10+ Indispensable Tools To Run Your Business Online

Business Online ToolsIf you are going to run a business online, it is probable that you have to circulate the workforce around the world. Running a successful online business needs variety of tools and applications to get your work finished on time.

These 11 following tools mentioned here are mostly recommended for every online business owner for better effectiveness and productivity…..Companies like Salesforce also help companies manage their online presence with their different tools.

1. Invoicera

Most of the business needs some tools of invoicing system to invoice their clients and are you looking for the best invoice software, my recommendation is Invoicera. It assists you to handle invoices of clients, track time of employees, projects, salary and even it will manage your accounts effectively.

2. Zoho Projects

It is consider to be more advanced than using Base camp, it offers a set of tools that your business needs like mail, docs, writer, accounts, calendar, tracker, CRM, invoice etc., in different attractive plans.

3. Yammer

It is a free private social network site to connect and engage with co-workers. Yammer is easy to use like Facebook and Twitter build from the ground up to drive business objectives.

Key features –

  • Enterprise Micro blogging
  • Create Groups
  • Upload and share files, likes, images etc.,
  • High security and privacy
  • Create external network with other companies

4. Skype

I think you don’t need any intro for this product as you well aware of usage of this tool. Skype make audio and video calls for free while you are in computer so helping and engaging with co-workers becomes easy and also it saves a lot of money in phone bills.

5. Google Tools

The search giant has a variety of tools helpful for business owners for free of cost. Applications like Google docs, spread sheet, forms, Gmail, Gtalk, Google buzz, Calendar, G+ hangouts etc., especially G+ hangouts is very useful to make multi-user video chat with your friends and co-workers, you can also live stream the hangouts directly to YouTube.

6. Pingdom

An excellent tool to monitor your business site uptime and performance. Get instant downtime alerts, response time reports, multiple check locations, uptime reports as email, SMS and Twitter alerts etc.,

7. Basecamp

Basecamp is the most popular project management applications and one of the top choice for entrepreneurs and small business organization. It has a vast features and GUI makes users to work easy.

8. Hipchat

Hipchat is an awesome private & secure group messaging service with SSL certification. It run on multiple platforms such as available for desktop, web apps and Smart phones (iPhone, Android).

Why I need this tool ?

Group chat room available

-Drag and drop file sharing facility

-Chat is transferred in 256 bit SSL encryption, so it is highly safe and secure.

-Instant notification via email or SMS

-Add @mentions like you have in Twitter and facebook.

-Video and voice chat

9. Social Network sites

It is a must for every business at present; you can’t get success only by using search engine. Choose the right social sites for your business; not all the social sites are same because each are different from each other. Best tool to my knowledge is, use facebook for engagement and twitter for monitoring your business.

10. Mozy Backup Tool

There are many sites that provide backup solutions but Mozy back up is the most trusted name in the business. Your backup will b e automated and stored in high secure server in different part of the world, so if you are looking for a backup solution, try Mozy.

 11. Mail Chimp  (Email Marketing)

One of the most trusted brand by millions of people all over the world. It help you to design beautiful newsletter templates that can be integrate with the service you use, track the results and share it in social media sites. The cost is very affordable, it allows you to send 12k mails/month with 2k subscribers for free, if your needs are high then choose the right plans for your business.

Hope the list compiled here is more than enough for running your business online, if you have anything better than this; share your list via comments.

10 Simple Ways To Become A Good Entrepreneur

EntrepreneursAre you serious about starting your own company? Are you ready to face the risks involved in it? If your answer is “Yes” for both the questions, then you are an entrepreneur in the making. An entrepreneur is someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it. They should be willing to take risks. Entrepreneurs are actually bold risk takers. You can minimize the risks by good planning and preparation.

I listed out 10 simple ways to become a good and also a successful entrepreneur. Make sure you follow these ways before starting a business or company.

1. Make relationship with other Entrepreneurs

Try connecting with as many entrepreneurs as possible. Hang out with them. Make friends, because you are who your friends are. It is better to live in a location filled with entrepreneurs.

2. Find a simple solution to a big problem

Always keep things simple and sensitive. Simplicity is essential. An entrepreneur always finds a simple solution to a big problem.

3. Attend seminars, events and conferences

Seminars and conferences can help you develop a network easily. You can connect with many personalities and successful entrepreneurs. Maybe you can find your Business mentor there.

4. Take your hobby as a business

Many successful entrepreneurs made their Businesses from their hobbies. Find a loop to convert your hobby into your business.

5. Recover from mistakes and failures

Learn from other’s mistakes and also from yours. Make sure you don’t repeat them often. Don’t consider your competitors as your enemies, you can learn a lot from them instead.

6. Connect with Entrepreneurs through social media

I found many entrepreneurs through Social Media like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Make use of these sites to increase your presence and develop your network. If you need to have connection with some, contact me, I’ll arrange a chat according to their desired time.

7. Have a personal blog to brand yourself and your business

Create a personal blog which tells your customers or clients about you and your business. It helps you to build your personal image and also helps your business.

8. Self promotion and marketing

Always be ready and comfortable with Self Promotion and Marketing. Learn the tactics and skills for marketing yourself. Make use of Technology to promote your business.

9. Always find a cheaper way to do something

Don’t spend your money unnecessarily, save it instead. Your business needs every single rupee. Learn to manage both your personal and business money at the same time.

10. Always believe in yourself and your idea

Every new idea is a joke, until one man achieves it.  Let it be a great idea or a moderate idea, always believe it will work. Accept criticism, no matter who gives it to you.