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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…)


As a freelancer, you have a to-do list that is a mile long. There's the work itself, whether its graphic design, writing, editing, or anything else. There's going over briefs and interacting with clients. There's keeping your workspace organized, which is no small task. There's the never ending struggle to make some free time for yourself and your loved ones. And, on top of it all, there's the part where you keep track of your time and expenses, send invoices, and collect payments. (more…)


So the whole world is talking about iPhone 6, did you get one, what do you think? Our technology is becoming ever-more impressive year-on-year, we can do just about anything on our mobile devices. Business owners need to be in touch with what’s going on 24/7 when they are on the road, or even just around the block. That’s where apps can help you to market your business on the run. Lets talk about the best marketing apps for iPad and iPhone and how each of them suits your different mobile marketing needs. (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…)


"All the history (and, in many ways, the future) of a company is hidden in its data," Nicolas Raspal, Chief Technology Officer for BIME Analytics, recently told GetApp. (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…)


Software as a Service, or SaaS, is just as its name sounds -- a service that automates and offers a solution to your business needs -- usually saving time, saving money, providing a better customer or user experience, or a mix of it all. Over the last five years, SaaS has grown from a reason for skepticism -- of security, of value -- to the de facto choice to make small businesses and enterprises alike securely efficient on the go.  (more…)


The phrase small business accounting has long been known to strike fear into the hearts of many entrepreneurs. If the thought of keeping track of invoices, receipts, and other financial documents makes you cringe or, worse yet, rue the day you put on your entrepreneurial hat and started your small business, fear not! With the help of two cloud-based apps - FreshBooks and ShareFile - you can take the sting out of small business accounting. (more…)


It's crystal clear that customer service is important. No matter what industry your small business is in, you need to make sure that your clients receive the service they pay for. Apart from the traditional meaning of customer service, which is according to Wikipedia "the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase", small businesses also need to be aware of the importance of the social consumer. The concept behind this term is that consumers first check their social networks to learn about products they might want to acquire. Your customer support starts here! No doubt, social media has made customer service more complex and challenging. It's good then that there are customer services management tools and experts who put their effort on the doctrine and the investigation of excellent customer service. GetApp has researched the trending topics about customer service for small businesses  taking place on the social web and identified the top customer service social media influencers. (more…)