Thu 22 Jun 2017 10:06

What are Your Startup Must-have Tools?

When you create a project that you plan to position as a startup, you make a plan for the work and development, for sale (finding an investor), you find co-founders and hire a team. All these tasks require organization and perfect time management skills.

A number of working moments can take up a lot of valuable time that you could spend on developing your startup. But you spend it on organizing, planning, searching for important messages in the ocean of emails, holding old-school presentation with paper questionnaires, and so on. If you want (and of course, you do want!) the startup to be successful, it is necessary to keep up with other projects, competitors, to keep with the times. So, you should have a set of tools that will help you to work better. 

Let's talk about it.

Optimize teamwork

Each startup has various documents, files, tables, texts, graphics and other necessary information that should be available to many users (or a strictly defined list of your employees). Storing all this on computers and transferring by emails means that you return for ten years ago and significantly slow down the development of your product and its perspective. Therefore, you need a so-called cloud storage - a cloud disk and a system that will store all documents in one source without risk of losing them, configure any access levels and close them at any time, simultaneously view and make changes to the same document from several sources and by different people. The most famous cloud storage is, of course, Google Drive, and the system for working with documents - Google Docs.

Analyze your results

And we again return to Google's. No one has come up with a more convenient, detailed, professional system than Google Analytics that is made to show all types of activities on your sites in real time and for any period you choose, tells you about users that visited your site, the pages they opened and the time they stayed there/ It shows you how many users refused to continue viewing your site and at what point of time, who put the goods in the basket and left it there, and who placed his order, and so on, and so on – it's impossible to mention all the opportunities in this small paragraph. Install and study, this is really a great device for work.

Organize team activities

There are several similar ways to do it, each of them is represented with a number of applications or services. It can be a special board where all your team is able to work in the company account, they can leave their notes and receive assignments and tasks. You can mark a specific person or group of people for each task, check their implementation, leave comments. We're talking about the Trello board and tools like this. We use this product and see good results. Also there are services that enable real-time organization - communication and interaction between all team members, all necessary notifications, monitoring of the work of each participant. For example, Slack, integrated with other services, is very useful for teamwork.

Monitor social networks

Today, working with social networks is a big part of time that your marketing department spends every day. Updating of just two or three social accounts can be in progress all day long, because messages should be posted in different time. In order to facilitate this process, try to create a system of scheduled posts that will be published at specific time, monitor selected feeds, send automatic messages or choose other options that allow you to promote products more qualitatively. The best known services are Hootsuite and Buffer.

Remember graphic trends

Advertisement sells a product or service through an involving the human senses. A colorful picture that will make him want - and in the ideal case, buy a product or use the service, - is a must have. To earn his attention you should create an impressive text, or (even better, and) a touching picture. Today, sales are driven by graphics - so you should do it interesting and in high quality. With Visme you can create both presentation and infographics, social media visual content and website banners using more than 500 templates, huge number of images and icons and make any object actionable. Create a stylish image of any format for your social posts and sites with a famous service Canva - perhaps today it is the most popular tool in this direction. It does not require such serious design skills as professional programs - even a beginner can use it.

Present your product effectively

The startup usually has the goal to find an investor, but it is impossible if your presentation is written in total darkness with a broken pencil. The presentation is your face, so be sure to use tools that will make it effective and memorable. There are many small applications, for each of which you have to pay, and then plunge into this chaos trying to connect everything in one. Try PodioBox – yes, this is our product and we use it regularly. The all-in-one presentation system already combines everything that is required for a spectacular performance. It includes document sharing, using your device as a remote, integration to Google Drive, DropBox, YouTube and Slideshare, a system of voting and polling, video streaming and recording, and active participation of each attendee. The system will do everything for you. It does not even need installation, just plug and play. You can try it for free right now – follow the link.

Good luck with your startup!

© Assiomatica SA

What are Your Startup Must-have Tools?

What are Your Startup Must-have Tools?

Posted on 2017-Jun-22

A number of working moments can take up a lot of valuable time that you could spend on developing your startup. But you spend it on organizing, planning, searching for important messages in the ocean of emails, holding old-school presentation with paper questionnaires, and so on. If you want (and of course, you do want!) the startup to be successful, it is necessary to keep up with other projects, competitors, to keep with the times. So, you should have a set of tools that will help you to work better. 

Let's talk about it.

Optimize teamwork

Each startup has various documents, files, tables, texts, graphics and other necessary information that should be available to many users (or a strictly defined list of your employees). Storing all this on computers and transferring by emails means that you return for ten years ago and significantly slow down the development of your product and its perspective. Therefore, you need a so-called cloud storage - a cloud disk and a system that will store all documents in one source without risk of losing them, configure any access levels and close them at any time, simultaneously view and make changes to the same document from several sources and by different people. The most famous cloud storage is, of course, Google Drive, and the system for working with documents - Google Docs.

Analyze your results

And we again return to Google's. No one has come up with a more convenient, detailed, professional system than Google Analytics that is made to show all types of activities on your sites in real time and for any period you choose, tells you about users that visited your site, the pages they opened and the time they stayed there/ It shows you how many users refused to continue viewing your site and at what point of time, who put the goods in the basket and left it there, and who placed his order, and so on, and so on – it's impossible to mention all the opportunities in this small paragraph. Install and study, this is really a great device for work.

Organize team activities

There are several similar ways to do it, each of them is represented with a number of applications or services. It can be a special board where all your team is able to work in the company account, they can leave their notes and receive assignments and tasks. You can mark a specific person or group of people for each task, check their implementation, leave comments. We're talking about the Trello board and tools like this. We use this product and see good results. Also there are services that enable real-time organization - communication and interaction between all team members, all necessary notifications, monitoring of the work of each participant. For example, Slack, integrated with other services, is very useful for teamwork.

Monitor social networks

Today, working with social networks is a big part of time that your marketing department spends every day. Updating of just two or three social accounts can be in progress all day long, because messages should be posted in different time. In order to facilitate this process, try to create a system of scheduled posts that will be published at specific time, monitor selected feeds, send automatic messages or choose other options that allow you to promote products more qualitatively. The best known services are Hootsuite and Buffer.

Remember graphic trends

Advertisement sells a product or service through an involving the human senses. A colorful picture that will make him want - and in the ideal case, buy a product or use the service, - is a must have. To earn his attention you should create an impressive text, or (even better, and) a touching picture. Today, sales are driven by graphics - so you should do it interesting and in high quality. With Visme you can create both presentation and infographics, social media visual content and website banners using more than 500 templates, huge number of images and icons and make any object actionable. Create a stylish image of any format for your social posts and sites with a famous service Canva - perhaps today it is the most popular tool in this direction. It does not require such serious design skills as professional programs - even a beginner can use it.

Present your product effectively

The startup usually has the goal to find an investor, but it is impossible if your presentation is written in total darkness with a broken pencil. The presentation is your face, so be sure to use tools that will make it effective and memorable. There are many small applications, for each of which you have to pay, and then plunge into this chaos trying to connect everything in one. Try PodioBox – yes, this is our product and we use it regularly. The all-in-one presentation system already combines everything that is required for a spectacular performance. It includes document sharing, using your device as a remote, integration to Google Drive, DropBox, YouTube and Slideshare, a system of voting and polling, video streaming and recording, and active participation of each attendee. The system will do everything for you. It does not even need installation, just plug and play. You can try it for free right now – follow the link.

Good luck with your startup!

© Assiomatica SA