2019 Is the Year to Go Boldly

Go boldly 2019

What does it mean if someone calls you “bold”? It could be that your actions seem courageous. Or that you take risks and have a certain fearlessness to your character. But it does not necessarily mean you are thoughtful. Although it should. Because boldness requires listening and openness too — traits that are sorely needed today. Read more…

My Name Is Shawn Zenz — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Shawn Zenz

You could say I grew up in the middle of nowhere. (“Nowhere” is an hour outside of Toronto, to be exact.) The remote location lacked the amenities of a big city, but we had something else — the space to learn without distraction. I spent hours taking apart and reassembling dirt bike engines, small electronics, and computers. Even as a kid, I knew there was so much more to explore beyond my rural hometown. Read more…

The Hidden Challenges of Agile Marketing (and 7 Solutions)

agile marketing challenge

How many times have you felt the pressure to go faster at work? If you work in marketing, it might feel like this happens all the time. You are continually pushed to make quick decisions, meet deadlines, and react to new priorities that no one talked with you about. You are working as fast as you can — but it is not always clear if your work is making a difference or appreciated. Read more…

My Name Is Nataliya Soloveva — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Nataliya Soloveva

It was my first job out of college. I was a teller at a small bank in my hometown, close to where I went to college in Tennessee. Our customers were my neighbors, friends, even my dad’s co-workers — I was truly serving my community and my community gave right back to me. The bank managers took the time to teach me what they knew and I learned the struggle and joy of building small businesses from our customers. Read more…

The 8 Best Product Roadmapping Software Updates of 2018

Do you already have 2019 on your mind? We certainly do at Aha! — our team is busy working on bold plans for the new year. But the holiday season is also the time to reflect. And when we look back on the work we did in 2018 (including delivering more than 3,000 features and product enhancements), we feel deep gratitude.
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Marketing Strategy vs. Go-to-Market Strategy

go-to-market vs marketing strategy

Life is punctuated by special events. For the most part, there are your normal routines of work, family, and hobbies. Then something big happens, like the purchase of a new home or arrival of a new family member. But your normal routines do not stop when these happenings occur — both need your continued attention. The same is true for building and launching products. Read more…

How Our Company Saves $1,200,000 a Year and Pays Profit Sharing Instead

Aha! no offices

Profit sharing is not common in most privately held tech companies. Why? Well, it is pretty simple. For starters, most of these companies are not making any profit. (It is hard to share what you do not have.) And many are backed by venture capitalists who are expecting a big return on their investment within a few years. Generously giving back to employees is not exactly a priority. However, there is a way to grow quickly and put people first.

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