8 Online Business Services to Make Life Easier

8 Online Business Services to Make Life Easier

Posted in Business on Aug 2, 2019


Freshbooks is a cloud-based accounting solution that allows subscribers to send, receive, print and pay invoices. Your customers will be able to pay via PayPal or credit card and even be sent a reminder automatically if they ‘forget’ to pay. It’s the #1 cloud accounting solution designed for small business owners. It helps everyone from the most fragile of businesses (many of them one person, first-time owners) to the most vibrant companies, collecting billions of dollars.
Wherever you go, GoToMyPC goes. Connect to work from anywhere on your smart phone or tablet. When you connect to your Mac or PC, what you see is a real-time image of your computer’s screen. Instantly work with your files, programs and network – from anywhere – just as if you were at your desk.

SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets you organise your ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. You can collaborate and share those maps online!

Set up your e-commerce store with having any technical or design experience. This is pretty simple, all you do is choose a website design, customise your online store, add products, and you’re ready to accept payments.

Square lets you take payments on your mobile devices. You can swipe or key in all major credit cards. You can also record cash, debit, cheques, and other forms of tender for bookkeeping purposes. Customers sign and tip right on your device, and can choose an email, text message, or printed receipt.

Started in 2009 WeTransfer does exactly what it says – it will send your files to your client. This is particularly useful when you have huge files that get hung up in either your, or your client’s email server. The best thing is it’s free up to 2gb per transfer.

HootSuite manages all your social networks and schedules messages for future publishing. It also lets you hear what your audience is saying about you and your products. Not only that, HootSuite has its own social media analytics to give you an in-depth view of how well your social media efforts are being received, so you can run with what’s working or change directions.

If you want to video conference with a client there are tons of online services on offer, many also allow you to share your screen with someone else, or access their screen. GoToMeeting boasts 3 million users per month and is one of the best known among a plethora of other services. It is excellent for sales demos, external presentations, collaborative or ad hoc meetings.


Other services worth checking out include JoinMe; Skype (yes you can now screen share); MingleView (Windows only); Mikogo; Zoom. Things to consider when choosing to include what the free version offers you, and how much it is to upgrade to a business or professional account. Some free versions don’t allow you to record meetings; others limit the time and/or the number of participants. Check out what works for your specific needs.

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