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Opinions about cloud applications and web-based business software for small businesses


WorkTrail Review – Time Tracking Without Interruptions

By Stephanie Miles, 16 September 2014

WorkTrail Review – An excellent solution for individuals and small teams, providing all the necessary tools that a time tracking application should offer (more…)


There's no doubt, eCommerce has all but replaced regular wait in line, mall-rat old-school commerce. The global end-customer eCommerce industry is expected to reach one and a half TRILLION dollars this year alone. Whether your store was built online or you're bringing your brick and mortar to the cloud, you need to focus on how that is going to affect your inventory management. Today we pair up with TradeGecko to talk about the techniques you need to optimize and automate your eCommerce Inventory Holding. (more…)


Top Ten Marketing Automation Gurus on Twitter

By Diana Berryman, 12 September 2014

Automating your online marketing is essential for most businesses today. It allows you to get your content out there, to multiple networks, in a fraction of the time. Marketing automation apps are also great for nurturing your leads, engaging with your customers and measuring and monitoring the results of your efforts.  (more…)


In this third installment of our App Guinea Pig series, I’m looking at apps to help me add eCommerce to my new small business website. The eCommerce apps that you choose for your site is a BIG deal - and I truly don’t know what to expect. (more…)


Four Reasons Apple Pay Might Not Live Up to the Hype

By Todd Spear, 10 September 2014

Amid all the fanfare surrounding the September 9, 2014 announcement of the latest generation of the iPhone (6) and Apple's newest product, the Apple Watch, the real story for many (including us!), Apple Pay, was sandwiched in the middle of the more glamorous revelations. But Apple Pay may be the most audacious new revenue stream to come from Apple Inc. since the death of founder and visionary CEO, Steve Jobs. Apple Pay comes on the heels of an iPhone-related security breach that attracted plenty of negative press for the company. (more…)



The State of Social CRM: The Four Best Apps of 2014

By Todd Spear, 9 September 2014

Customer relationship management (CRM) is in a constant state of flux. As of late, CRM has taken on a decidedly social slant as the line between social media marketing and social CRM continues to blur. The last that are on our radar are three social CRMs that do social media exceptionally well. (more…)


QuickBooks Online Vs the Internet Rumor Mill!

By Todd Spear, 4 September 2014

Intuit QuickBooks is the go-to accounting tool for many businesses around the globe. In use in more than 124 countries , QuickBooks Online was putting accounting activities on the Web, way back when no one was calling it "the cloud." And it's still paving the way, even today.     Nevertheless, there are many myths about QuickBooks Online - one of the most pervasive being that it's just a repackaging of old, desktop versions of Intuit software. Is there any truth to the claims other apps makers and users are making? Let's try to find the truth, the facts among all the fiction when it comes to the Web's rumor mill vs. QuickBooks Online (more…)


You know nothing, Jon Snow. Spending most of my time online, I find it increasingly frustrating that it is so difficult to find products and services on the Internet. Those businesses that actually have websites (trust me many don’t), are difficult to find, impossible to navigate and WHERE are your social sharing buttons??? There is such a desperate need for online marketing tools! (more…)


With the Jennifer Lawrence Apple iCloud Security Breach, everybody's giving his iPad the evil eye today. Really, is cloud computing safe? Is cloud storage secure? Are there alternatives to iCloud? Or are our whims and poor decisions destined to be the next Google trend? Today we attempt to answer your iCloud security questions and talk about how you can learn from Jennifer Lawrence's nude awakening to make sure both your personal and professional cloud computing is kept secure. (more…)


The LightCMS Partner Platform is a user-friendly content management platform that provides web designers with a suite of tools to easily design and manage websites for multiple clients. (more…)