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New Tools Roundup #6

Every week we get new tools recommended to us by founders of startups. We handpick the best ones for our weekly roundups so you can try them out! This week, we're focusing on extensions for the most used web browser, Google Chrome.OpenvidSave time communicatingOpenvid is a screen recording extension made by Opentest. The extension is free to use and lets you easily record your current tab or your desktop with the click of a button, then creates a URL  that you can use to share your ...

Picture Perfect: The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Tools

You’re probably wondering what the value of marketing on Instagram is (especially if you’re a B2B company). Well, what about the fact that Instagram has over 500 million active users, and 300 million of them are active every day?It’s a great channel to promote your business or show the culture you’re building at your startup! So how can you use Instagram to drive traffic to your blog, get sales and raise your brand awareness?Well, you must create awesome photos an...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Workflow Management Software

What’s the difference between project management and workflow management? They share the same project elements, like tasks, assignments, timelines, goals and, often, reporting. But when startups talk about project management, it usually implies a single, one-off project. Whereas workflow management addresses a project that repeats itself over and over at a company or department level - a process. Startups often require project workflow management software for common processes like conte...

Stop Using These Stock Photos

Stock photos are great. They're an awesome addition to any blog and makes the content you create more engaging and easier to read. For startups, hiring a photographer or making custom graphic designs can be costly and superfluous for content marketing campaigns, which is why stock photo sites are the best. I'm a big fan of Unsplash and Death to the Stock Photo for stock photos. Unsplash has a huge library of images you can use and the monthly kits you get emailed from DttSP are...

New Tools Roundup #5

Founders of startups have been happy to share the tools they use at their businesses. Every week we put together this roundup of our favorite new tools for you to try out! This week's roundup features tools for analytics, social media marketing, project management and more!PluralsightDon’t just keep up with technology. Master it.“Learning and personal development is part of our DNA and we aspire to do the best work of our careers. We use various tools, community meetups and l...

Liz Pearce, LiquidPlanner

Liz Pearce is the CEO of LiquidPlanner, a predictive project management solution, who started as the Director of Marketing in 2008 and became CEO in 2012. Since then, she's bootstrapped LiquidPlanner from a handful of developers to a team of more than sixty (and still growing!). We talked about her story, advice to project managers and how to use "work uncertainty" at your company.Can you tell me about the beginnings of LiquidPlanner?Our founders were ex-Microsoft and Expedia e...

The 7 Leading Accounting Systems for Every Startup Stage

As the owner of a startup, you must juggle a lot to make your vision a reality and keep your business moving forward. To do that effectively, you need the right accounting system, and that includes optimized software, efficient workflows, and skilled talent. The best solution varies based on multiple factors including the size of your business, your business model and geographical considerations, to name a few. But the funding stage of your startup can also help you choose what kind of accoun...

New Tools Roundup #4

Founders of startups have been happy to share the tools they use at their businesses. Every week we put together this roundup of our favorite new tools for you to try out! This week's roundup features tools for social media and affiliate marketing, sales and more!GrumScheduling your Instagram posts for a whole week is easy"I love this tool that I recently bought, Grum, through a deal site: AppSumo--managed by Noah Kagan who created SumoMe. Grum enables you to schedule Instagram...

JT Marino, Tuft & Needle

John-Thomas Marino is one of the co-founders of the mattress company, Tuft & Needle. Him, along with his co-founder Daehee Park, founded Tuft & Needle in 2012. The two met in college and worked together at the same startup when they came up with the idea of Tuft & Needle. Now, the company is the #1 rated product in the bedroom furniture category on Amazon and is growing every year.Let’s start at the beginning. Can you tell me about Tuft & Needle and how it started?Daehee...