Content plays a major role in the journey of building your online presence and brand. Without it, you're going to struggle in today’s ruthless business world. In fact, digital marketing is arguably one of the most important areas of commerce, although it’s often neglected.To maximise your operation's potential, you need a reliable content management system (CMS). You’ll find plenty of them out there, and they all allow you to create and manage your own content, website and blogs. But some are more effective than others - and that's where we can help.With the written word and media, you have a potential way to become a key influencer in your industry, and to connect with your customers on top of offering them quality products. So in this article, we’ll highlight the best systems, which cater for different needs and budgets.These are the best web hosting services of 20181. WordPressThe CMS everyone has heard ofLoads of toolsGreat selection of themesAffordably … [Read more...] about Best CMS of 2018
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For years, we have been talking about the value of CRM for small business. Yet, we the pundits of whatever, always have been publicly puzzled by what we thought was the slowness of small businesses to adopt CRM. How dare they buck the trend that we were declaring! Admittedly, what we were talking about was more technology than strategy in their case, where when it came to the enterprise, it was more strategy than technology. That we were talking about, not what they were doing. In any case, now CRM is being adopted by small business faster than Cool Papa Bell going to bed at night. (For those of you who have no idea what the hell I'm talking about, this is a reference to Cool Papa Bell, a great Negro Leagues baseball star who was so fast that, according to another Negro Leagues baseball star, Josh Gibson or Satchel Paige, depending on where you read it, "he could get out of bed, turn out the lights across the room, and be back under the covers before the lights … [Read more...] about CRM reaches the heart of small business — metaphorically, of course
Dion Hinchcliffe Yes or No Eileen Brown Best Argument: Yes 74% 26% Audience Favored: Yes (74%) List of Events: Opening Statements Rebuttal Closing Statements The moderator has delivered a final verdict. Opening Statements Microsoft using ecosystem and SharePoint installed base to make Yammer a leader Dion Hinchcliffe: While some scratched their heads when Microsoft acquired a competing enterprise social tool, the latest product roadmap shows how SharePoint and Yammer will not only co-habitate but leverage key strengths from each other. Key to this strategy is that Yammer was "born social" and it's generally a cleaner, more user-friendly product for social-style workforce collaboration. Growth data from Yammer itself is strong, adding millions of new customers in the last year. Also key is the addition of compelling new integration features such as enhanced groups that allow enterprises to create a group once that can then be used across … [Read more...] about Is Microsoft’s social enterprise bet paying off?
Analytics Beyond Spreadsheets Up until recently, Microsoft Excel and other kinds of spreadsheets were where analytics-hungry business executives went when they really wanted to dig into the numbers. But while those are still great tools for some tasks, if you're looking to shape a data set to find the why or the how behind them, you should know that the field of business intelligence (BI) analytics hasn't just become more sophisticated (though it has), it's become more accessible. Where once you needed the help of a dedicated data professional to learn what these tools had to tell you, today's BI is working towards data democratization, a state where everyone has access to corporate data dumps via tools that are easy enough for anyone to use. While there's still a ways to go before we reach that digital utopia, we're much closer than you'd expect, certainly close enough for the majority of business users to put aside their spreadsheets for a while and see what this new world has to … [Read more...] about The Best Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) Tools of 2018
One of the crucial business operations small to midsize businesses (SMBs) need to keep a close eye on are expenses. Together with salaries, they are one of the largest line items in the businss plan. Xpenditure Small Business, priced at $7 per user per month with no setup fee, is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) expense tracking product that will let you do just that on an international playing field. Xpenditure Small Business is one of our Editors' Choices for expense tracking software, and a product employees, admins, and approvers will find provides all the functionality needed to take care of business. The Xpenditure plan I tested was the Small Business plan for roughly $7 per seat per month when paid annually, which was the least expensive of all the products reviewed. Their prices are converted from Euro. It's the best choice for companies with five to 99 users. Xpenditure does have a $5 plan that works for companies with fewer than five users. Their larger company plan … [Read more...] about Xpenditure Small Business