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Increase Upgrades By Improving Customer Support

Posted on August 4th, 2015 by

SaaS companies are typically staffed by some pretty brilliant people. Innovative thinkers, trendsetters, and people full of creativity proudly fill your ranks. Sometimes, however, brilliant people are so focused on creating and improving a great product that customer service falls by the wayside. The truth is, regardless of what industry you are in, excellent customer support can significantly benefit your business. One important area that can benefit directly from great customer support is product upgrades. […]

How Should Startups Approach ReadWriteWeb

Posted on July 23rd, 2009 by

ReadWriteWeb – Web technology blog

Bob Walsh’s new book, “The Web Startup Success Guide” has just been officially launched on Amazon. As promised in my previous post, here is another example of what you’ll find in his book after purchase. It’s a cool interview he made with Marshall Kirkpatrick, Lead Writer at  ReadWriteWeb, who gives advice to tech startups on approaching him with newsworthy information. Hope you’ll find it useful as well, here’s the interview:

Bob: What’s the right way for startups to approach you who want you to write about them? What’s the wrong way? […]

Avangate reviewed in “The Web Startup Success Guide” by Bob Walsh

Posted on July 16th, 2009 by

I’m really excited to bring to your attention the brand new book written by our friend and collaborator, Bob Walsh.  It’s called “The Web Startup Success Guide” and its official launch date is next week, on the 22nd of July, 2009 (you can find it on Amazon). The book promises to be a great resource for startups, the must-read type and I can’t wait to get a copy:). I promise a larger review after I read the whole book, until then, just wanted to share with you a short excerpt about Avangate. […]

Your secret weapon: Great Customer Support

Posted on September 22nd, 2008 by

At most companies, customer and technical support are the least resourced, least important and least respected functions. How else can you explain why so many large companies treat their customers – their paying customers mind you – like something that should be scrapped off the bottom of their shoes?

Whether it’s voicemail hell and 45 minute wait times or “knowledgebases” with 250,000 pages that tell you exactly nothing or “self-help” online forums where unanswered pleas outrun useful information 100:1, the message is as clear as a slap in the face: screw you, buddy, go away. I for one as a microISV/startup hope these companies go right on treating customers like dirt – because they’re minting new customers for me and mine. […]

Blogging for microISV

Posted on September 10th, 2008 by

During SIC last year, I’ve got the chance to attend Bob Walsh’s presentation on Business blogging for microISVs, and back then I’ve noticed how the audience was very interested in using blogs to gain more exposure and ultimately sales.

I think you can find hundreds of articles on the Web debating the importance of business blogging but not so many related to microISV and that’s why it’s an interesting subject. MicroISVs have some specific characteristics that don’t fit perfectly in the regular debates about business blogging. […]