The events of the last few days have probably been the most challenging any business has faced in the last few decades.
But while uncertainty reigns for a bit longer, businesses still need to grow, employees need to be paid and we need to make sure we're in a good position when we come out of the other side of what has been a pretty chaotic few months.
This means adapting to new ways of working and for some businesses, moving more of their operation online so they can continue providing vital information and keep in touch with prospects and customers.
We’re not going to use this as a sales pitch, but as a HubSpot partner we’re in a position to hear how they are trying to support us, and at a time when businesses are trying to work out how they can adapt (at least for the time being) we wanted to share a few updates from HubSpot, and see if the platform can be useful.
Using free tools to move online
HubSpot are making their paid Meetings functionality (Quotes, E-Sign, and 1:1 video creation tools) free for 90 days from the day you sign up to to the platform.
You can use these tools to share links with prospects or customers to book virtual meetings (so important now when physical meetings are being cancelled) and all users will be able to send 1,000 personal & team meetings links per portal they have.
If you have proposals still going out you can use HubSpot to create and share them online easily and enable prospects to sign them with digital signatures (you’ll have access to unlimited quotes and 10 signatures per user per month.
And with more businesses moving to video now to keep in touch with customers, prospects, and their own team, you can create up to one hour long videos to send from the HubSpot CRM.
For the next 90 days, if you’re already a Starter or Professional customer for Sales and Service Hub you can access 2,000 minutes of calling per user per month so you can stay in touch with people and Marketing Professional and Enterprise customers can benefit from no email sending limits.
HubSpot have also announced they are cutting the price of the Starter Growth Suite so they can help small businesses in particular get access to much needed marketing, sales and service software.
Whether you decide to use this is up to you, but hopefully the information is useful and can help give you some options if you’re investigating how to move more of what your business does online.
If you need any help without the sales pitch you can book some time with us and we can give you some extra advice.
There’s more information and a full list of FAQs on how HubSpot’s changes can support you here
We're hosting a webinar with HubSpot on Friday, April 3 starting at 1:30pm where we'll be talking about how you can adapt and change to online and remote working during this time of uncertainty.
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