• Brandminds 2019

10 Important Tools You Need To Grow Your Start-up

Everyone starts a business of their own for different reasons, but some of the most important ones are the desire to do something for themselves, to influence the society for the better or to bring a new product / service to the market. But if the reasons are different what is a general rule is that every new entrepreneur is looking for a recipe of the success, for good examples to be inspired by.

As a recipe for success that would be universally true doesn’t exist, we wanted to present you some tools that will for sure help you grow your start-up, in no particular order:

  1. Streak

    Similar to Hubspot, Streak is a multi-functional CRM tool. It will help you collaborate with a single click. Share contacts, email, files, and anything else needed to get the job done. With a flexible structure, Streak helps you manage your deals, support queue inside Gmail and also replace multiple external systems. It always has a “fundraising funnel” specific to organizing feedback, meetings and status of close of funds.

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    Asana

    Asana is easy to navigate, has an intuitive interface on both desktop and mobile and provides a perfect at-a-glance to-do list for every member of your team. Moreover, it integrates with tools you already use to make tracking your work and getting results easier: Zapier,Dossier, TimeCamp, CSV Importer,etc.

  3. Slack

When your team needs to kick off a project, hire a new employee, deploy some code, review a sales contract, finalize next year’s budget, measure an A/B test, plan your next office opening, and more, Slack has you covered. Aside from standard options like instant messaging, group chats, and a mobile app, Slack will organize conversations by topic. Moreover, the freemium version also fits the budgets of most startups.

4. Join.me

For the times that require a more personal and face-to-face conversation,  Join.me is perfect. Moreover, it allows for easy video conferencing with multiple attendees, while the screen sharing features are ideal for presentations and aiding communication, and the intuitive interface makes it easy to use. Your personal background works in tandem with your personal URL. They both make your account and your meeting room uniquely yours.

5. Foundersuite

The tool offers an array of features to help you grow and manage your list of investor leads. Their customized search tool allows you to search for investors that meet your criteria, plus generate reports in 15 minute or less. In addition to organizing your investors, Foundersuite also offers extra resources for startups, including Idea Validation for feedback on your concepts, and more than 80 templates for pitch decks, financial models, term sheets, and more.

6. Sumo

It allows you to add marketing tools — pop-up windows, social share buttons, CTA buttons, video backgrounds, etc. — to your site to increase traffic, engagement, and email signups. All the while, it collects performance data so you can properly fine-tune your marketing strategy as you go. Moreover, it integrates with other marketing software, including Mailchimp.

7. GrowthHacker.tv

GrowthHacker.tv is a place where you can watch interviews of successful growth hackers and entrepreneurs who have made a mark in the digital world. The interview videos keep on playing on the website in a loop, which is accessible to visitors for free.

8. Glasshat

The SEO tool helps startup owners in planning their SEO and other digital marketing activities. This tool prepares a list of activities and also educates new entrepreneurs why a particular activity is important for their startup.  Glasshat generates customised and prioritised Digital Marketing recommendations that tell you exactly what you need to focus on to get tangible results that matter to you.

9. Wave

It’s a free online accounting tool for startups and small businesses. The website helps you track all your expenses and incomes, and also helps you with your taxes when the time comes – thus, can help you save a lot of time & effort, usually involved in these procedures. Accept credit cards to get paid faster. Most invoices paid by credit card get paid in 2 business days or less.

10. SemRush

An all in one marketing toolkit that helps startup owners in carrying out their competitor research easily and effectively. SemRush’s other prominent services include technical SEO audit of your website, semantic core collection, ideas for generating organic traffic, and so on.

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