Blue Horizon’s reading list is a curated collection of articles for SaaS founders and management teams. We are entrepreneurs and operators who have lived through the process of founding and scaling software companies. Here are the articles and resources we found useful this week.
7 tips to beat analysis paralysis & level up your business
1. Clarify your goal
2. Treat your decision-making process like a to-do list
3. Break down important decisions into small actionable steps
4. Get input from your team
5. Don’t override your gut reaction
6. Leverage technology to preserve mental energy
7. Accept that there is no best decision, only learning opportunities
How Do You Recognize Your Team for Great Work?
Casey Renner, OpenView
Everyone wants—and needs—to be recognized for great work, and it’s something the best leaders do on a regular basis. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to make your team feel appreciated, we recently asked leaders in the OpenView network to share their favorite ways to shout-out a job well done.
The Top 20 SaaStr Tips to Getting a SaaS Start-Up Going
Jason Lemkin, saastr.com
Take your time to find a great co-founder
Sell the first 10–50 customers yourself
Hire a great marketer early. Even $20k a month isn’t too early.
You need more folks in customer success.
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