How to Quickly Build a Customer Base With Lead Generation Tools

Tech.Co

Luckily, there’s an abundance of lead generation tools that busy professionals can use to start building a subscriber base without investing too much time. This tool significantly cut the time it takes to implement the layout I want to use on a landing page.

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

Tech.Co

Finding potential customers continues to be a huge challenge not only for established marketing and sales teams but also for startup executives and solo entrepreneurs. It is not that there is a lack of lead generation tools, particularly for business-to-business (B2B) firms.

Trending Sources

7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness

InfoChachkie

You can watch the 11-minute excerpt from Seth’s talk below, in which expounds upon the Seven Tools Of Awesomeness. On the playing field is talking to customers. Seth’s seventh tool of awesomeness is the most straightforward – just start. "I

Tool 95

This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn

InfoChachkie

However, savvy startups can leverage LinkedIn to create a customer acquisition and a churn reduction tool. However, in some cases, especially with its larger customers, the company displaces a competitor. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Your Customer Success Team Is Focusing On The Wrong Definition Of Success

InfoChachkie

He started by stating, “We track customer success.” My initial reaction was, “Great, but I am not sure that qualifies as non-obvious” but then he quickly knocked it out of the park, adding, “We define ‘customer success’ as enabling our customers to generate more prospects and close more sales.

Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

socalTECH

Shopatron said its new product, Local Product Search, helps customers find products from brands, offering up real time, local product inventory to those customers. Shopatron said the new tool is aimed at replacing "dealer locators", which simply direct customers to local dealers, which the company says is a disappointing experience for consumers. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product.

Tool 25

If You Don’t Respect Your Customers You Won’t Be Successful

Both Sides of the Table

I spend a lot of time with startups and thus hear many companies talk about their approach to sales and their interactions with customers. From these meetings you can really tell the leaders that care deeply about their customers and those the look down on them. Given customers & sales are the lifeblood of any organization you’d imagine everybody would respect their customers. and you’ll need to invest heavily in self-service support tools.

Custom 109

PromoJam Debuts New Self Service Social Promotions Tool

socalTECH

If you are a millenial entering the workforce, what would you be most comfortable with -- a tool designed to work and look like a social network, or a tool built around an old fashioned corporate enterprise software UI? PromoJam debuted its brand new, self-service version of its social promotions tool today, PromoJam 2.0, The new tools is available for a monthly subscription for companies.

Tool 36

Customer Support Training | What is excellent customer service?

Tech Zulu Event

Excellent customer service isn’t just something that happens from company to consumer. Customer service starts within a company. We all know about Zappos customer culture and their willingness to stay on a call with a customer for up to 10 hours.

GameSalad Improves Support Tools

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based and Austin-based GameSalad , which develops software to easily create iPhone and other iOS platform games, announced earlier this week that it has improved its overall communications and support tools for its users. GameSalad also has improved its contact forms and customer support and bug handling. gamesalad videogame video game development tools support iphone ipad html5

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

socalTECH

PublishThis , the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels. The software helps those companies publish their own data on their websites, by surfacing fresh content to help engage consumers.

Germany’s Software AG Adds Analytic Tools with Zementis Buyout

Xconomy

Zementis CEO Michael Zeller co-founded the company in 2004 to help customers glean new insights from big data by using predictive analytics. “We’ve Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week.

Corent Boosts Funding For SaaS Tools

socalTECH

Aliso Viejo-based Corent , which develops software tools to more easily port traditional software to the software-as-a-service model, has raised $3.2M

SaaS 34

RealPractice Adds Website, Lead Management Tools

socalTECH

Santa Ana-based RealPractice , the developer of technology and marketing services for law firms that is headed by Carey Ransom, said this week that it has launched new website building and lead management tools for its customers. The firm said the new features allow solo and small law firms to build professional websites, track client leads, and track online and offline marketing campaigns. RealPractice's new version was launched in beta in November.

AnyMeeting Targets Business Customers With New iPhone App

socalTECH

Orange County-based web and video conferencing tools developer AnyMeeting said Wednesday that it has launched a new, iPhone application, which is targeted at business users. According to AnyMeeting, the new iPhone app follows similar apps the company recently released for the iPad and Android. Those apps all allow users to participate in conference calls and video conferences, including using the iPhone''s front or back facing cameras, document sharing, push-to-talk, and other featuers.

Nimble Updates Social CRM Tool

socalTECH

Nimble , the customer relationship management software developer headed by Jon Ferrara, has updated its online, social CRM tool today, saying that it has added new features such as ways to filter and cut through the noise of online social activity, plus new task management tools to link tasks with contacts and deals.

Nirvanix Rolls Cloud Storage Migration Tools

socalTECH

San Diego-based Nirvanix , the provider of cloud storage services, said this morning that it has rolled out a new data migration tool, specifically at helping users migrate data from other cloud service providers.

Are you an old school customer marketer?

Berkonomics

Both of these time–honored methods of reaching our customers have worked for as long as there was print and radio–TV to get the message out. Spend lots and not be sure of the return on investment; or spend much less and offer some of the savings to the customer.

