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New Tools Roundup: Dogfooding Edition

You should be eating your own dogfood. It’s good for you. Dogfooding, or using your own product, shows that you believe in your product and have confidence in its abilities.It is also as close as you will get to your user’s experience.You also probably know the ins and outs of your product better than anybody else, so you are able to use it to its maximum potential. We selected these tools because we thought their founders gave insights that you would normally not get about tools....

7 Bookkeeping Hacks for Startups

Thanks to our friends at Bench for compiling these useful hacks to help startups. As an online bookkeeping service, Bench is a pro at helping startups and entrepreneurs streamline their financials. They've provided great service to a number of Stacklist startups and, in this guest blog, they share great advice with the broader Stacklist community. --Let’s face it: managing your startup’s books is a dry but essential task. While you’ll never...

I Tried Hootsuite's "5-Day Plan for Increasing Twitter Engagement"

Social media is probably an essential part of your marketing plan whether you’re at a large corporation or startup or SMB. But managing a social media account can be intense and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are great tools like Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Buffer & Tweetdeck to make social media management a lot easier.  At Stacklist, the majority of startup founders report using a social media management tool to help them manage and optimize their posts.The most popular too...

8 Stacklists, 500 Startups

500 Startups is one of the most famous startup accelerators out there. 500 Startups was founded in 2010 and has funded over 1,500 companies in more than 50 countries. We’re fans of the 500-Startups way. What’s that? They embrace badassery (see homepage) and, on the About-us page ... “Think you’re crazy? We are too.” Many founders who stacklist are alums of 500 Startups. We were watching some of their pitch day videos recently, and we thought, “Hey, let...

New Tools Roundup 8/12

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 tools in project management, recruiting, and more.DiscoverOrg“DiscoverOrg is a SaaS product that helps organize contact information. It has contact information for a lot of large organizations.”-Chris Campbell, CEO of ReviewTrackersDiscoverOrg is one of the most useful tools w...

The 5 Best Coworking Spaces in LA

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. The City of Angels is famed for its beautiful weather, beaches, and its innovative spirit. Venture Capital in Los Angeles is on the up and up. Los Angeles received $4.5 bill...

Key HR and Recruiting Decisions Every Startup Must Make

There’s amazing HR software out there. HR software is important. But it’s not everything. While software can handle a lot of the day-to-day issues faced in HR, the ultimate decisions still lie with the founder. It is up to them to decide how to use software and execute an HR strategy. We’ve compiled a list of HR decisions that management teams confront in the hiring process. Growing? Hiring? You’re probably doing both. Have a look at some of these factors to help ...

6 Essential Marketing Tools for Building A Customer-Focused Brand

Today’s consumer marketing landscape is not as straightforward as it used to be. Before the internet age, before things like Facebook, Snapchat, and Yelp even existed, you could deliver impressive results with a catchy 30-second ad on FM radio, a prime time TV spot capped off with your clever slogan, or a half-page placement on a glossy, niche magazine.But these traditional tactics no longer cut it. Consumer marketing today requires consumer brands to be more data-driven, socially savvy...

New Tools Roundup 8/8

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 tools in CRM, design, and more. Clockspot "We use Clockspot as our time clock. It’s been good."-Garyn Angel, Founder of Magical Butter Clockspot is an online time sheet that helps monitor and keep track of who is working when. This tool is especially he...