Technology is forever advancing, making process implementation in many aspects of life – whether that be in business, the home or some place else altogether – simpler, more convenient, and in a lot of cases, cheaper. And speaking of cheaper, here are three online tools that are intent on proving that cheap doesn’t necessarily mean inferior quality:
Corporate intranets and CRMs have revolutionized the way business is done nowadays. The use of these tools has made the workplace efficient, synchronized and workforce-friendly. The problem with these tools, however, they can be costly. And if you’re a business owner just starting out, affording these technological advancements may not be an option, especially if you have very limited operating budget.
Bitrix24.com is a social enterprise solution that comes with a free and fully functional CRM system, free file sharing, free work management, free calendar, free messaging system and a whole host of other features. Plus, installation isn’t necessary as the service is cloud-based and can be accessed via a smartphone or a web-based browser. For small companies with a maximum of 12 employees, Bitrix24.com is yours to implement absolutely free, with an option to upgrade to unlimited users for $99 a month.
Finding the best and suitable name for your business, product, service or website can be a creative exercise, if you have the knack for naming and if you have the time and energy for it. If you’re one to give up at first go despite knowing that a brand name may mean the death or life of your business venture, you’re most definitely to hire the services of a branding agency. Branding agencies are okay, if you have hundreds and hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to spend.
PickyDomains.com is an online naming service that has been doing business since 2007. PickyDomains.com taps into the power of crowdsourcing to come up with relevant, catchy and easy-to-remember names and domains, even slogans to go along with them. To date, the company has a total of more than 50,000 registered contributors. To avail of the service, register as a client, make the required $50 payment for a name or domain (a slogan costs $75) and specify your naming requirements. Now, here’s a deal that makes this service risk-free: If you don’t like any of the suggestions, you get your money back.
A business may require a lot of traveling, making cheap airfare tickets a huge blessing. But competition among low-cost carriers has become a lot stiffer that airlines have chosen to keep their best and cheapest deals confined to their own corporate websites and/or partner third-party sites they have contracts with, instead of making the same available through price-comparison sites. This, therefore, prompts the airfare deal hunter to go from one site to another and to the next to single out the deal that suits his needs, an exercise that’s time-consuming at best.
JetRadar.com is a free meta search engine that methodically searches through more than 700 individual airline sites, hundreds of flight and ticketing sites for the best and cheapest promotional airfare offers and makes the data publicly available in one place, significantly reducing the time it normally takes a customer to find the airfare deal that fits his travel and budget requirements.