We’re profiling the companies that are supporting BoS USA. Today, meet Bambora – the customer-focused payment experience company (with a purple giraffe mascot).
Well, here’s your chance.
You have 7 days to submit a Lightning Talk for #BoS2018: 1-3 October, in Boston MA.
The format for Lightning Talks is difficult: you have 7.5 minutes, and a slide deck that advances automatically every 30 seconds, to communicate something useful to the BoS Community. Tricky – but very, very impressive if you execute it well. And hey – all Lightning Talk speakers get a free pass to the conference. Worth a shot? Absolutely.
And you could be one of them this year.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and attendees, there are a number of 99% reduced tickets for #BoS2018 available now. These tickets are available to deserving members of the software community who, for whatever reason, wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend Business of Software Conference. A BoS Scholarship Ticket gets you access to the whole Conference. BoS Scholars are not singled out at the conference. You attend, just like everyone else – it’s a level playing field.
“Who you hire will make the single biggest difference to your business” – that’s the premise Bridget Harris opens her talk from BoS2017 with. As founder of a SaaS company, Bridget knows this first hand, and wants to help you make sure you hire the right people for your business.
In this talk, Bridget lays out a framework for making sure you hire the right people. Create a company that you want to work for, and aim to hire people who want similar outcomes as you – then document it, describe it, defend it, talk about it, share it, and make decisions based on it.
They might not have the most devices but they are far and away the most profitable handset manufacturer.
Copy is your online salesperson – that’s what Joanna Wiebe believes. The text you commit to on your website and in your emails is the front door to your business, and you better make sure it’s doing its job. In this talk at Business of Software Conference USA 2017, Joanna looks back to some old school copywriters for tips to use to help your SaaS stand out, including the Seven Sweeps you should give your copy before you ship it.
We had a great conversation yesterday with clinical psychologist Sherry Walling. Sherry’s been working with Entrepreneurs for over 10 years – you may have heard her talk at BoS USA last year. We discussed a whole bunch of really interesting topics including:
Remember, ‘It Was Never a Dress’? It’s one of the most memorable Lightning Talks we have had a Business of Software Conference over the years.
Packed with humor, thought provoking ideas and with a powerful message, Tania Katan inspired us to look at something from a different direction.
Tania is coming back…
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our Hangout with Ryan Singer last Thursday. A thoroughly interesting conversation was had – I always come away from conversations with people from Basecamp with my head buzzing with ideas. If you didn’t get a chance to see it live, you can catch a replay here. We talked about Basecamp’s Hill Chart feature, why Ryan users ‘Hoppers’ not Roadmaps, and how to use JTBD effectively in customer interviews.