3 Startup Lessons from the Valley

As I travel back from the SaaStr 2017, an annual orgy of all that is SaaS, held in San Francisco, I’m musing on what I’ve heard from the founders of leading companies like Facebook, Dumo and Zendesk. Many of the speakers, tell stories of their journey to Annual Recurring Revenues (ARR) to $100m within 5 to 8 year timeframes. They tell stories about cracking $1m in their first 18 months and the struggle to get to $5-6m ARR – when the “cavalry arrives” over the next 18 months.

Increase your revenue with government contracts

Finding Sales Prospects

Generating B2B sales requires a combination of inbound (e.g. website visits) and outbound (e.g. cold calling) strategies. Once you finally get in front of your prospect, closing the sale often requires a proposal.

Double honour for TenderScout

Last night was a humbling experience for me personally as well as the entire team at TenderScout. We picked up not one, but two awards at the 21st eir Spider Awards which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Why our schools need Computer Science

This article first appeared on Dublin Globe.

Boost your revenue with government contracts

Generating revenue is a constant preoccupation for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). For those that have a sales strategy, keeping a pipeline filled with qualified leads that are likely to close is an uphill battle. Yet, every year, the vast majority of SMBs are ignoring over 100,000 contracting opportunities that could help to revolutionise their bottom lines.

HSE faces EU fines over procurement

At the weekend, the Independent published a story about HSE recruitment: HSE facing huge EU fines over tender delays

SMEs: how to win more competitive sales opportunities

Government awards nearly a quarter of all public contracts to mid-market businesses. These tenders represent an exceptional opportunity for companies of all sizes to build new revenue streams. The sentiment towards small and medium business and increasing participation in public sector tendering hasn’t been this high in years, but for companies who want to get involved, where do you start?

Alan Kelly faces questions in row over a state tender

The Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has come under scrutiny and has “serious questions to answer” according to Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy, over his meeting last December with Labour TD Brendan Ryan and Task Community Care, a company that was the successful bidder in a state tender.

The new Legal Services procurement landscape

The Legal Services Regulation Bill was introduced in October 2011 by Alan Shatter, a draft which has received objections from the Bar Council & Law Society, but is now likely to finally be enacted by Christmas.

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