Matt Kiser
Matt KiserFounder โ€“ WTF Just Happened Today

What's the best CRM for a small startup?

I run a news site that relies entirely on reader donations and merchandise sales. What's the best way to consolidate my email list, Gumroad, Patreon, PayPal, Donorbox, etc. user data in one place? Preferably free or cheap.
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    Salesflare CRM

    Simple yet powerful CRM for small businesses selling B2B

    Salesflare might be what you're looking for. It automates the processes regularly carried out by your sales team, and it's incredibly easy to use. You can also integrate with 1000+ apps from Zapier so that your CRM does the work for you, rather than the other way around.
    • I've used so many CRMs in the past, and have also looked at lots of others too. I was first attracted to Salesflare by the clean design and ease of use, but then was very impressed with just how powerful it is. It integrates so well with Gmail, that it just became a natural extension of how I work. Also the developers have been offering great support too. I highly recommend Salesflare.

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    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @

      Love the way Salesflare automates your daily work with the CRM, it's really comfortable and saves a lot of time, at the same time providing all the most important CRM functionalities.

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  2. John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast ยท Written
    Read some of your stuff on WTF just happened and love the content! I would suggest either Zoho for 12 dollars a month or amocrm for 15 a month. That is probably the fairest price range you'll get for a proven product.
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    HubSpot CRM

    Organize, track, and sell

    Tkachenko Arthur ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    Tkachenko Arthur ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆBuilding a tools for Food Tech projects ยท Written
    Best choice for a small team, also if founder working with clients, sales. Easy to use and have most wanted features. Can be used with Hubspot Sidekick for better email marketing.
    • David Ferguson
      David FergusonFounder, 5000fish, Inc.

      I've been using HubSpot CRM since it was in Beta and it's really matured into a powerful CRM. I do pay for the Sales Pro tools which unlock a lot of power. There are some limitations however that make it a bad fit, you can read more about those in this review -

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    • Juliรกn Maya
      Juliรกn MayaFounder, Sensorglobe

      I applied for the program through Start-Up Chile accelerator for my startup.

      It is a bad product, it lacks of quality, features and it is expensive. That is ok, you have the choice to deliver bad quality as I have the choice to find other solution.

      But I can not cancel hubspot account, now we are attached to a 12month contract per agent without any advert. I'm watching how they take my money every month even when I am not using it, and i begging them to cancel my account, they refuse.

      Keep away from hubspot for startups, this is more a SCAM than a support program.

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    Manage, share, and get your work done smarter

    Bernardo de Castro
    Bernardo de CastroBack-end Dev, Founder the ยท Written is Big, it is customizable, and can be used for many purposes. You can create your own Application, in App market, with custom fields: date, string, locale, etc. Has an robust API, easy to use.
    • One of my favourite must have tools. I've used it in many non-for-profit orgs as an alternative to disconnected and messy spreadsheets. I've seen it used in Film Festivals, Vounteer Rostering and Event Planning. It can also be an awesome Intranet alternative.

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    Freshsales CRM

    A full-fledged CRM for high-velocity sales teams.

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc ยท Written
    Freshsales - it is easy to use, feature packed and very affordable. :) It comes with inbuilt phone, email, lead scoring capabilities which means that you wouldn't have to invest in multiple tools. It is backed by a responsive support team and has a great feature velocity (3-5 new features every month). It comes with a 30-day free trial and a generous free tier.
    • Steven Hambleton
      Steven HambletonFounder, Emailancer

      I used Pipedrive for a while but Freshsales is so much faster and the user interface, automations and built in email tracking meant I could retire a few other products.

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