The Quintessential Free Tools That Every SaaS-Based Startup Can Utilize

Free Tools for SaaS-Based Startup

Every big company was once a startup. Whether it’s Apple, Amazon or Google, they all had humble beginnings, but now they’re on the top of what they do. But how were they able to achieve such great milestones? Well, as much as I would like to discuss the stories of hardships the companies and their founders have gone through, they all had one thing in common; they used the right resources at the right time to scale their businesses.

Well, you see, smart, timely and cost-effective decision making can determine whether your startup would survive long enough to initially sustain itself and then advance towards expansion or scaling phase. You see, 90% of the startups fail because out of many reasons of their failure, one big reason is that they think that they wouldn’t be able to kick-start without getting a decent amount of funding. But they couldn’t be more naive because if you can’t make money without money, you won’t be able to make money with money.

So, here are some of the free tools that every SaaS-based startup can utilize in their initial phase to align their workflow, manage and secure their assets and get organized. Bear in mind that most of the tools mentioned do have a free subscription but their utmost utilization is on premium plans. So, choose and upgrade wisely.

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5 Basic Steps to Keep in Mind When Developing Brand Identity

Brand Identity

Let’s face the truth: there is something common between a corporate giant’s brand and a startup’s brand: if it’s unable to differentiate itself, it will be lost soon. But there are higher chances that a new brand will be the first one to lose the game.

Here’s the proof: 59% of people over the globe prefer purchasing from a brand they’re familiar with, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen.

So, if you’re a startup launching a product for the first time, you should make sure your brand stands out from the crowd. That’s when you need a brand identity.

Not sure how to bring out the unique personality of your brand when there are millions of other brands combating for the same market share?

Here’s a simple formula: the stronger the brand identity is, the higher are the chances of success.

In this post, we’ll guide you through the five basic steps of developing brand identity.

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5 Companies That Leveraged LinkedIn to Grow Their Brand Presence

You might think that with Facebook and Twitter absolutely dominating the B2B advertising, LinkedIn has a snowball’s chance in hell of even making a dent in the overall digital marketing space. Well, you would be wrong. LinkedIn boasts a built-in network of business professionals, a dedicated targeting service and its own publishing platform.

This makes it the ideal solution for every B2B marketer looking to re-emerge as a thought leader. In fact, some of the biggest names in the advertising industry have used LinkedIn to fuel their campaigns of reaching new audiences, strengthening their brand visibility and increase their revenues. 

Brand Presence

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The ‘Curse of Knowledge’ and How It’s Making Your Website Terrible

We’ve reached a remarkable point in history where we’re more informed than ever before. A wealth of knowledge on almost anything exists just a few taps away on a smartphone. But there’s a fine line between providing information and providing answers. In fact, too much “knowledge” can send your audience straight to your nearest SERP competitor and this is often called as the curse of knowledge.

Curse of Knowledge

So, if you see that your conversions are lagging behind, it could be because you know too much.

Yes, There Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing

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Why is Personal Branding Important for Agencies – Interview with Leonard Kim

Personal Branding for Agencies

In today’s competitive business landscape where everyone claims to be a ‘wizard’, ‘specialist’ or an ‘expert’, it can be extremely difficult to carve out a name for yourself and become a key influencer in your niche. We spoke to Leonard Kim, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree to understand why personal branding for agencies is an important area that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Have a listen to the podcast interview by clicking “Play” below.

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