The Sales Stack: 9 Popular Tools to Grow Startups

Building your startup is an exciting and intimidating time. The truth is, failure and success are both equally possible. What determines success is the plan of action you have in place, the strength of your team, and the tools you have implemented in assisting you. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day – it […]

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Always Be Closing: The Best Sales Tools for Startups

We salute the companies who can make the “build-it-and-they-will-come” model work. But there’s nothing wrong with the “build-it-and-tell-them-about-it” model, either—in fact, when you need revenue, it’s better. These tools will help you turn strangers into opportunities, opportunities into prospects, and prospects into customers faster and more effectively than ever before. Even most pre-revenue startups are […]

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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 […]

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Salesforce: The good, the bad, the inevitable

If you’re in the market for a customer relationship management solution, you’re certainly no stranger to market leader Salesforce. Often described as “best in class” and the tool that most salespeople are familiar with, over 30% of our network uses Salesforce. It’s no wonder Salesforce has such a following—it’s one of the most powerful systems on the market, extremely […]

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What Is CRM?

CRM, or customer relationship management, refers to the strategies and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions throughout the customer lifecycle. The goal of CRM is to drive sales, increase retention, provide better customer service, better understand your customer profile, and increase efficiency across your organization. CRM platforms compile information on customers […]

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