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Web.com Small Business Toolkit: TalkToTheManager (Business Review Solution)

January 30th, 2013 ::


Why wait to see the Yelp review to know what customers think of your business when you can find out instantly with TalkToTheManager? You post a phone number and customers can text you anonymous reviews of your service, products, food or whatever your business does well or not so well. The text is then forwarded to your cell phone and you may choose to respond or not. Your cell number is kept private at all times. TalkToTheManager costs $29 per month and you can cancel at any time. You can also receive preprinted signs with your assigned number for displaying in your store or restaurant.


Small Biz Resource Tip: Appsbar

May 19th, 2011 ::


If you think your business needs a hot new app to help its marketing efforts, pay a visit to Appsbar, which proclaims anyone can edit and publish professional apps for smartphones—for free. Currently in beta, the site lets you create simple apps in as little as 20 minutes. Once your app is created, Appsbar takes 10 to 14 days to publish the app to make sure it’s fully functional. Some of the features include being able to include a map on your location page, being able to offer an event signup page for customers, creating forms and more. You can also customize your app with different background colors, fonts and your own uploaded images.

Small Biz Resource Tip: App Inventor

December 31st, 2010 ::

App Inventor

Want an app that helps you run your business better, connect with customers better, and increase sales, but can’t find the perfect one for your business? Create your own! Google has an App Inventor in beta that allows you to design how the app will look and behave. Instead of having to write code, the App Inventor makes it easy for anyone to create their own app by using already existing blocks to choose from. Your app can inform, educate, ask questions and even have the app talk out loud from your mobile device. Add a GPS-location sensor and customers or employees will know where you are at all times—if you want them to.