Email 14

MomentFeed Adds New Customer Tracking Tools

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of mobile customer analytics tools, says that it has launched a new, online-to-offline customer journey tracking tool in the latest version of its platform. makes it easier for its multi-location brand customers to track "online-to-offline journeys" and calculate the ROI of their mobile marketing efforts. The company said its tools are being used by such brands as Jamba Juice, Avis, and Starbucks.

The Impact Matrix: Prioritize Your 2013 Initiatives Using This Startup Ninja Tool

InfoChachkie

Engineers typically evaluate ideas differently than people engaged in sales, who in turn will consider ideas from a dissimilar vantage point from those responsible for product development, customer support and marketing. This article previously appeared in Forbes.

Ideas 39

Fliptu Becomes Ampsy, Signs Up Darius Rucker As A Customer

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based social aggregation tool developer Fliptu said today that it has rebranded the company as Ampsy , and also integrated its software with Hootsuite. The reasoning behind the rebranding was not given. As part of the announcement, Ampsy said that its product has been being used by musical artist Darius Rucker , who has been using Ampsy's product with Hootsuite during his performances.

Signal Sciences Raises $9.7M, Launches DevOps Security Tools

socalTECH

Venice, California-based Signal Sciences , a developer of security tools aimed at the DevOps market, said this morning that it has raised $9.7M The company said its founding team came from Etsy, and that its software is already being used by such customers as Under Armour, Etsy, Yelp/Eat 24, Shutterstock, Prezi, and others. in a Series A round, and launched its products. The company said its Series A was raised in 2015, and came from Index Ventures.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

socalTECH

San Diego-based MindTouch , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to help companies create self-service, customer support sites, has raised $12M in a Series A funding. MindTouch's software provides customer support search tools, product information, and more to end users. mindtouch venture capital customer self service portal saas

Central Desktop Claims Growth In Staff, Customers

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based CEntral Desktop , the developer of online project and collaboration software which is headed by Isaac Garcia, claimed yesterday that it has seen growth in both its employees and customers last year. The company said it grew its staff by 43 percent in 2011, and increased its enterprise customer base by 41 percent. Central Desktop offers up a variety of cloud-based, collaboration tools used for managing projects, departments, and teams.

SaaS 16

The Customer May Not Always Be Right, But You Had Better Listen Just The Same

Tech Zulu Event

These two ads showed how disconnected from their customers these once industry leaders have become. Sadly this is just a single example of what is happening to thousand of companies that are not listening to their respective customers. Today we are in the era of “Customer Experience”.

Websense Wins Credit Union Customer

socalTECH

San Diego-based Websense , the developer of web security tools, reports today that it has been selected by Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union, to safeguard data for the credit union's 38 branches. websense credit union security software tools financial banking bankFinancial details of the win were not disclosed. Websense said that Addison Avenue had actually been using the firm since 2007, but decided to roll out the solution further as part of a $4.75

CitizenHawk Launches Tool To Find Logo, Image Violations

socalTECH

Aliso Viejo-based CitizenHawk , the venture backed developer of online brand protection services, said today that it has launched a tool to help companies find infringement of a company's logos and other trademarked images. The firm, which is headed by David Duckwitz, said its new HawkImages tool compares images on the Internet with a company's approved images, allowing customers to identify and determine how they'd like to respond to those violations.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

InfoChachkie

Last week, Divshot turned a simple April Fool''s Day joke into a marketing coup, generating nearly 6,000 Tweets and over a thousand Beta customers. Divshot''s solution is an innovative web development tool, which automatically generates professional-grade code during the wire framing process.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

InfoChachkie

Last week, Divshot turned a simple April Fool''s Day joke into a marketing coup, generating nearly 6,000 Tweets and over a thousand Beta customers. Divshot''s solution is an innovative web development tool, which automatically generates professional-grade code during the wire framing process.

Education Is Unbundling—Three Key Trends to Watch

Xconomy

While technology in the classroom is not a new phenomenon, these days we are customizing technological innovations to make education adaptive and. Technology in the classroom has come a long way since its advent in the 1920s, when teachers would air radio broadcasts about topics relevant to their lesson plans.

Connectifier Swizzles Service After LinkedIn Acquisition

socalTECH

Costa Mesa-based Connectifier , the recruiting tools developer led by John Jersin, said Monday that it will be making some significant changes to its tool, after its acquisition by LinkedIn in February. According to blog posts from both Connectifier and LinkedIn, Connetifier will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of LinkedIn, selling to its own customer base, however, the two will connect the two services through a new API, along with other changes.

TigerText Adds Speech Recognition To Secure Messaging Tools

socalTECH

TigerConnect is TigerText's developer platform, which lets customers create their own, HIPAA-compliance messaging tools. Santa Monica-based secure messaging app developer TigerText has rolled out new speech recognition capabilities to its healthcare communications platform, TigerConnect, the company said on Wednesday. According to TigerText, developers can now build apps using speech recognition via its platform, thanks to a tie into the Nuance Dragon Medical One platform.

Is Your Organization Ready to Become an Ecosystem Driver?

Xconomy

Companies must learn to become ecosystem drivers – even if only for a subset of their customers – in order to survive. A distinguishing feature of this model is that they are the destination in their space for a subset of their customers. – Ensure great customer experience.