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This Week’s Best In Beta: When You Need Partners, Turn To Shortlist

This Week’s Best In Beta

Which startup is going to be the next big thing? Investors, bloggers, job seekers, and inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere are dying to know. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month, and that’s far too many for any one person to keep up with. Fret not! Each week, I share some of the hottest new startups in this column, Best In Beta. Let’s discover the next big thing together!



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The startup world tends to glorify the solo entrepreneur, hammering out any idea on his or her own – which isn’t to say anything against the very real worth of persistence or to ignore the many remarkable figures within the startup universe… but the truth is that no one gets anywhere without partners.


Finding the right help is essential to building a winning company. The importance of fostering fruitful partnerships seldom receives the attention it deserves.


Good thing Shortlist is around to connect businesses with all the right partners.


Shortlist makes finding partners easier from the get-go, helping to quickly create requests for partners and then onboard both fast and seamlessly. Maybe… scratch that. At some point, you’ll need to collaborate with designers, developers, data specialists, editors, animators, video producers, etc. Shortlist has the entire marketing supply chain covered.


No matter what kind of service providers you’re working with, Shortlist juggles the action with ease. Straightforward views of budgets and briefs allow businesses to compare proposals and to keep projects moving smoothly. Shortlist also works with a number of common tools (Dropbox, Slack, Drive, Box, etc.) to keep communication clear. So, workflow commences on uninterrupted autopilot.


Annnnd, of course, Shortlist gathers all of this information in one place, so that it’s easy to build a shortlist, or directory, of the best partners. Efficiently zero in on the right collaborators for tasks at hand and keep the winners within easy reach for more future projects. With Shortlist, you can track all of your activity and keep information organized.


According to the website, “We created Shortlist to change the way companies search, manage and engage their suppliers. Our online marketplace connects the best digital service providers with leading brands.”


By maintaining a handpicked and fresh directory of creative services and technology providers, Shortlist allows companies to operate efficiently. This of course saves time and money and avoids a lot of headaches.


Before problems turn up – and have you scramble to find help (or shell out a fortune in a pinch) – start developing the relationships that will serve your company best. Visit to request early access.


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Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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