Top 5 CRM Tools Helping Agencies and Startups Manage Their Marketing Funnel

In this blog, I’ll share the top 5 CRM tools to simplify your marketing efforts and highlight how each CRM software can help you increase your chances of success.

Way before building Prelo, I remembered announcing my first business idea to family and friends a few years ago. While most were supportive, some pointed out that my chance of success was slim. 😥

The fact is, 90% of Startups fail – 10% of those in the very first year of business. Failure is something we all try to avoid, but never quite manage to completely ignore.

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The Ultimate Lead Generation Strategy to help your Agency secure Startup clients

Let’s get your agency on the path to a successful lead generation strategy. We’ll follow the simple recommendations I’ve laid out in this blog. Just remember that 50% of marketers consider lead generation to be a top priority in their marketing campaigns.

I spent 2 years as a Startup founder figuring out how to sell to other Startups. I plan to give you the secrets you will need to sell to someone exactly like me! 🎯

When I launched Prelo, I knew I had to do things differently. So, I started to study patterns and strategies in the marketing space to make sure we were going to be successful.

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Generate sales leads and secure new clients with September’s Startup funding updates

In this month’s blog, I share the latest fundraises from Startups around the world. Find out how to use the latest fundraising data to generate sales leads and close deals with newly funded Startups as clients. 💰

At Prelo, we have continued to add funded Startups throughout the month of September. As a result, 960 Startups have raised $27bn in the last 30 days 😲

To make sure you generate more leads, we ramped up our data loads for Ontario, Berlin and New York following feedback from our customers.

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The Self Service Prospecting Tool to help you find qualified leads and grow your agency

Running a small business without a self service prospecting tool is like doing your year-end finances without Excel. We found out the hard way when our first Startup failed. That’s why we’ve created Prelo, to help growing businesses find sales qualified leads without breaking the bank. 💳

40% of Salespeople say that prospecting is the most difficult part of the sales process.

In this blog we are going to give you the breakdown on how Prelo can help you discover qualified leads and grow your agency. 🚀

If you want to work with Startups then you’ve come to the right place. If you’re already working with Startups then you know how difficult it is to find well-funded ones.

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Learn how to prospect funded Startups and grow revenue for your digital agency

If you run a digital agency and you don’t prospect funded Startups you need to start. Marketing budgets are the first budgets to get cut during a recession.

As a digital agency, it is in your interest to build a solid pipeline of diverse clients to boost revenue. 💪

In this blog, we’ll go deeper into how the Startup industry works. We’ll help you position your agency so that you can attract top funded Startups in your demographic.

Don’t wait to find out your budget has been cut. If your current clients don’t appreciate your services, start connecting with Startups. 🚀

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Selling to Startups 101 : How to qualify sales leads and boost revenue for your agency

My focus for this blog is to share how to qualify sales leads and get your digital marketing agency or consulting team in front of key decision makers in Startup.

We launched Prelo to create a frictionless sales prospecting experience for agencies and businesses looking for funded customers in the Startup industry. 🚀

Did you know that over 70% of all sales leads are NOT qualified! As a SaaS Startup founder receiving these unqualified emails I find the experience rather frustrating. 😢

So let’s fix it once and for all!

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Selling to Startups 101 : How to use fundraising data to close your next Startup deal

In this blog I will share insights as to how fundraising data can be used to fill your sales pipeline with Startup customers. If you are selling to Startups the first thing you want to know is whether they have a budget. 💳

It’s no secret that Prelo was the result of our failed attempt at selling a SaaS Solution to Startups. We struggled to find relevant data, like fundraising data and business contact details which eventually cost us. 

After our first Startup failed, I became obsessed with using data to carefully target the right Startups.

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Sales Prospecting : 8 Steps to find the right customers for your business

There is nothing more demoralizing than going through hundreds of email responses from prospects asking you to remove them from your mailing list. 😥 In this blog I will go through the steps you need to create a time efficient sales prospecting strategy for your small business.

To prove this point, when 400 Sales professionals were asked how successful they were at identifying a good prospect. 70% of them came back and confirmed that only 50% of the prospects they reached out to, turned out to be a good fit. 🎯

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Email Automation : 80 Email Templates to level up your marketing operations

In this blog we are going to cover the core email template categories we use at Prelo. We’ll focus on the key email templates you need to help you operationalise your startup and excite your customers. 🎉

Email marketing is a “grind” for solopreneurs 😬. Building email drip campaigns and creating standard response emails are even tougher tasks when you’re also trying to grow your Startup.

That’s why we’ve curated a comprehensive list of easily customizable 80 email templates. These templates have been put together to help you run your business operations effectively.

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🎙Founder Stories : Build a Startup you’re passionate about – Robert’s journey

On Founder Stories today, I will be catching up with non-other than the founder of DataGrab, and one of our partners Robert Balazsi sharing his startup journey with us. DataGrab is a B2B web scraping cloud platform designed to build web scrapers without writing a single line of code 😲

I’m looking forward to learning how Startups and Small Businesses (SMBs) are using DataGrab to build no-code web scrapers at scale.

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Email Marketing Starter Kit : 40 cold email subject line examples guaranteed to get opened

In this blog we are going to share 40 cold email subject line examples that will transform your cold outreach game. As the founders of Prelo we have to wear multiple hats. I am the “sales guy”, Emily is our recruitment person with some marketing thrown in, and we deal with everything else in between. What’s clear for me is this…  there’re often times when we’ve had to reach out to strangers to help us achieve a goal.🏆

To do that, we both had to learn how to craft and send cold emails. What we figured out was this, cold emails need to lead with an offer. Our main goal was to make our cold emails a frictionless interaction. 

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Startup Stories: How to bootstrap a B2B SaaS to $13K MRR in 1 year! Kilian’s Story

I’m super excited to share my very first podcast of the year!?🎙 It’s a special one with a good friend of mine Kilian Poulin.  

Kilian is the founder of Mark (MarkCopyAI). Mark helps you write blogs, articles and short form content three times faster than you’ve ever done before.🎉   

There are over 4.4 million blog posts published every day! So how do you get your content in front of more customers? This blog will follow the journey of a founder who has built a product to help you do just that.

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🎙Founder Stories : Sven’s Startup journey as the founder of intribe

11am on a rainy Monday morning in London, I jumped on a zoom call to talk “marketing” with my friend and founder of intribeSven Radavics.

Would you believe it, this is my 20th founder meeting of the month! 🚀

Sven had just finished his working day in Singapore, and as we got on the call, we immediately started kicking around some content marketing ideas. 🔥

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Product Insights : 7 Things customers wanted to know about Prelo !

We launched Prelo in August 2021, the journey to date has been challenging but exciting. Ask any founder bootstrapping and they’ll tell you how hectic it is when you have to wear multiple hats in a Startup 🤹‍♀️

I personally did a lot of growing up in the last 3 months. Interesting story (to be shared soon) but we launched Prelo days after our previous Startup failed and I have to say, the journey was completely unchartered. 😥

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Find CEO email addresses for free and grow your business

We spent several months trying to find CEO email addresses so that we could send introductory emails and pitch Prelo to decision makers.

We had to do this completely free of charge and yes, I know this is kind of par for the cause when you are bootstrapping 😥

This blog was something I’d wanted to write for some time, so here it is. Like all of my blogs, this is coming from my personal experiences based on our previous Startup.

Stop Press, we’ve got some big news! We’ve started generating revenue. It’s extremely weird to type here, but in 5 years this is perhaps my biggest single achievement in Startup. 📣

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