For years, Salesforce has been an extremely popular and highly sought-after solution for companies that want to improve their sales functions and increase their appeal to customers. Best of all, Salesforce has worked well for companies of all sizes and its cloud-based platform is easy to access across the enterprise. But Salesforce’s success has also spawned the continued development of a variety of other solutions that similarly promise to improve the sales experience inside an organization. Better yet, some of the solutions are simpler to use than Salesforce, and even sole proprietors or those working in small teams can take advantage of the solutions without being forced to pay hefty prices. It’s against that backdrop that we’ve compiled a list of the best Salesforce alternatives and competitors for companies of all sizes seeking a bit of change in their sales process. The following solutions have a hefty slate of features, offer rapid cloud-based deployment to … [Read more...] about Here are the 5 best Salesforce alternatives and competitors
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'Primark fire the biggest crisis to hit Belfast since the Troubles... and it also could be catastrophic for whole economy' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Over 1,000 jobs which could be lost, two dozen businesses at risk of collapse within the next few weeks, a potentially catastrophic situation for Belfast city centre and the wider Northern Ireland economy - and no ministers in place to take the crucial decisions needed. As businesses continue to reel from the impact of the devastating Primark fire, Glyn Roberts, chief executive of Retail NI, paints a bleak picture of the crisis. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/primark-fire-the-biggest-crisis-to-hit-belfast-since-the-troubles-and-it-also-could-be-catastrophic-for-whole-economy-37369892.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37369888.ece/50197/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-01_new_44530786_I3.JPG Email Over 1,000 jobs which could be lost, two dozen businesses at risk of collapse within the next few … [Read more...] about ‘Primark fire the biggest crisis to hit Belfast since the Troubles… and it also could be catastrophic for whole economy’
How to choose the best cloud provider: Tech leaders provide insight When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual cloud providers. But for small businesses and larger enterprises, there's a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond those best-known cloud storage services and cloud computing services: Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon, and Microsoft. In this guide to services for business, we're looking at 24 incredibly valuable services that solve real-world business problems. A few you may have heard about before. Many may be new to you. All are capable of providing nearly instant benefit -- without you having to make any infrastructure investment whatsoever. With that, let's get started with our first cloud-based service... Cloud-based approval workflowsFree version: Up to three workflows Plus program: $13 per month How many times has a project come to a screaming … [Read more...] about Storage, servers and more: We found 24 cloud services for your business
Stan Choe, Ap Business Writer Updated 10:59 am, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Photo: Elise Amendola, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this June 15, 2018 photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. The percentage of small businesses raising their prices in May jumped to the highest level since 2008, at a net 19 percent, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business. And more seem set to follow suit. A little more than a quarter of small businesses said they plan to raise their prices over the next three months, the highest level since 2008. less In this June 15, 2018 photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. The percentage of small businesses raising their prices in May jumped to the highest level since 2008, at a net 19 percent, ... more Photo: Elise Amendola, AP … [Read more...] about As a business, your costs are up. What about your prices?
Best SMB web hosting in 20181. DreamHost2. HostGator3. GoDaddy Business Hosting4. Liquid Web5. OVHRead on for our detailed analysis of each hostEvery business needs a website, but finding the right hosting package isn't always easy. Many plans are targeted primarily at home users, and don't have the power that businesses need.Take email, for instance. We've seen hosting plans offer as few as five email addresses for a website, and with inboxes limited to a few hundred megabytes, that’s potentially a major issue for any business. Be sure to check out the email specs of any hosting plan before you sign up.An SSL certificate is a must-have these days for any professional or business website, but these aren't included with every plan. Fortunately, they don't have to be expensive. Many hosts now offer free SSL certificates from the Internet Security Research Group's Let's Encrypt project, and although web stores might need something more, these are perfectly adequate for standard … [Read more...] about Best small business web hosting for 2018