5 must-have tools for your startup

Having the right tools to help you run your business is incredibly important. However, the stress of getting a start-up off the ground means that your time is limited and the amount of things that you have to do pile up each day; if you don’t have the right tools to deal with certain things you could be wasting valuable time.

In this article, there are five essential tools that all start-ups should use to make the seemingly endless stressful periods run smoothly.

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4 Tips To Ensure Your Website Is User Friendly

If your website isn’t user friendly, you could be losing business in huge quantities. Whether you offer an online service or an offline one, many people will head to your site before deciding whether they want to buy from you or not. This means that everything has to be ready for them, and it’s not just about making sure that you have all of the information that they need available. It’s also a case of making sure that they can use your website with no problems. Here are four things to look out for.

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Best analytics tools for every startup and how to use them

Running a startup is challenging and it’s not about to become easier anytime soon. Getting your minimal viable product off the ground as soon as possible is a priority – and that basically means that you need to get lots done in less time than ever. One way to deal with that is by careful monitoring and analysis of every single aspect of your budding startup – from sales and marketing to SEO and product development. Here are 5 essential analytics tools you should be using right now to build a successful startup.

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Choosing The Right Printer For Your Business

When you run a small business, the chances are good that you need to have all kinds of printed materials that include business cards, posters, brochures and fliers. Not all of these items can be made on your office printer, nor will you want to try it. You are going to need the assistance of a professional printer. Unfortunately, not all printing companies are going to be created equally. You should know these tips to help you choose a professional printer that will fit in with the needs of your business.

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Six Tips When Integrating IT After a Merger or Acquisition

You must never underestimate the extra workload placed on IT teams for ensuring a harmonious marriage of two disparate IT estates whether you are part of the acquired or the acquirer. Having previously paid a role actively in working alongside several organizations facing such circumstances, the following are some tips for anybody tasked with making sure that the result is successful.

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Online Scheduling Solutions Going Mainstream

Calendars are explicit schemes used for timekeeping and without them we would essentially have chaos. Methods of timekeeping can be traced back to at least the Neolithic Era, which ended between 4,500 and 2,000 BC. The first recorded calendars date to the Bronze Age. Needless to say, the concept of a calendar is nothing new to us and plays a large role in our daily life. Why is it, then, that calendar applications on our computers and mobile devices seem to be little more than an afterthought?

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Optimizing Your Email Marketing Budget with a Hybrid Solution

There is a dire need to optimize the email marketing budget for smaller organizations with the tools and processes that currently exist at our disposal. When it comes to the small and medium online businesses (SMBs), with a restricted budget to spend on marketing activities, the marketing cost increases by leaps and bounds as soon as the email list subscribers crosses 5000.

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Want to run your business like it’s world-class? Start with a POS upgrade.

Ok, so you have a trendy, new boutique shop.  You’re beginning to get traction and exposure in your community, and your sales are growing.  All your hard work, all those sleepless nights, the maxed-out credit cards … it’s finally starting to become worth it.

But now you have a new problem.  Your current POS software is outdated.  It takes forever to add new products.  It only works on Windows (not your tablet or smartphone).  And the reporting is atrocious.  Well, I’ve got some good news for you.

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