Author: Ashwin

5 Free Mobile Apps For Business You Should Use

In the year 2011, there were 835 million users never letting go of their smartphones according to Morgan Stanley Research sourced on Business Insider. A Nielsen report reveals that a whopping 64% of the time, smartphone users twiddle with apps. Business owners have more than a just a reason for using some apps, though; they have a business to run. Here are at least 5 Free Mobile Apps for business that every entrepreneur should give a serious thought to: Flipboard & Pulse [Cluster] No entrepreneur can survive without knowledge. For a fast moving entrepreneur living in the fast lane...

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Base CRM: Big, Impressive CRM for The Little Guy

A business is a lifeless entity without customers. To get customers, there are certain things that we all agree we need: A marginally workable idea (notice that I never said “great idea”) – all this is thanks to the invisible mentorship that people like Nathan Lustig, Paul Graham give me. A great team A functional, effective way to get customers and keep them for life. It’s the last point that ushered in a wave of tools such as Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, and many more. Trouble is: little guys like me are scared to go anywhere near the big CRM boys...

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Dlvr It: Automate Your Blog Feeds & Promote Stories

If you were publishing more than a dozen blog posts in a single day, and if social media was anywhere as important to you as it should be today, you know what a pain it can be to keep track of your own posts as they publish and then share them on social media. Incorporate Rand Fish’s advice  on how to boost your blog traffic and you’ll see that again, you know that social has a long way to go and it’s not just sharing freshly minted posts. Plus, there’s the talk about community building and you’d need as...

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WalkMe: When It’s Time To Hold Visitors’ Hands, What Do You Do?

Disclaimer: This was the first post we ever wrote for GroovyWebTools, and that’s been a long time ago. Ever since, WalkMe started off as a little Firefox Extension into a multi-pronged Swiss Army Knife on user engagement & user experience. As such, this post is now completely rewritten and published to reflect that. Did you ever find that you needed to explain a process, in steps? Were you ever mesmerized by the beautiful way some financial trading portals showcase their demo, which goes something like: Click this> do this>get coffee > do that> get off the computer> come back>...

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15 Fascinating Twitter Tools You Should Grab Today

Twitter is a Fascinating Joyride. From news to updates; from networking to connecting with brands; from sharing to letting the world know how awesome you are, Twitter is awesome (if not addictive). As a business, however, just a joyride won’t do. You’d need ROI. You’d need to make your Twitter presence count. As such, here are a few tools that can help you out. Keyhole Keyhole is suave, sexy, and incredibly reesoureful if Twitter means anything for your business. Enter a hashtag, a keyword, or a URL and you have all sorts of data that pops up to tell...

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