Steve James

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Is HubSpot CRM Really Free? (Features and Add-on Pricing)

Is the HubSpot CRM Free? This is a question that gets asked a lot. The answer is yes, the base HubSpot CRM is free. The confusion probably comes from the fact that HubSpot offers several add-ons to the base package that cost additional money. However, the good news is that for most businesses just getting started with a CRM, the free base package will have everything you need to learn with. As your knowledge and business grows, you can then move up into the paid products. If you are already a medium- to large-sized business, you may find it beneficial to move into the higher-priced versions more quickly.

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HubSpot Sales Professional vs Sales Enterprise Features and Pricing Comparison (2020)

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Is HubSpot a CMS?: Website Hosting Common Questions on the CMS Hub

Is HubSpot a CMS? The short answer? Yes! A little longer answer? Continue reading!

Here at Stream Creative, we’ve been building websites on HubSpot CMS for over 10 years now and we wouldn’t have it any other way. HubSpot is our CMS (Content Management System) of choice because it empowers our clients to control their own website and do it with ease.

HubSpot’s CMS has made major updates through the years but at the core, the way customers purchase and host their website with HubSpot is the same. We love it for the continuous updates, leading-edge marketing integrations, and performance consistency.

As we work with our customers to set up website hosting on HubSpot, we often hear the same questions. Keep reading below as we dive into the details on the common questions we hear from customers.

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10 Must-Have iPad Apps for Interactive Business Presentations

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Apple iPads and mobile devices have become essential business tools across the globe since their release in the late 2000s.

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Best Practices For Setting Up a Website with HubSpot CMS Hub Themes

There is a lot to love about HubSpot’s new CMS Hub Professional, namely, that it offers marketers the flexibility to easily build beautiful (and functional) websites. It’s one of the main reasons we’ve used the CMS for over 10 years as a Platinum Solutions Partner. With the new drag n drop modules and themes, we have even more elbow room to get creative. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but have no fear! We've compiled a list of pro tips when using the HubSpot CMS to help you set up your account and start building your website.

Use As Few Themes as Possible In Your HubSpot Account
Set Your HubSpot Global Theme Styles First
Use Appropriate Image Sizes For Your HubSpot Pages And Templates
Limit The Number Of Web Fonts Across All HubSpot Pages
Assign System Page And Blog Templates in HubSpot
Set Up Your HubSpot Color Picker Favorites

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Which Facebook Ad Format is Most Effective?

Why Facebook Video Ads are the Most Effective

In terms of Facebook’s primary ad formats, video ads are by far the most effective.

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Hubspot campaign best practices and tutorial 2020

Running marketing campaigns typically involves several mediums and initiatives that cross between both the marketing, sales, and customer service departments.

Tracking all of this can be a daunting task if you don't have the right tools and processes in place. Fortunately, HubSpot Marketing Pro and Enterprise customers have access to HubSpot Campaigns to help tie all of your assets together.

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HubSpot CMS Hub Professional vs Enterprise Features and Pricing Comparison (2020)

Eliminate roadblocks and frustration that comes with website content updates using HubSpot CMS Hub. The new HubSpot CMS Hub, launched in 2020, eliminates any tensions between marketers and developers during a website redesign process and throughout ongoing website optimizations. With smart features, like drag and drop editing and themes, developers can create flexible content structures that allow marketers to make quick, easy updates.

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HubSpot CMS Hub Pricing and Features in 2020

How much does the HubSpot CMS Hub cost?

CMS Hub is available in two editions: Professional and Enterprise. The HubSpot Content Management System (CMS) pricing for CMS Hub Professional is $300 /month and CMS Hub Enterprise is $900/month.

The HubSpot CMS can also be purchased with any edition of the Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, or Service Hub.

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Social Media Ethics: Why You Should Have a Policy

Now ingrained into the very fabric of our culture is social media; there’s no escaping it. And in the workplace? It’s just the same. Social media has become a valuable business tool to connect with customers, promote your brand, and expand on your online marketing voice. It can even be fun! 

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