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What percentage of sales in a SAAS startup should come from referrals?

What percentage of sales in a SAAS startup should come from referrals? | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Ultimately, almost all software companies end up getting ~80% or so of their new customers from their existing customers once they hit scale.  From referrals.  From brand.  From word-of-mouth.

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The Green Guru Guide to Surviving Starting Your Own Business

The Green Guru Guide to Surviving Starting Your Own Business | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Starting your own company is often a labor of love at the beginning—and like a newborn it will keep you up late, make endless demands on your time, and require that you always be ready for whatever curveballs arise. The biggest challenge is juggling all this without dropping the proverbial ball—or burning out.

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How Your Startup's Org Chart Changes Your Product

How Your Startup's Org Chart Changes Your Product | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

In 1967, Harvard Business Review rejected a paper submitted by Mel Conway. A year later, Conway’s thesis would eventually be dubbed Conway’s Law. Conway graduated from Caltech with a Masters in physics and from Case Western Reserve with PhD in math. He worked on the Pascal compiler among other notable software projects. Over the course of his career, Conway observed a phenomenon. The products software teams created reflected their organizational structure.

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Top 15 Early Startup Talent Traits

Top 15 Early Startup Talent Traits | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

The HR of early stage startups is a fascinating topic. You are too young to even have an HR, so it's likely as a CEO or even as a few co-founders that you will be deciding together your first hires.

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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Virtual reality is posed to become a fundamental technology, and outfits like Magic Leap have an opportunity to become some of the largest companies ever.

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Funding Options for Every Stage of Your Startup

Funding Options for Every Stage of Your Startup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Securing funding is a milestone that nearly every founder strives for. But raising money isn’t as simple as it might seem, as the company’s stage must be taken into consideration when determining who much, or if, money should be raised.

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4 Tips For Startup Product Management | ArcticStartup

4 Tips For Startup Product Management | ArcticStartup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

I have been a CEO of a small company for over two years now. In a small company, you need to constantly jump from one role to another. You have to get out of the building and keep the ship in its course at the same time, or sometimes also change the course. Jumping between tasks is even more evident when a key member of your team decides to leave the company.

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10 Things Early Startups Should Outsource Completely - BusinessCollective

10 Things Early Startups Should Outsource Completely - BusinessCollective | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

When you're starting up, there are a few things that just make more sense to outsource.

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What I learned from being the only woman at a startup

What I learned from being the only woman at a startup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

I had to fight to get my co-workers to care about stories that affected women — but eventually I won.

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Startup Success: Why Everything Must Work Out In Your Favor - Techstars

Startup Success: Why Everything Must Work Out In Your Favor - Techstars | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Last week I talked to a young, first time founder. Before we even talked about Techstars, he said, “You know what, we have raised a little bit of cash, we have a good advisor, we are probably okay, we don’t need an accelerator.”


You cannot imagine how much I cringe when I hear that kind of statement.

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Every aspect of your #startup must be world-class, says this Techstars director. #Founders need to realize what they are up against. From the TechStars blog.

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Dangers of a Startup Becoming Too Startuppy

There can be no doubt that startups mark a new era in the world of business. We are currently living in the early days of this new business reality as young new companies from all over the world launch their products and services, changing our everyday lives and making innovation the currency of the future.


Its most important asset.

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100 Marketing Growth Hacks Learned from 5 Years as a Startup

100 Marketing Growth Hacks Learned from 5 Years as a Startup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

As of writing this, I’m currently a part of a startup that’s grown to over 250k unique pageviews a month, and over 300k signups to date.


And while I’m happy to say that we’re on a good track, the path to that marketing success wasn’t glamorous. It was paved with hundreds of failed A/B tests, too many unopened emails to count, and heaps of traffic that wouldn’t convert.

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Don’t Expect New Crowdfunding Rules to Create a Startup Boom

Don’t Expect New Crowdfunding Rules to Create a Startup Boom | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Seed funding isn’t in short supply.

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Why >Don't< I Want To Be a Founder?

Why >Don't< I Want To Be a Founder? | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Perhaps because you’ve observed successful founders and realized they have a borderline crazy drive, a vision, an insane commitment to creating and building something from nothing that you don’t quite have. Or even fully understand.

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The Startup Productivity Stack: 100+ Tools Small Teams Use to Get More Done

The Startup Productivity Stack: 100+ Tools Small Teams Use to Get More Done | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Startups succeed when they yield exponential results with small teams. From sales to legal to HR, this list can help you outsource instead of hiring.

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Snapshot and lessons from an early-stage startup

Snapshot and lessons from an early-stage startup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

In this article we discuss the first year of 6Q, from idea to pre-launch to live to the world. Including some great lessons from an early-stage startup.

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Running a Startup in Lean Times

Running a Startup in Lean Times | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Finding for tech companies is dropping, and the overall climate is worsening. How can startup leaders make sure they make it through these lean times?

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How to Make Your Startup More Credible

How to Make Your Startup More Credible | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Everyone wants to appear legitimate in the eyes of the public. In addition to helping you maintain a forthright reputation, you are also able to grow your company.


When people trust you, your brand, and your products, they are more likely to invest in all three. It is not easy, however, to gain the conviction of people. Far too often, people have proven to be less than trustworthy.

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The Startup Pivot Pyramid

The Startup Pivot Pyramid | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

In 2011 we raised $2M from some of the top investors in Silicon Valley. Our startup, SocialWire (later renamed Manifest), helped online retailers instantly personalize the shopping experience when their customers signed in with Facebook. However — we soon learned that it was hard to convince the big retailers to add our product recommendations to their websites which they’ve been optimizing for years. We also found that not enough customers wanted to sign in with Facebook while they were shopping online to get a more personalized experience.

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Top 22 Tips for Early Statups

Top 22 Tips for Early Statups | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Early startups have a unique opportunity, you can go in with the research done and a firm strategy in place that's agile to overcome the unique challenges of selling your product, service or solution.

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17 Working Growth Hacking Strategies to Get Customers For Free

17 Working Growth Hacking Strategies to Get Customers For Free | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Learn 17 unique growth hacking tactics for attracting more customers to your business without spending too much time or money.

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10 Ways to De-risk your Startup

10 Ways to De-risk your Startup | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Quitting your job to launch a startup can be a daunting decision, particularly if your tolerance for risk is not very high. It’s still possible to be a successful, self-funded entrepreneur and take calculated rather than extreme risks - I know because I’ve done it! Here are my top recommendations.

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How To Grow Your Startup Past the Incubator Stage

How To Grow Your Startup Past the Incubator Stage | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Growing your startup past the incubator stage can be tricky, but here are a few tips to be on the road towards growing your startup the right way.

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Can The Law Of Attraction Apply To Your Startup? - DICKYBIRD

Can The Law Of Attraction Apply To Your Startup? - DICKYBIRD | Startup - Growth Hacking | Scoop.it

Learn about the law of attraction to help you stay focused on positive outcomes when working on your startup, this will make successful outcomes more likely

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