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5 Intuitive DIY Design Tools

At Stacklist, we are constantly in need of graphics, whether it’s for social media or our articles. However, like many other early stage startups, we don’t have a dedicated graphic design person and none of us have a design background. We’ve found that DIY tools are the way to go. These tools are made to have an easy and engaging UI. They offer enough customization that the user is in charge of the final product, but enough restriction that the design is likely to be ve...

Hidden Gems: August Edition

Startup founders who have interviewed with Stacklist have shared reviews on 1200+ tools they consider critical to running their business. A handful of tools have considerable market share and appear in upwards of 30% of stacklists. You know them. They're the Slacks, Zendesks, and Hubspots of the word. Hats off to those leaders but this article is about the tools that are the hidden gems. They are promising and powerful tools that founders rave about - but, as yet, appear in very few...

Getting Started: The Best Tools for Launching Your Business

Like Ferris on his day off, once you hit your groove, things can go swimmingly. But getting there is an uphill battle.The same can be said of launching a startup. Every day we hear from entrepreneurs who remind us that every startup with 40K twitter followers at some point had only one... that every startup with a website at some point had to choose a domain and point a DNS... and that every startup with a product in the market at one point just had an idea.And fortunately, there are a number...

The 9 Tools Every Restaurant Startup Absolutely Needs

Restaurants represent one of the most popular forms of startups in the US market. Whether bakeries, coffee shops, full-service restaurants, bars or food trucks, these startups’ unique needs have inspired an impressive new market of software and tech resources to help them grow. Thanks to our friends at Toast for assembling this list of tools that every restaurant needs.It’s an exciting time to start a restaurant. People are embracing new trends, and we’ve seen an i...

The 4 Best Landing Page Powerhouses for Inbound Marketing

Landing pages are essential to both the marketing and sales process. To quote the esteemed Landing Page Course school of thought, here’s the NSAMCWADLP principle: “Never Start A Marketing Campaign Without A Dedicated Landing Page.” Point taken. Landing pages are hugely important for inbound traffic, customer engagement, and ultimately your goal transaction. Landing pages can play a very powerful role in optimizing all of these things. Note that there are two types ...

New Tools Roundup 7/27

Pushbullet "Pushbullet is an app that integrates notifications from your phone to any device. Anything on my phone syncs onto my laptop. I don’t need to have additional software installed."-Aziz Ali, Founder and Chief Instructor of iLoveCoding Pushbullet connects your devices, making it easy and automatic to share almost anything between them. You can send text messages, see your phone's notifications, and follow interesting things.Pushbullet is especi...

Rand Fishkin, Moz

Known as the “Wizard of Moz,” Rand Fishkin is the founder and former CEO of Moz, board member at presentation software startup Haiku Deck, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, and co-founder of Inbound.org. Rand's an unsaveable addict of all things content, search, & social on the web. We set out to interview him about the Moz products and the history of Moz. And we walked away with great insights about SEO for startups. Read on, munchkins &hellip...

A Day in Slack

Along with 66% of startups on Stacklist, Slack is part of the lifeblood of Stacklist. In our channel, called #danger (we’re badass, right?), we spend all day sending ideas, proposals, and the occasional gif (our founder Amanda loves the gifs, don’t you Amanda). Basically, we live in Slack.And that got us thinking about what a day through the Slack lens would look like. So, we’ve compiled our daily itinerary, from waking up to leaving work. Here’s our day in Slack:...

New Tools Roundup 7/22

Mixmax “We use Mixmax for scheduling, recruiting scheduling, meetings, etc. We all use it.”-Vlad Magdalin, Co-founder and CEO - Webflow Mixmax enables users to track, automate, and enhance their emails e.g. to book meetings instantly, save time with team templates and automate outreach with mail merge. Mixmax is a great productivity tool for your inbox. When you’re running a startup, you’re very busy. Thus, any app you find that can save you time becomes essential. Mixmax not only lessens the...