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Zoho Enables Real Time Messaging with Cliq

Real-time communication and collaboration is essential for businesses who want and need to keep in touch with a fast-changing marketplace and customer demands. Zoho recently launched Cliq to provide a solution to its customers. Their press release reads, “Today Zoho unveiled Cliq, chat software that blends instant messaging with video, audio, and group conferencing to create a […]

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8 Tools to Efficiently Manage Temp and Remote Team Workers

What is your favorite tool for managing temporary (contract or project-based) team workers, and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Basecamp We have […]

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8 Online Invoicing and Time Tracking Tools for Small Business

One of the biggest challenges for many small business owners is managing finances, especially time tracking and invoicing. While there are many online solutions to choose from, finding one that meets all your businesses specific needs can be difficult. So we went on a quest to find the best in online invoicing and time tracking solutions […]

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Why Email Will Slow Your Business. Why Integrated Communication Tools Like Contatta Are A Must.

I just finished having a look at a new communication and collaboration suit – Contatta co-founded by the father of ACT! and his son. There’s several communication and collaboration tools in this space  – including Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365. These tools focus primarily on email and team collaboration. You them move to another set […]

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Three Online Invoicing Tools That Help You Track Time and Get Paid Faster

Getting payment from clients used to a difficult process which often involved significant amounts of manual labor and numerous calls and emails to the client, however today thanks to online invoicing, getting paid by clients is significantly easier than in the past. In fact, many invoicing tools allow clients to make payments virtually upon receipt […]

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3 Ways Technology Can Help You To Remain “Open” During A Major Disaster

Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on many businesses all along the East coast, not just due to a loss of basic utilities, but because many businesses lack even a basic contingency plan for a worst case scenario. While many small business owners think that they are too small for contingency planning, in today’s day […]

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Big Data (aka Business Intelligence) Part II: Size Up Your Business With A Few Clicks

Running a business is never easy. Between dealing with customers, competitors, partners, and vendors it becomes difficult to strategize effectively. Sure, being busy might make you feel productive, but there is a fine line between busy work and worthwhile work. Fortunately, the problem can be solved by harnessing the power of big data  so you […]