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Slack vs. the Other Guys: Taking Your Startup's Communication to the Next Level

Here at Stacklist, we’re not biased—we’re just reporting what we hear from founders and operators. Those folks, however, are incredibly biased, and here’s what they have to say: When it comes to internal communication tools, [Slack] is king. And for a variety of reasons: its top-of-the-line integrations, sleek interface, overall simplicity and more—we’ll get into that later. There are some good alternatives out there, especially for smaller companies who do...

How to Negotiate the Best Credit Card Processing Rates

The credit card processing industry is incredibly confusing and competitive, with each company having a slightly different pricing structure (tiered, interchange plus, ERR, flat and monthly memberships) and terms of service. If you’re not careful, you may wind up paying 1-2% per transaction more than you need to—a real hardship for startups that are often operating on already-tight margins. It often takes hours of comparison shopping and frustrating conversations with sales reps, ...

Looking for a Project Management Tool? Start Here!

The landscape of project management tools is vast, indeed, and when you’re looking for a way to get your work done faster, the last thing you want to do is spend hours searching for a tool that will get you there. So we’re making your job easier: We’ve polled hundreds of startups to gather their feedback on the best project management tools for startups of all stages. Here we give you the skinny on the most-loved project management tools from the Stacklist community, in orde...

Best CRM Tool for Seed-stage Companies

While [Salesforce] has cornered the market for post-Series A startups, it’s not a great fit for seed-stage companies, mostly because of its complexity and hefty price tag. Simply put, most seed-stage startups don’t need as much customization or have the volume of customers to justify the hassle and expenditure of [Salesforce]. For those, the Stacklist community recommends [RelateIQ] (now owned by [Salesforce]), [Pipedrive], [Highrise] and [Streak]. 5% of our network has even creat...

One Is Not Enough? Benefits of Multiple BI Tools

The business intelligence/analytics tool category is one of the few categories in which we find that few startups stop at just one service. Instead, we see upwards of 46% of users taking advantage of two, three or even more tools, recognizing that each tool has its own nuances and advantages, but that not one solution really rises above the others to do it all.What are the benefits of using multiple business intelligence tools?Some founders seem to relish the opportunity to use multiple servi...

Email Marketing for Early-stage Startups

An email marketing service is a platform that enables you to stay connected with your customer base and promote your business. There are many email marketing tools out there offering a range of infrastructure, customizability and analytics services. Some are geared toward smaller, early-stage companies, while others specialize in the needs of enterprise-level businesses. Think about your target audience, email marketing strategy and budget. Which email marketing service is right for you? How ...

When Do You Need a Customer Service Tool?

As startups scale, customer service software becomes all but inevitable. But when is that precise moment when it becomes necessary to move from a manual email/phone-based customer support process to a more automated solution? According to our database: 50% of seed-stage startups use a customer service tool56% of series A startups use a customer service tool80% of growth startups use a customer service tool100% of series B startups use a customer service toolWhy invest in a customer service to...

Best File-Sharing Tools for Personal and Business Use

File-sharing software is one of the few platforms that is equally important for both business and personal applications. While opinions are a bit varied regarding which file-sharing tool is best for business, entrepreneurs overwhelmingly choose [Dropbox] to organize their personal files. And while some prefer using the same file-sharing tool for business and personal use, others gravitate away from that approach.[Dropbox] preferred for personal storage“We use [Dropbox] mostly because we all u...

Maximize Collaboration and Productivity with Internal Communication Tools

Work is growing more complex, with projects often requiring close team collaboration, rather than individuals working on their own. To foster effective collaboration and maximum productivity, it’s important to remove as many barriers to communication as possible. While traditional email platforms may do the trick for very small teams, they ultimately create clutter and noise for workers, as well as informational roadblocks. The latest internal communication tools help to pull workers of...