Tools for Businesses Looking to Boost Productivity Cost-Effectively
For most business owners, running things productively is of utmost importance. However, the tools that are sometimes needed to attain this can be costly, putting small businesses and startups at a disadvantage. Luckily, there are online tools available that can help boost your business while keeping expenses at a minimum.
For startups, choosing a business name can be a daunting task. After all, this is a key area that can potentially determine how well you carve out your niche in the marketplace. So how do you make sure that you're able to choose a name which stands out, making for effective promotion and marketing?
The expertise of branding agencies can be employed in cases like these, albeit at a higher cost. A more cost-effective option is PickyDomains.com. Tapping into the power of crowdsourcing, PickyDomains.com has a team of more than 50,000 contributors, the service having been around since 2007. The contributors come up with name suggestions depending on clients' specific needs. To avail of this service, one has to register first as a client and pay the downpayment of $50 for a name or domain, $75 if it's for a slogan. A list of naming specifications will also be required. The service is risk-free as clients are entitled to a refund if none of the names or slogans fit.
Keeping things organized and running smoothly is a trademark of an efficient business. Big businesses can utilize tools such as CRM and corporate intranets to ensure smooth transitions in the workplace. Small businesses and startups may find that this will cost them a lot.
With Bitrix24.com, small and startup companies can now make use of these same tools, either for free or at a minimal cost. Bitrix24.com is a CRM system and a corporate intranet combined, offering the user a wide range of features including a free activity planner, free calender, free messaging and free real-time streaming, just to name a few. And all of these are free for companies with a maximum of 12 people. An upgrade to unlimited users may be availed for only $99 per month.
Depending on the type of business you run, a few trips here and there to establish contacts and close deals may be required. And if you're like many business owners, you'll agree that air travel is still the best and fastest way to go.
The competition between airlines is such that data is not readily available on price-comparison websites as more and more airlines choose to keep their best and cheapest deals to themselves through their own websites and partner sites. This then necessitates the consumer to hop from one website to another – something which can be frustratingly time-consuming. With JetRadar.com, you can have information from 728 airlines, hundreds of flight and ticketing sites at your fingertips in less than a minute. This can help you minimize search time and allow you to expend time on more productive pursuits.
*this is a guest post for corbylove.