StartupResources.io — Issue #99
Hi there! My day started by dealing with a massive leak into my office, but it’s Friday so at least I get to wrap up the day by writing you this newsletter.
Dealing with the leak reminded me that nothing you build is forever — the hardwood on my office floor certainly wasn’t — but while you’re around you can always fix things and make progress. How’s that for deep startup wisdom? 🤓
Tool of the week
Who wants a podcast when you can do live TV… right? This looks very neat, you can do a solo, or interview style, or “talk show” style video with all attendees remote, all streaming live on Facebook. Starts at $15/month.
Tools discovered recently
This is a simple, free, audio editor online. Nothing super powerful or fancy but does the job for simple needs.
An online logo maker, looks like it can create quite a wide range of designs. Free to use, $29 to download high-resolution logos.
This is another one of those tools like Mailshake (which I use, and recommend along with Reply) to send automated drip campaigns to cold prospects, but this one integrates prospecting, i.e. finding leads for your campaigns based on company name, title, etc.
Lots of good quality SVG and PNG icons you can use for free.
Build a chatbot for Facebook Messenger in minutes, no coding needed. Free for 1 chatbot up to 100 contacts.
Articles for this week
Huge article on how to become an Amazon seller.
The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users, and this article aims to tell you how you can make the best-performing content for it.
Data-backed report on what makes for a good proposal these days. To be sure it’s skewed to users of Better Proposals, and folks in general using similar systems, but it does seem to show that you’re a lot better off writing proposals fast and using a proposal tool that lets you track interactions than just sending a PDF.
Another article from Abdo Riani, actionable advice as always.
Good advice on how to understand your customers really, really well.
That’s it for this issue
Last week I asked folks what type of special thing they’d like to see for our 100th issue coming up next week, and the most popular option was to do a 100-themed piece of content, so stay tuned for that in our next issue!
On Monday February 26th I’ll be doing a free webinar on CrankWheel’s tight integration with Talkdesk, the intelligent cloud call center platform. Sign up if you’re interested in learning about that, for an integrated solution to your phone and screen sharing needs.
Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!