We love to try out new tools to increase efficiency both internally and for our clients. We never recommend a tool without trying it first! Check out the ones we are currently and have tried here at Growth Labs.
For quick communication across our remote team and between clients, located on 3 continents, we use Slack to keep the momentum on our projects 24 hours a day. We love the ability to both direct message and organize our chats into channels around different projects.
This video conferencing platform makes it easy to communicate both internally and externally between team members and with clients. The ability to have group calls and screen share are invaluable when it comes to team meetings and sharing knowledge to keep our working moving forward.
Our team uses Grammarly to make sure all of our content from emails to published posts is grammatically correct and at a professional caliber.
ActiveCollab is our primary project management software where we log tasks and communicate about progress to ensure that all team members are on the same page. Our team also uses the ActiveCollab Timer to track and budget time for different projects.
For storing files and creating all kinds of content, Google Drive is our home base for team members.
The security and simplicity of 1Password was a perfect solution for our need to store a variety of login information and seamlessly share with our team.
Hubspot is our home for all things inbound marketing-- from blog posts to social media to email blasts. We love the ability to automate marketing funnels with workflows and track our data with customized metrics and reports. We also use their CRM for our and our client’s web sites.
Are you interested in using HubSpot to boost your business's marketing capabilities? We can help you get started.
We introduce several of our bootstrapped clients to MailChimp to specifically focus on email marketing and contact list management.
When looking for a more technical approach to email - such as transactional emails, MailGun is a great solution for sending and tracking email campaigns with powerful APIs that are built for developers.
When our clients need customer support for their clients, we recommend HelpScout as an easy-to-use platform for nurturing community and delighting current customers with high quality service.
Intercom is an extensive system to provide live customer support and communication on web pages. It makes it easy for visitors and clients to reach out for help on the page. It also supports business to client communication for marketing, support, and administrative issues.
With so many tools to use, Zapier makes it easy to integrate and automate with its numerous app integrations.
For our website building and designing needs, Wordpress is the content management platform we use if our clients aren’t on HubSpot. With its wide array of plugins and customizable back end, we are able to adapt the platform for simple Quicksites, Growth Driven Design, or more complicated sites.
After experimenting with numerous hosting platforms, Kinsta is a fast and simple way to manage, backup, and track Wordpress websites. They also make it super easy to set up staging environments and redirects - all essential when rebuilding and remaking websites.
in addition the standard Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, we use the following:
For simple graphics or social media images, Canva makes it easy for our marketing team to collaborate and produce high quality designs using our company branding without bothering our designers too much.
Before we start with building a website, we first wireframe all pages for our clients to review. Moqups is an easy-to-use tool to both design and comment for revisions to ensure we are efficient when it comes to our next steps in the website design process.
Our clients are looking to make money and Stripe is a clean developer-friendly tool for online payments.
WooCommerce makes creating an online store easy in Wordpress for our clients of all sizes and for online stores of all types of complexity.