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How to Scale a Successful Software Business | Stephen Allott | Business of Software Europe

How to Scale a Successful Software Business | Stephen Allott | Business of Software Europe

Scaling Successful Software Companies

Stephen Allott led Micromuse, a London Headquartered company that floated on NASDAQ. Revenue in 1995 was c £1 million. In subsequent years revenue tripled, doubled, tripled, doubled, doubled and doubled to £142 million in 2001. That sort of growth is hard.

In this talk, Stephen shares his experiences and identifies the five critical things, aside from ambition, that you need to get right to scale a successful software business.

Stephen will also be speaking at Business of Software Conference Europe, May, 16-17th, in Dublin, Ireland about how small software companies can sell to large organisations.

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Bill Janeway Warburg Pincus | Productive Bubbles | Video Slides Transcript | BoS Europe 2015

Bill Janeway Warburg Pincus | Productive Bubbles | Video Slides Transcript | BoS Europe 2015

Bill Janeway, Founder of Warburg Pincus’ High Tech Investment team and investor founder of such companies as BEA Systems and Veritas Software is also a Cambridge academic who has analysed the economics of stock market bubbles over the years. Are investment bubbles a good or a bad thing? The answer may surprise you. (No! It really might, this isn’t buzzfeed).

Bill argues, very cogently, that ‘productive bubbles’ are not only a good thing, they are essential to enable the creation of huge, market-transforming, disruptive ideas.

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The Most Selfish Words in Marketing

The Most Selfish Words in Marketing

Lake Superior University recently announced their 41st Annual List of Banished words and phrases. A collection of letters that when combined, produce sounds and meanings so heinous, they don’t deserve to be uttered any longer. Some of those listed were ‘vape’, ‘manspreading’, and ‘break the internet’ which frankly, is fair enough.

Unfortunately, Lake Superior missed one phrase, and the record needs to be set straight.
What is the most overused, and ultimately meaningless phrase in the world of marketing today?

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Website and SEO Best Practice

Website and SEO Best Practice

Finding a good SEO is akin to getting a reliable builder – it’s tough to get one. But once you know you have found someone who fits the bill and you can trust, it’s worth hanging onto them.

Despite every effort to not admit it – Dave Collins, Founder of Software Promotions, is an excellent SEO and someone with great knowledge of what makes websites work and be seen.

In 2014, Dave took to the BoS USA stage to offer candid feedback on websites volunteered by the audience. After hearing Dave’s advice in the talk, every website has been changed.

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We heard you liked Business of Software Conference USA 2015

We heard you liked Business of Software Conference USA 2015

Putting on a conference is hard work (we know, not as hard as running a software business!). Fortunately, we have the best guests in the world. These were just a few of the things that people said in September when we sat back at the end of the conference, exhausted, and said, “Was it worth it?

Thank you.

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Relive BoS Conference USA 2016 – The Montage

Relive BoS Conference USA 2016 – The Montage

September 21-23 2015. Boston.

300 Software Managers, Founders, CEO’s and leaders filled the auditorium in the World Trade Centre once again for the 9th Business of Software Conference USA.

This year saw a fight back against the unicorn culture sweeping the tech world and Silicon Valley. We instead provided value for attendees in values: Growing software and Tech companies for all the right reasons – to help people and scaling businesses that produce profit in the long term.

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I Think I’m Awesome | Guest Blog Post | Swami Kumaresan of Databox

I Think I’m Awesome | Guest Blog Post | Swami Kumaresan of Databox

This is a guest blog post from Swami Kumaresan, Founder of Databox – a tool which aggregates data for marketers, allowing them to focus on what’s important. The original post can be seen here.

I think I’m awesome, and here’s why:

Well, at least that’s how I feel today. I don’t always feel that way. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work and build a company with the Databox team, but life as a startup CEO doesn’t always feel as awesome as the title might make it sound. But over the last two weeks I’ve been working on this video. If you take a couple of minutes to watch it you’ll see that it’s not exactly the cinematic achievement of the century. But we needed a video to kick off our Early Access Program for growth marketers and the agencies I spoke to wanted 4-6 weeks and $12,000. Ouch! That sounded like “a year and $100,000,000” to a startup guy.

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How do we Select Speakers for Business of Software Conference?

How do we Select Speakers for Business of Software Conference?

We get asked a lot about how we choose speakers and how people can go about applying to speak at Business of Software Conferences. In the hope that this helps people apply to speak at any event successfully, not just Business of Software Conference, here are our secrets…

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The day I became a millionaire | DHH Guest Blog Post

The day I became a millionaire | DHH Guest Blog Post

This post is a guest blog post originally posted on David Heinemeier Hansson’s Medium page and has been reposted here with David’s permission. We thought it is important to share it as it speaks so much to what Business of Software is about – Creating Businesses for all the Right Reasons, not just the money. 

I grew up lower-middle class on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Anywhere outside of Scandinavia, the socioeconomic label would probably have been ‘poor’, but Danish safety nets and support systems did their best to suspend the facts and offer better.

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