Starting up a new business is tough. Your team is small, and everyone has to wear multiple hats. You’re constantly pulled in 20 different directions, and there’s always a steady influx of tasks to complete. For every item you cross off your to-do list, five appear out of nowhere. And if that wasn’t enough, you also need to attract more customers and become profitable—fast. With so much on your plate, implementing new software might be the last thing on your mind.
What if there was an app that could add 31 extra hours to your month and help you achieve your business goals faster?
We’re talking about text expansion software.
Simply, text expansion is when you type a small bit of text which automatically expands into a longer form piece of text. It has an endless variety of use cases. You can use it to turn information that you frequently type, such as the link to your pitch deck or your company’s About info, into expandable shortcuts.
Think of how many repetitive messages you have to send out daily to generate leads, expand your network, and update your stakeholders. Using a text expanding app, you can do several hours of work in minutes by replacing full-content typing with shortcut expansion.
TextExpander: the ultimate text expanding tool
Our text expansion tool, TextExpander, enables you to create and maintain an updated database of useful messages, phrases, and details—we call them “text snippets”—to keep at your fingertips. You can expand snippets on Mac, Windows, Chrome, iPhone and iPad, from any device, anywhere you type, with just a few keystrokes.
TextExpander also has a number of unique features that further increase the possibilities of text expansion:
- Sharing: allows you to share snippets with one or more teams
- Controls & permissions: allows you to control who views and edits snippets
- Formatted text & pictures: allows you to create snippets with special fonts and colors, images, or links
- Fill-ins: allows you to create templates with optional fields for personalized messaging
- Nesting: allows you to expand a snippet within a snippet
- Date/time math: allows you to automatically insert a future date
TextExpander for startups
For startups, TextExpander can be a lifesaver. Here are a few ways you can use TextExpander to boost productivity at work:
Getting the word out about your startup is incredibly time-consuming. Reach more people in less time by creating shortcuts to essential information, including:
- A link to your investor deck
- Your company description
- The cost of customer acquisition
- The amount you’re currently raising
- The names of key investors
- A link to your product walkthrough video
You can also create a template for introduction request messages to quickly tap into your network for potential investor leads.
You owe it to your stakeholders to keep them informed, but sending updates often feels like a chore. Use TextExpander to create personalized email templates so you don’t have to start from scratch every time. When you’re working with templates, investor updates and inbound emails are much faster to write.
When the survival of your startup depends on getting more customers fast, you send out a lot of messages. TextExpander helps you send more of them faster. Use TextExpander to create template notes to add to LinkedIn connection requests, or personalized template emails for requesting client referrals.
Success on social media depends as much on quantity as it does on quality. Increase the frequency with which you post by making generating posts easier. Use TextExpander to save templates for different types of social media posts and create snippets for titles of popular blog articles and their links so you don’t have to type them out each time you promote them on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Exceptional customer support can only happen when everyone on the team has access to accurate information. Use TextExpander to give your customer support team access to the right answers, fast.
The best companies in the world use TextExpander
Want to be as big as Uber, Dropbox, Tumblr, Shopify, 1Password, YNAB, and Automattic? Try doing as they do and use TextExpander to streamline your recruiting, sales, marketing, and customer support efforts.
Join TextExpander for Startups
For years, TextExpander has helped the companies of all sizes boost their productivity and grow their sales pipelines. Now, with TextExpander for Startups—a program for small businesses with huge potential—we’re on a mission to help startups scale. Learn more about the program, and find out if your startup is eligible for a FREE 1-year subscription to TextExpander, at https://textexpander.com/startups.