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Lists of Best Business Applications and Web-based Business Software


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…)


15 Questions to Avoid Social Media Horror Stories

By Christophe Primault, 4 September 2014

Many horror stories have arisen about people posting inappropriate content to social media, leading to negative backlashes to their businesses. As a business, not only is it important to understand who is participating in social media on behalf of your company but also to know how it is being used. In this post, we discuss the need, no matter what's the size of your business, for a corporate social media policy and the procedures to put in place in order to control the flow of information being released in social media. And then we talk about social media marketing software that can help you manage it all. (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…)



Your Live Chat isn’t Perfect, but it Could Be

By Niamh Lynch, 29 August 2014

You've decided that live chat software will be a great addition to your customer service offering. Well done, you've made the right choice. Doing something, though, isn't the same as doing something well. Here are our best ideas for taking your live chat from average to outstanding. (more…)


In the online environment most people spend a large amount of their time emailing. In essence, it should make our lives easier but with all the emails, websites, business, shopping etc. some individuals may feel that email has complicated life to the extent that we lose track of what we're doing. Some people use task manager tools, such as AtTask or ProWorkflow or Zoho Projects, but an additional way to utilize time effectively and to make your life more organized and manageable is to have more than one email address. For those of you still using one email address for all aspects of your online communication, here are 9 reasons why you need to have multiple email addresses, and so you can focus on email management instead of email insanity. (more…)


Forget Orange-Content Marketing is the New Black

By Diana Berryman, 28 August 2014

It’s all about the content folks, it’s everywhere in marketing and this trend doesn’t look set to end anytime soon. If you are starting to glaze over at the phrase content marketing, just stop and think about it for a while… (more…)


As a consumer, you are surely familiar with file sharing applications like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive by now. And, like many business people, you may have tried those tools for your business, only to find that for sharing sensitive internal documents, none of them is ideal. So what we're talking about here might be something new to you: enterprise-level file sharing software. (more…)


Top Ten Business Bloggers on Twitter

By Diana Berryman, 25 August 2014

Every business needs a content marketing strategy. It is a great time for bloggers, in particular B2B business bloggers as they are in great demand right now! What if you can’t afford to employ a professional to create your amazing content? You need to check out what is happening in the blogging world. Most professional business bloggers share their content on Twitter, amongst other networks. Emulate what the successful people are doing, they know their stuff. Here are ten fabulous business bloggers and where you can find them on Twitter… (more…)