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In The News 7/22

How VCs Aren’t Helping Women EntrepreneursThe Harvard Business Review found that in venture-capital-financed startups, only 9% of lead entrepreneurs were women, an appallingly low number. But does this mean that there are fewer successful female entrepreneurs or is the issue that there are just not enough female VCs?The HBR found that having female investors and female partners involved in female-led companies substantially improves the company’s chance of a successful exit. Teams of all male...

6 Essentials for Managing a Remote Team

Working remotely is becoming more common than ever. According to Wired, 43% of workers in 2016 work remotely, so you probably have someone on your team who does – we certainly do!Working remotely has its benefits and its drawbacks. By opening your company to remote team members, you are inherently optimizing for talent, skills, and fit, rather than geography. The world is your recruiting oyster. The flip side is that a geographically dispersed team can pose a risk in productivity, team ...

The Stacklist Guide: Blogging Tools 101

The mighty blog. If you’re an online business, you probably understand the power of content in driving organic traffic to your site. Ergo, you’re probably already actively blogging or planning the launch of your blog.That’s awesome. We want to help. As we blog regularly here at Stacklist, we thought we would write down some of the key mechanics to writing a good blog post. While we don’t focus on style and prose, we go into the details of how to produce a successf...

The 5 Best Coworking Spaces in Chicago

As we’ve written about previously, coworking spaces are a great option for startups. Networking abilities, events, and perks, all makes these offices ideal. And, perhaps above all, it’s a very agile option for the startup that wants to remain lean and flexible through the early stages of growth.Finding one is now easier than ever. Using tools such as PivotDesk, Deskpass, and Croissant, short-term, coworking locations can be located in the click of a button – check them ...

In The News 7/14

Tech Tears into Trump145 major tech leaders and founders, from companies such as Facebook and Twitter, released a letter on the Huffington Post on July 14th, blasting Donald Trump’s candidacy for president as bad for tech and bad for innovation. This letter was not an endorsement of Hillary Clinton, but a stand against Trump.The letter decries Trump’s immigration stances and isolationism, which would hinder the free movement of peoples and exchange of ideas that is crucial to the staffing, fu...

New Tools Roundup 7/13

We are always getting new tools recommended to us by founders, and we know it's hard to stay up to date with the latest and greatest. That's why we've put together this list featuring new email marketing tools, HR tools, business intelligence/analytics tools and, more.Business Intelligence/AnalyticsChartMogul“We use ChartMogul for all visualization of our data and how much money we’re making.”-Russ Heddleston, Co-founder and CEO of DocSendChartMogul calculates and displays only the metrics yo...

Always Be Closing: The Best Sales Tools for Startups

We salute the companies who can make the “build-it-and-they-will-come” model work. But there’s nothing wrong with the “build-it-and-tell-them-about-it” model, either—in fact, when you need revenue, it’s better. These tools will help you turn strangers into opportunities, opportunities into prospects, and prospects into customers faster and more effectively than ever before.Even most pre-revenue startups are actively working towards developing a custom...

Recruiting Tools For Social Platforms

Upload your profile picture, state your education, put in your interests and skills. Is this Facebook or LinkedIn? Increasingly, our professional profiles have begun more and more to resemble our social profiles. As these two worlds blur, employers must ask of candidates and candidates must evaluate in themselves, “How am I coming off,” “What do people think of me when they look at my profile,” “Is there something in my teeth?” Startups are looking at ...

A Deep Dive Into Moz's Products

Here at Stacklist, we’ve heard a lot of great things about Moz from the founders we’ve interviewed. What is it? Moz is software that helps companies with inbound marketing. Currently, 3% of startups on Stacklist use Moz, making it one of the more popular SEO marketing tools. But it was the praise founders had for Moz that caught our attention and impressed us. “So” we thought, “Our founders like it. We like it. Let’s write a feature on what Moz is...