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Have you ever seen the classic 1960 film The Apartment? In the film, Jack Lemmon's character works in what you might call a shining example of the kind of workplace that is becoming increasingly rare: a cavernous accounting department which takes up a whole floor in a skyscraper. (more…)


In honor of our Free Twitter Chat on Add-ons & Integrations in Small Business Accounting Today at 1200 EST #GetApp, we are counting down the top accounting influencers on Twitter. Follow them to get all the numerical dirt! If you think accounting is boring by nature, think again. Money is, after all, what makes the world go 'round. The movers, shakers, and expert commentators that live and breathe money can be valuable founts of insights for you. At the macro level, a mere frown from the likes of Janet Yellen or Ben Bernanke can send ripples through global markets. Those occasions are (some would say, thankfully) rare. There's nothing mundane about money, day-to-day, though. The top accounting influencers on Twitter can help you keep a finger on the financial state of the world. More importantly, following the most influential personalities in the accounting space can keep you apprised as to where your small business fits into the broader economy, allowing you to react as necessary. Here are our top ten accounting influencers on Twitter. (more…)


Social Media Marketing for the hotel industry has been a huge trend in 2014. Increasingly, travelers and business people are using social media to make their travel plans. To be in with a chance of keeping up with your competitors you need a strong social media presence to be found by your potential customers. Search engines favor social media sites within search results more than ever. SEO studies show that people who are searching for hotels are also using social media to check out activities, attractions and restaurants in the same area. Why not take advantage of this and make your social media marketing campaign all about your local area? (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…)


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…)


Apple has rolled out its newest iPhone lineup and its long-awaited, much rumored Watch (which does not, thankfully, bear the now tired "i" prefix as had been suspected), alongside the intriguing Apple Pay mobile payment technology. As media pundits and Apple fanatics alike are taking to the Web to extoll or lament the features of Apple's new products and services, we here at GetApp are seeing the writing on the wall: Apple, today, gave the future of apps an upgrade, plain and simple. (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…)


The devil, they say, is in the details. Nowhere is this found truer than at Men In Cities, a mens accessories retailer founded by rising fashion star, Yuvi Alpert. Alpert’s designs are showcased in up-scale stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Mr. Porter, while industry magazines including GQ and Esquire have praised the designer. (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…)