Tips & Lists

Lists of Best Business Applications and Web-based Business Software


See you Skype: 8 alternatives that are worth the hype

By Karen McCandless, 17 June 2015

  Skype might be good enough for your Grandma, but can it really be trusted for your business communications? (more…)


Seven best customer service apps to create lasting customer relationships

By James Thornton, 14 May 2015

A business without customers is like a car without an engine: it's going nowhere. Serving your customers well is the crux of any business, and your ability to deliver on what you promise your customers is what differentiates you from your competitors. (more…)


4 finance headaches caused by bad shopping cart software

By Todd Spear, 11 February 2015

For eCommerce businesses, finance starts with your choice of shopping cart software, and if you want your visitors to turn into customers, it’s important to choose the right cart solution. (more…)


Five reasons to ditch the spreadsheet in favor of an accounting app

By Todd Spear, 29 January 2015

If the term “accounting software” doesn’t immediately excite you, it’s perfectly understandable. Luckily, cloud-based accounting apps are breathing new life into doing business in the digital space. (more…)


9 reasons you should have more than one email address

By Suzie Blaszkiewicz, 28 January 2015

You may want to centralize all your emails into a single account, but when it comes to work, it’s easy to get overloaded with more emails than you can easily manage. (more…)



Lead management for anyone starting a business

By Todd Spear, 15 January 2015

When starting a small business, you might not think it's important to manage the few leads you have, at first. This is a common misconception. The thinking is: "I'll deal with it later." But you're hurting your fledgling business when you look at it that way. (more…)


Shopping Cart Abandonment Email, Adding Value + Not Being Too Creepy

By Todd Spear, 12 January 2015

Cart Abandonment Email Done Right Shopping cart abandonment plagues eCommerce, as shown by one report that stated as much as 73.9% of carts end up abandoned. You may have heard that recovery emails are the best way to recoup some of those abandoned carts, and they are. (more…)


Three Apps to Automate Billing and Invoicing this Holiday Season

By Todd Spear, 17 December 2014

This holiday season your small business will replace the traditional jingle bell sound with the ring of your cash register. At least, that's what we're all hoping for, right? To make sure that every transaction gets accounted for, you need the right invoicing and accounting tools. And spreadsheet users this may mean its time to replace the tedious and manual with up-to-date cloud-based apps. (more…)


Nine Application Performance Management Apps for the Changing World of IT

By Todd Spear, 18 November 2014

The world of application performance management software is experiencing a shake-up of sorts, spurring great changes not only in the industry itself (see also: the breaking up of Compuware into two entities), but also in how IT professionals look at the Web. The average webpage is simply more complex than it was a few years ago, when all the code that comprised a typical webpage all resided in one place. (more…)


Six Best Small Business Integrations in the Xero Add-On Marketplace

By Todd Spear, 21 October 2014

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…)