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How does a CRM help an insurance agent
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May 1, 2021
Being the best insurance agent for your client requires relationship-building. A CRM takes the busywork out of maintaining a relationship, and lets you focus on being the best partner for your clients. Here are 5 specific ways a CRM does that.
What is an "easy to use" CRM and how do you find one?
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April 26, 2021
When a company tells you their CRM is "easy to use", what does it really mean, and how do you distinguish between ten different "easy to use" CRMs? To do that, let's break "easy to use" down to the three real key components that matter.
3 mistakes to avoid making when choosing a CRM
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April 11, 2021
Having worked with hundreds of small business owners over the years, I've seen many successful CRM implementations, and also many unsuccessful ones. The ground truth is always the same: the best CRM for you is going to be the CRM that you and your team actually want to use.
What technology should a travel advisor have in their toolbelt?
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June 10, 2020
Navigating the variety of online tools available to run a business can be challenging, but having the right tools can make running your travel agency easier.
Does your small business suffer from technophobia? It doesn't have to
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July 23, 2019
Even the leanest, scrappiest startups and smaller companies regularly turn their backs on emerging technology.
Switching CRMs? 3 Tips to Make it a Hassle-Free Transition
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July 16, 2019
Switching to a different customer relationship management platform can be quite a challenge for small businesses.
If Facebook disappeared tomorrow, would you lose all your customer data?
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July 9, 2019
Having a worldwide audience at your fingertips is great, but if a social media platform is the gatekeeper of your contact list, do you really own that information?
Considering a CRM upgrade? Think twice.
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May 6, 2019
Before you pull the trigger on upgrading your customer relationship management software, make sure you're investing in a system that will work for the business you run today.
3 CRM features that could overcomplicate your business
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April 1, 2019
Not all CRM features are useful for small businesses
What tech do you need for your small business?
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February 22, 2019
The 4 essential pieces of tech every small business needs
3 Keys to CRM success for small businesses
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February 2, 2019
The goals of CRM companies are often at odds with those of small businesses, but that doesn't mean the right partnership for your business doesn't exist.
Lucidchart review: more than just flowcharts
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April 23, 2017
Back in the early days of this blog, I wrote a post reviewing Lucidchart, a web-based flowchart creation tool. That was almost seven years ago (wow, I’m getting old) and they just released a major update to their software which adds a bunch of new features.
What we really learned from Software Advice’s 2016 CRM Software Report
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November 14, 2016
After conversations with hundreds of small businesses over the last year, a small business CRM comparison company, Software Advice, just published their 2016 CRM Software Small Buyer Business Report. The Less Annoying CRM team took a look at the data ourselves and came away with three key points we thought small businesses looking for a CRM will find valuable:
What does “Marketing Automation” mean?
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August 12, 2016
And do you need it?
What is an “Operational” CRM?
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July 29, 2016
CRM Types and What They Mean
CRM Pricing: Total Cost of Ownership
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January 15, 2016
When selecting a new CRM or evaluating the efficiency of your current product, it’s important to take into account the total cost of ownership.
What Features Should You Look For In A CRM?
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September 18, 2015
CRM systems are not like cars; there’s nothing cool about having one with too many features. In fact, having a “pimped out” CRM might actually make the software too difficult to use. According to SalesLoft, 72% of CRM users would trade functionality for ease of use.
Why small businesses should not use enterprise software
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September 16, 2015
It’s tempting for small companies to think that they should copy the conventional wisdom set by larger competitors when in fact the opposite is normally true.
Free CRMs: Why they might not be a good idea
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September 9, 2015
At Less Annoying CRM, we want to offer our customers as much value as possible. That means having the best product at the lowest price possible.
Do You Need a CRM?
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August 14, 2015
Welcome to the first step in the process of picking a CRM: deciding if you even need a CRM in the first place! The question isn’t as easy as it looks, however.
Buying your domain name via Namecheap.com
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August 8, 2015
Namecheap.com makes it super easy to do so. And we are going to show you how easy.
How startup funding works, and why we've decided to bootstrap
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July 13, 2015
The decision of whether or not to raise money from investors is a huge and very difficult one for most startups, so I figured I’d write down my thoughts on the topic in case it might help other entrepreneurs who are facing a similar decision.
5 things a CRM can do that Outlook and Google Contacts can't
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July 6, 2015
But if interacting with others is a part of your job, contact managers can fall short. Business is all about relationships, and the most successful businesses are the ones that put extreme care into how they nurture and develop their relationships.
4 reasons to get a live demo before settling on a CRM
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June 30, 2015
Choosing a CRM for your company is a big and tough decision to make. There are many CRMs out there, and it’s difficult to know exactly which one will best fit your company’s needs.
Moving Upmarket: A concerning trend among software companies
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June 29, 2015
Everyone has used software that gets worse over time. This post tries to explain why it happens, and what you can do about it.
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