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2019 CS100 Sponsor Spotlight: SuccessHACKER

As a management consulting and training organization, SuccessHACKER deals in all things post-sales. Founded in 2015 by Andrew Marks and Todd Eby, SuccessHACKER focuses on helping companies of all shapes and sizes increase customer lifetime value, customer satisfaction, and expansion opportunities. They are well known for their SuccessCOACHING training program, which is entirely focused on […]

Dave Blake

Founder & CEO

3 CSM Compensation Best Practices

Discussing and understanding CSM compensation is a critical responsibility of any customer success leader. After all, your CSMs are working with customers daily to grow your business and they should be compensated in relation to their goals and output. When it comes to CSM compensation plans, there isn’t one “right way” to structure things. Successfully […]

Teresa Becker

Customer Success Strategist

2019 CS100 Sponsor Highlight: The Success League

Founded by Kristen Hayer in 2015, The Success League is a customer success consulting firm dealing in leadership consulting, training, and coaching. After a career in executive-level sales and customer success roles, Kristen identified a gap in the market for an industry-specific skill set, namely being able to build and develop customer success teams from […]

Dave Blake

Founder & CEO

5 Questions Your CSMs Need to Know the Answer To

If there is one thing Customer Success Managers (CSMs) are good at, it’s answering questions. That’s just the name of the game when your job description includes various aspects of training, onboarding, troubleshooting, and support. While every customer account is different and has different goals, it is possible to bucket certain questions to create a […]

Teresa Becker

Customer Success Strategist

Recorded Customer Success Webinar: Why Continuous Onboarding is Critical for Your Business

Customer Success Webinar Series Why Continuous Onboarding is Critical for Your Business Donna Weber is the Customer Onboarding and Engagement Leader and President of Springboard Solutions Consulting, which specializes in customer onboarding, enablement and education programs for hi-tech companies. Date Held: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:00 AM MDT This webinar will teach you to: Know […]

Dave Blake

Founder & CEO

How Should Your CSM Team Address Customer Churn?

If customer success professionals can agree on one thing, it’s that customer churn is inevitable. While most CSMs will try their hardest to deliver amazing customer experiences, make data-backed account decisions, and escalate issues wherever applicable, there are always problems that are just out of reach. Sometimes, customer churn is something that just can’t be […]

Teresa Becker

Customer Success Strategist

CSM from the Trenches: Mentors – Ashley Correll, Chief Operating Officer, Beyond Insurance

Welcome to our blog series CSM from the Trenches, a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs) that discusses trends, best practices, and advice for the frontline. Being on the CSM frontline allows us to directly influence the success of our clients. I love that; as our clients are successful, we’re successful. Each day we […]

Sam Feil

Customer Success Manager

5 Customer Service Trends to Watch For in 2019 and Beyond

Over the past several years, boosting the customer service experience has caught and held businesses’ attention—and rightfully so. After all, good customer service is the deciding factor in sales growth. This focus shift has resulted in a huge turnaround for companies once plagued by bad reputations and the less-than-stellar bottom line to prove it. Successful […]

Jay Ripton

Business Consultant / Guest Author

CSM from the Trenches: Mentors – Natalie Williams; Director, Customer Success; SmashFly Technologies

Welcome to our blog series CSM from the Trenches, a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs) that discusses trends, best practices, and advice for the frontline. Being on the CSM frontline allows us to directly influence the success of our clients. I love that; as our clients are successful, we’re successful. Each day we […]

Sam Feil

Customer Success Manager

3 Ways Your Customers Can Help Your Company Turn Around a Failing Product

In the world of SaaS products, fine-tuning is a near constant endeavor. Every product goes through the process of checks and balances, and sometimes there are more downs than ups. Just because you have a ‘failing’ product doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up shop. Instead, this could be the perfect opportunity to revamp and […]

Teresa Becker

Customer Success Strategist

CSM from the Trenches: Mentors – Nina Wilkinson, Director of Customer Success, AspireIQ

Welcome to our blog series CSM from the Trenches, a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs) that discusses trends, best practices, and advice for the frontline. Being on the CSM frontline allows us to directly influence the success of our clients. I love that; as our clients are successful, we’re successful. Each day we […]

Sam Feil

Customer Success Manager

Tips for a Successful CSM Quarterly Business Review

In the world of sales, Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) are incredibly popular for forecasting, planning, and making sure that everything is running smoothly from an operations perspective. In customer success, however, QBRs aren’t quite as prevalent, although more and more existing business teams are starting to leverage this strategic format. QBRs are a great way […]

Teresa Becker

Customer Success Strategist