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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6 Payment Processors for Hong Kong Companies

Payment processors in Hong Kong

Thanks to its ease of doing business and generous tax exemption for offshore companies, Hong Kong has become a major hub for technology startups and e-commerce businesses that sell to a global market. Until recently, one part of setting up and running a Hong Kong-based online business has been a major challenge: accepting payments. (more…)

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A collection of the best free web design resources

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65 Startup Founders Share Their Productivity Hacks

We reached out to 65 startup founders, directors, CEO’s and managers to ask them to share one productivity hack we can all use to get more stuff done, and we were not disappointed with the responses we received! From advice on managing daily routines to tips for more efficient hiring processes to tips on managing email, they each shared some excellent advice that’s guaranteed to help you get more out of each working day. Grab a pot of tea, sit back and start taking notes from the advice here forth… I start every morning with Yoga and 15-20 minutes of...

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6 Questions with Edith Harbaugh, Co-Founder of LaunchDarkly

Edith Harbaugh is the Co-Founder and CEO of LaunchDarkly, a platform that  solves the biggest pains around effective continuous delivery, allowing software teams to move faster with less risk.  1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at LaunchDarkly? As CEO and co-founder, my role is to evangelize the company’s vision and mission to customers, the team, and investors. LaunchDarkly is a continuous delivery platform to help software teams move faster with less risk. We help customers launch, measure and control functionality to their own users, significantly shortening their feedback loops...

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6 Questions with Denis Coleman, Founder of WorkCompass

Denis Coleman is the Founder of WorkCompass, a platform that provides online employee performance reviews and performance management software. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at WorkCompass? I do a bit of everything, the main things are: -Managing the product road map with the CTO -Talking to customers about what they like and dont like about Work Compass. -PR -Sales calls with large prospects and when im training a new sales guy. -Hiring, this is the most important thing at the moment. -Managing Cashflow. -Investor Relations. -Keeping the team motivated....

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6 Questions with Antonio Calabrese, Founder of Boonle

Antonio Calabrese is the Founder and CEO of Boonle, a platform that connects people with project needs to freelancers eager to launch their careers.  1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at Boonle? I’m the Founder and CEO of Boonle and oversee all day-to-day operations. 2. Can you tell us a little about your go to market strategy, current growth/marketing channels are working for you right now? We’ve been using multiple channels to gain initial traction, including Craigslist, Reddit, and Twitter. We are now focusing on partnering with universities across...

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21 Must-Read Sales Blogs (and their best 3 blog posts)

Sales are fundamental for every business and organization, Statistics show that traditional sales tactics remain effective and their value should never be underestimated. At the same time, however, new forms of sales techniques are emerging as businesses become more digital, connected and automated. By 2020, Gartner predicts that 85% of customer interaction with enterprises will be automated. With business increasingly being conducted online and new models such as software-as-a-service and crowdfunding emerging, the sales world is changing. From email conversion rates to PPC and optimized landing pages, there are many approaches, techniques and innovations to keep up with. Whether you’re...

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6 Questions with Shrad Rao, Founder of Wagepoint

Shrad Rao is the Founder and CEO of Wagepoint, an online payroll software solution for small businesses across North America. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at Wagepoint? Wagepoint is cloud-based payroll software built just for small business in the US & Canada and backed by the world’s friendliest support. I run the company, as CEO – which means that I am basically the keeper of all the headaches. JK  – though only partially! The job of the CEO is to help everyone else in the company succeed at their...

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6 Questions with Valentin Radu, Founder of Marketizator

Valentin Radu is the Founder and CEO of Marketizator, a 3 in 1 conversion rate optimization platform built for e-commerce businesses. 1. First of all, can you tell us a little about your role and what you do at Marketizator? I am the one that caught the dream in the first place, and now I am motivating all the cool people I am finding along the road to join me. So, I am the CEO and founder at Marketizator. At the current moment, I am just dreaming the next steps and checking if my team is happy reaching their goals...

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