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Who is the most important part of selling online? The customer, of course. What does inventory management have to do with the customer? Everything! Online purchases are about “I want it now”. Customer satisfaction and proper inventory management are inextricably intertwined. From customer satisfaction to company profitability is just a short step. (more…)


Sell, sell, sell. As a small business especially in a digital world, things move fast. It can be difficult to take your eyes off the ball (or the sales results) if you want to survive or better still thrive and grow. But flying by the seat of your pants may only take you so far. As your enterprise gets bigger and encompasses more activities with greater numbers of clients, employees and subcontractors, there comes a time when you can no longer do it all in your head. Even if you choose to focus exclusively on wholesaling or retailing, you will need to add value. (more…)


  Selling online should be easy right? But eCommerce platforms look daunting and difficult to set up and manage? That isn’t (always) the case, most eCommerce platforms are simple and not as time consuming as you may assume. Ok so it’s a little scary to get started but once you do you will see that you had nothing whatsoever to worry about after all. We want to show you just how easy it is to set up your eCommerce in five simple steps. (more…)

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Top Ten Apps for Social Media Managers

By Diana Berryman, 30 October 2014

                  Social media managers are required to have skills that any circus juggler would be proud of. There are so many aspects of the job, you need to be super-organized to manage social media marketing for SMBs let alone global enterprises. Hats off to all you social media managers out there, anyone who thinks it’s an easy job should have a go themselves. (more…)


Four Apps the Music Industry Needs in its Life

By Diana Berryman, 23 October 2014

Rock ’n’ roll isn’t all rock ’n’ roll, there has to be a little work involved too, time-saving apps could make all the difference. The music industry is a fast-paced, unforgiving business and being on top of your game will help you to get ahead of your competition. If you look around you and see chaos and disorganization, maybe you need to look at some new technology, that you may not have considered before, to streamline your business and your life. (more…)



Xero is gaining popularity in the cloud-based small business accounting software space, as you may have heard by now. The app is in use at more than 334,000 businesses at present.  If you're one of its many fans, you may have heard about the new Xero Add-On Marketplace. Recently launched, the Xero Add-On Marketplace brings you more than 350 small business integrations that help you customize your accounting system, all within Xero's interface. (more…)


Top Five Alternatives for Social Media Marketing

By Diana Berryman, 20 October 2014

Many of us use social media marketing apps and software. Of course the best known platform is Hootsuite, but what if it doesn't cover all your bases, what are the alternatives to Hootsuite and how do they compare with the mighty ones? What if you need other functions from your social media marketing package? You may need a full-package marketing automation service, a one-stop-shop to organize your daily marketing campaigns that still offers you the social media functionalities of Hootsuite. Let's look at alternatives for email marketers and eCommerce businesses. (more…)


Twitter is testing its buy now button in the U.S., what does this mean for eCommerce as we know it? Retailers can embed a Twitter buy now button on individual tweets so consumers can purchase directly from Twitter. Clicking the button takes you to a different screen to learn more about the product and give you more options.  You will also be able to use this function on the Android and iOs apps too, good news for shoppers! (more…)


The Top Ten Essential Apps for Start-ups

By Todd Spear, 7 October 2014

The story of your start-up begins with a great idea. Thankfully, nurturing and developing the idea is often the hardest part. After you've survived the agony and the ecstasy of first envisioning, then selling your start-up idea to yourself and others, the actual work can begin. And it's then that a carefully selected arsenal of apps becomes your best friend. (more…)


A report from Explore B2B stated that a handful of recent start-ups, including MemSQL, Uber, Mixpanel, and Tradesy, have left the cloud behind in favor of hardware IT systems. While those companies initially started out using cloud-based servers (mainly from Amazon), they've all made the switch to dedicated servers. So what gives? (more…)