The Ultimate List of Tools for Remote Teams

When your team is spread across different cities, countries and continents, tasks that are simple in a traditional office environment become much more difficult. Luckily, there are numerous tools available that simplify managing and communicating with your remote team. From project management apps to cloud storage, we’ve put together the ultimate list of tools for remote teams. If your team is distributed around the world, try using these free and paid tools to save time, avoid communications issues and get more from your remote staff. Project Management Project management apps helps you break out of your email inbox and track...

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How to Deal With Rejection as a Salesperson

No matter how good your sales skills or how warm your leads might be, not every sales call you make (or every cold email you send) is going to be a success. In fact, for even the most successful sales campaigns, the vast majority of interactions with your prospects will end with “no.” Some will be polite, and others less polite — the reality is that you’ll encounter rejection far more often than you’ll encounter approval in sales. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, it only takes a few deals to make a cold email or cold calling...

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5 Steps to Develop a Smooth Customer Onboarding Process

Cold email is one of the most effective ways to connect with new prospects, develop working relationships with customers and close new deals. But what happens after you turn an email lead into a new customer? For most SaaS businesses, the first step in the process of changing a customer from a sales prospect into an active user is the onboarding process. Onboarding is designed to familiarize users with your product, helping them go from knowing little about how to use it to feeling confident in their skills. By the end of good onboarding, any user should feel comfortable using...

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8 Products Taking the Drone Industry to New Heights

The drone industry has grown at a rapid pace over the last few years. Every month, a newer, better and more affordable UAV seems to come onto the market, getting huge attention from enthusiasts and expanding the industry from a small niche into a mainstream hobby. In 2015 and 2016, we saw some massive developments in drone technology. We also saw a few new developments around the drone industry, from AirBnB-style rent-a-drone websites to self-flying UAVs designed specifically for recording adventures. Below, we’ve assembled a list of eight products – from digital marketplaces to self-flying UAVs – that are taking...

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11 of the Most Popular Free WordPress Plugins

WordPress is arguably the most popular CMS platform to create and maintain your blog or website, even if you have no coding experience. It powers 27% of the internet – and that tells you everything you need to know. WordPress is packed with thousands of user-friendly plugins of which many are 100% free. Many developers pay for advanced premium plugins that add amazing value to their websites, but the free plugins featured on this list are more than you need to start taking control of your own website with confidence. We’ve compiled a list of 11 free plugins that every...

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13 Cool Design Tools You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

Who says you need to use Photoshop to design beautiful logos, websites, packaging and more? Thanks to the hard work of companies like ProtoSketch, Gravit, Niice and many others, today’s designers have access to a huge range of tools for everything from wireframes and mockups to finished products. Whether you’re a non-designer interested in sketching out the basics of a new website or a pro designer looking to expand your toolkit and improve your abilities, having the right tools on hand makes the process of designing anything easier. Below, we’ve assembled a list of 13 cool design tools that you’ve...

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10 Startups that are bringing AI into the workplace

Artificial intelligence will continue to evolve and play a bigger role in our everyday lives, whether it’s at home or in the office. It becomes more reliable and advanced on a daily basis and soon we will wonder how we ever managed without it, which is already true in today’s day and age. If one looks at the following list of AI startups and the futuristic ideas that are happening in the tech world, it’s fair to say that there is no shortage of intelligence – artificial or not. Have a look at this list of 10 startups who are...

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10 Exciting Tech Startups Rockin’ the Music Industry in 2017

Although it may appear as if the music industry is currently being run by a handful of tech giants with little room for startups to prosper in a cut throat environment, on closer inspection we can see there are some shining lights on the horizon with a number of innovative new startups emerging. As a music enthusiast I have been thrilled to see some of these ventures establish themselves as bold new alternatives in 2017 who are giving the power back to the artists, fans and music enthusiasts in a market which was once stagnating. The diversity of ideas in...

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Laura Hanly is launching a book called 'Content That Converts'

A book for entrepreneurs who want to use content marketing to bring a predictable stream of qualified leads into their sales cycles.

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Best Practices for Boosting Your Cold Email Open and Conversion Rates

Sending cold emails is a tough but highly effective way to form new relationships and generate new business. The average white collar worker receives 121 emails every day. The average business email is opened by 7.58 to 27.31% of its recipients, depending on its topic. When you send a cold email, the numbers are — to put it lightly — very much stacked against you. Despite this statistical disadvantage, it’s surprisingly easy to bring your cold email open rate (the percentage of recipients that open your email) and conversion rate (the percentage that respond to your email) far above the...

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