousands every day for companies looking for good Customer Success […]

Know the Journey, Define the Interaction

Know the Journey, Define the Interaction

As companies adopt a Customer First / Customer Success mentality they quickly realize the value of a defined program to do so.  I am not talking about a program like Gainsight or Totango (yet) but rather a framework for the program.  This is foundational and […]

Business Review best practices

Business Review best practices

For most Customer Success Managers there comes the time when you are going to have a Business Review meeting with your customer. Organizations call these meetings many different things but in the end, they are all there to accomplish a similar goal. The problem is […]