Startup Business Tools

Beta Test the New Stacklist Recommendation Engine

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We have a good problem on our hands. 450 awesome founders have shared more than 1400 tools that have helped their startups grow. And they’ve submitted more than 7,000 reviews of these tools in the process.  The data is abundant and rich, but it’s a lot. And the mission of Stacklist is to make tool decisions easier […]

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KPIs: Definition, Dashboards, and Tools

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How do you know when your business is doing well? Maybe you’re profitable. Your business is operating soundly. Income exceeds expenses. On the other hand, maybe you were hoping to be growing much more quickly. Maybe you’re operating too conservatively and you’re just one competitor away from being outpaced.  Maybe your sales are doubling month […]

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Hidden Gems: February Edition

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We have over 1500 hundred tools on Stacklist – all submitted by founders who find them essential to their business. You know the big ones. They have substantial market share. Think: Slack, Gusto, Trello … Those tools are awesome, as are a handful of hidden gems that aren’t quite as famous. They’re powerful tools, some […]

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A Global Toolshed: 10 Tools from India

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In over 400 interviews, founders have mentioned 1500 tools that are critical to growing their business. Most of these tools, like most of the founders we’ve interviewed, are based in the US. However, more tools from India, Israel, Canada, Brazil and European countries are becoming essential to how US-based startups run their business. In a […]

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5 Apps That Will Keep Your Business Safe from Hacks & Attacks

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Small businesses are especially prone to cyber attack. Nobody can really afford the press from even a minor data leak. Security is a top concern for anyone hoping for long- term success, but the usual antivirus and firewall tactics are less and less effective. Hiring security experts internally is a luxury that may not be […]

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Founders’ Favorite Tools for Startup Fundraising

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Raising a round of venture funding is one of the highest stakes business processes we run at a startup. For most founders, it feels like a necessary evil. They need the money, but it takes them away from growing the business. Other founders felt their pain (or experienced it themselves) and built these awesome products […]

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