Top 5 Business Apps for Smartphones

On August 21st, 2012, wrote:

Running a small business requires a ton of energy and effort to be successful. Business professionals have to multi-task, and sometime it becomes very tough to manage all the aspects of the business. Technology is here to make your life easier. Nowadays, most of the business executives own a smartphone- so we created a list of the top 5 apps for smart phone users. Documents to Go: Sometimes you do not have your laptop or computer, and you want to get access to files in different formats such as PDF, Microsoft office and others. In such cases, you can install the app Document to go on your smartphone or iPhone. With the help of this app, you can easily view, share or edit your files in different formats in your mobile phone. It is quite helpful, when you are on a business trip. Quickoffice Pro: Microsoft office is the most common operating software used in the office. This app makes – Read the full article

Top 10 Mobile Apps for Online Marketing

On July 27th, 2012, wrote:

The most prolific marketing campaigns today happen on the Internet. After all, why pass up an opportunity to reach out to thousands of people inexpensively and quickly? If you don’t yet have the resources to hire Internet marketing professionals or SEO rockstars, don’t worry: just use your smartphone as your essential marketing tool. Check out these mobile apps that will help you in enhance your presence on the Web and drive your business: Raven Tools It’s a free (but there is a subscription charge) and all-inclusive toolkit, with an on-the-go dashboard for all of the website campaigns you’re managing. Raven Tools also covers SEO indicators often ignored by other similar apps: social mentions, connection between marketing expenditure and incomes. Yelp (for Mobile) Users can interact with business owners in this app, so you should use this to listen to what your customers are saying. Keep checking in to spots where you go often and write good reviews. The ripple effect – Read the full article

10 Useful iPhone Apps for Logo Designers

On June 25th, 2012, wrote:

Be at work even while you are away from your laptop with the iPhone apps designed exclusively for the logo designers. These apps will help the designers brainstorm, research, organize, and learn about various aspects related to their profession. As a bonus, these apps also inspire and motivate creativity. Here are 10 of the iPhone apps that would be useful for a logo or Web designer.   Adobe Ideas To be very precise, this is a digital sketchbook that allows the designers a chance to keep his or her creativity and ideas blooming, irrespective of the place and time. An ideal cohort for professional Adobe design applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the Adobe Ideas app invokes a new level of creativity in the designers. myPANTONE This app allows the logo designers to access scores of PANTONE color libraries and create color palettes. Plus: you can share your creations with your clients and colleagues. It also comes with – Read the full article

5 Must-Have Apps for Internet Marketers

On May 25th, 2012, wrote:

With so many apps around that claim to help businesses market themselves more effectively via Internet channels, it can be hard to know where exactly to put our trust. Whether you are a professional Internet marketer, an SEO professional, or are just interested in finding out how to make the most of the marketing opportunities the Internet provides, these top 5 apps are some of the best in the business for saving time and working more efficiently.   1. Hootsuite This handy little app is just what you need to manage all your social media accounts from one place. For the casual user, there is the ability to update your feeds all in one place instead of having to log in to multiple sites. For the professional marketer, this is one of the most powerful social media marketing tools in the business. Messages and tweets can be pre written and scheduled for slow release, to keep your feeds alive even – Read the full article

Top 5 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Enhance Your Social Media Know-How

On April 13th, 2012, wrote:

One of the best ways to learn about social media and how it can aid you and your business as it grows is to jump head first into it and start learning all of the ins and outs firsthand. But a little help never hurts either, and sometimes the quickest way to learning any and all new social media information is relying on others to point you the right way. That’s what makes these five different Twitter accounts ones “must follows”: so you can stay up to speed with all the latest and greatest social media has to offer: 1. @SocialMedia2day – This Twitter account is known for perusing the Web and finding all of the information you need on social media happenings and social media marketing. If you’re hunting for specific information around the Web then just turn to this account to point you toward in the right direction. (Bio: #Publishing and #distribution of great posts by the world’s best thinkers on #SocialMedia best practices, tools – Read the full article

Must-Read For Web Developers: PHP Tips To Improve Your Programming

On February 21st, 2012, wrote:

PHP programming is the most widely used programming language for Web applications. Many of the most popular websites today are built on PHP, while others contain scripts and projects built on this acclaimed programming language. Since its inception in 1995, PHP programming has become the favorite of all web developers. Every second web application has been made on the PHP platform, making it mandatory for a web developer to have some tricks up his or her sleeve: the more in-depth the knowledge, the more satisfying the result. You, too, can improve your proficiency and make your codes more responsive by having some aces up your sleeve. Here are some tips and tricks that PHP users can incorporate into their projects: Use a Cheat Sheet of SQL Injection Using an SQL injection can make your web applications more secure and foolproof. Every web developer should be aware that good security practices are important in today’s web world. SQL injection will not – Read the full article

Are Companies too Scared to Adopt Cloud Solutions?

On January 24th, 2012, wrote:

Cloud computing solutions are the latest popular development in technological advancements. However, a number of businesses still fear that adopting these solutions would not be in their best interests. So what are the major concerns held by businesses and are they well founded? Concerns on Security, Implementation, Reliability? Research has suggested that the main concerns surrounding cloud technology include security worries alongside adoption or implementation difficulties and reliability. The truth is that while SaaS (Software as a Service) can be exposed to a number of vulnerabilities and dangers, such as those listed, the services are all protected with high security measures in order to ensure that ultimate safety and security of data is maintained. This means that a number of businesses could be needlessly rejecting cloud computing solutions based on unfounded or misguided concerns. (Editor’s note: Be sure to check out our post on the best cloud computing services and apps for small businesses!) Security of Data and Information Perhaps – Read the full article

Social Media is About Investing in People

On December 26th, 2011, wrote:

Social media advocates are often quoted as claiming that social media is the greatest form of advertising because it is free. At Silicon Beach Training we use social media in a big way; we use it to increase exposure for our training courses. We use it to build relationships with key influencers and our customers. We also use it extensively to promote and share our flow of content generated to inform and inspire our existing customers and potential clients. One of the most important paybacks for all of this activity is it seriously improves our ranking. I believe that Google is going to up the stakes on this one, too; social shares are going to become even stronger signals that affect page position. In order to sustain these benefits, however, we need to employ people. We employ full-time people and we need to tap many external sources for content generation, paid for in currency and in back-links. Time and people – Read the full article