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Saturday, July 14, 2012

3 Online Resources to Spur the Growth of Your Business

In business or in life in general, proper utilization of tools that are available is what differentiates the resourceful from those who aren’t. Really, no matter how many tools you have, no matter how expensive these tools might be, if you don’t know how to make full use of them, they will never be enough. If you consider yourself resourceful and are on the hunt for free or low-cost tools to spur your business’ growth, consider the following resources:


Naming a business can be a tough business nowadays, given that hundreds, if not thousands, of similar products and services are already out in the market. Branding agencies are there for this reason – to come up with a unique and relevant name for your business, but they can also charge a lot, up to thousands of dollars.

PickyDomains.com, in business since 2007 and the first of its kind, is a crowdsourcing site comprised of 50,000+ registered creative individuals from different parts of the world, ensuring hundreds, if not thousands, of suggestions for every single order. To become a client, register with the site, fill out an order form and make the required fee of $50 if it’s a domain or name you need ($75 for a slogan) and list down your naming guidelines. Here is what makes this service absolutely risk-free: If none of the suggestions you receive catches your fancy, you get a refund.


In more ways than one, technology has made a lot of businesses efficient. CRMs and intranet systems are just two of these technological advancements benefitting a lot of companies nowadays. The downside to these tools, however, they cost a lot, leaving those without financial leverage simply looking on.

Bitrix24.com is a corporate intranet solution that’s 100% free for companies with a maximum total of 12 employees. Bitrix24 combines several different work tools in a single platform, such as free and fully functional CRM, free activity planner, free file and document sharing, free real-time streaming, free workforce management and a whole host of other free tools. The application is cloud-based, so there’s no need for installation and can be accessible virtually anywhere via a smartphone or a browser, allowing you the flexibility of a workstation that’s on the go and at your fingertips anytime you so please. An upgrade to unlimited users is available at just $99 per month.


Business and travel oftentimes go hand in hand. And with the emergence of low-cost airlines and online ticketing sites, airfare has become dramatically cheaper, too. But what most people aren’t aware of is the fact that the ever-stiffening competition among airlines has caused some to go out of business, prompting those that remain to confine their best deals into their own sites and/or partner third-party sites. Consumers would then have to go hopping from one site to another to find the deal they’re out to find.

JetRadar.com is a search engine that specifically sifts through 700+ airlines and hundreds of flight and ticketing sites for airfare tickets that are the lowest possible, and makes them easily accessible by the public in a single web portal. This then dramatically cuts down the time and effort a regular deal hunter needs to find the air ticket that fits his travel and budget needs.  Yahweh bless.

36 comments:

  1. PickyDomains.com reminds me of the traditional "pitching" in the advertising industry, wherein different agencies will pitch ideas to their possible client. The best pitch will be chosen by the client, therefore acquiring that account. Only with PickyDOmains.com, they're more of the "virtual" ad agency.

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  2. Cool tips. Social media is indeed an opportunity or a tool to grow your business. Learning how to use your Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Video to grow your business.

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  3. great tips Ralph! and for a traveler like me the last link would be very useful. thanks!;)

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  4. Useful sites . One for branding, one for intranet and another one for travels. A good combo for business.

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  5. It's always advantageous to be aware of possible choices in developing positive online presence.

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  6. thanks for sharing these resources. i still have to think of a business to start though... LOL! regards!

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  7. thinking of a name for a business can be brainstorming...a unique name with relevance and impact yet easy to remember. thanks for the info.

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  8. wow these sites are new to me. thanks for sharing but thousands of dollars?! oh no.

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  9. I should visit jetradar.com as it could be handy on my travels.

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  10. jetradar will be a big help for me since i always look for more affordable airline service.. thanks for the tips

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  11. These are good resources for online business, it's simply saying that your on the right track if you have this tools.

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  12. Social media is the way to go now when it comes to making business nowadays. Great tips out there.

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  13. thanks for the tips. these are really helpful :)

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  14. agree with the nnumber 1 on the list. Branding is very important in setting-up any online business

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  15. Nice information's. Business and travels truly come hand in hands..For me, Travel, pleasure, photography and business in the end. I am hope I can maximize what is needed to be a successful on this field..

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  16. Picking is the most critical part of creating a business...it's either you choose the best name or leave it with expert.

    But great idea! Very helpful.

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  17. These are really good tips. Thanks for the share...

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  18. I'm only familiar with the first one -- PickyDomains.com.
    I'll definitely check the other two. Thanks! ;-)

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  19. All these are new to my ears! Might be checking these out! Thanks for posting!

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  20. It's good that we can get good help on our business from professionals online without paying too much.

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  21. great tips.. im planning on starting out a business soon. I'll check pickydomains soon :)

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  22. Thank you for sharing and these tips and resources will really come in handy for everyone.

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  23. these are really very helpful tips. thanks.

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  24. Internet and social media is the new trend in business.this post is very helpful and informative.thanks for sharing this tips :)

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  25. i agree! naming a business can be tough! i remember having to think of several names for a business and everything ended up rejected :(

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  26. Being a blogger, hindi pa din ako aware sa mga thingamajig like these. Haha. Thanks for enlightening me with these things.

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  27. thanks for this resources.. i will check it out.. i am right now interested to see bitrix24

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  28. I used to contribute for Picky Domains and I'm quite proud once my contributions get picked. =) As for Bitrix24, I think I should really start using my account there, it's very helpful for small businesses.

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  29. For someone like me who has been blogging for a long time, these are so new to me XD. I'll try to take time checking-out all of those sites. ^_^

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  30. I've been hearing and reading more good reviews about PickyDomain.

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  31. These 3 are really helpful!

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  32. these are really great tips.
    i've registered in pickydomains but haven't "contributed" anything. hehe...

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  33. Helpful tips, I'll keep those in mind.

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  34. Haven't tried any of them..
    I kind of agree with branding, can be very hard, but not impossible to learn.

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  35. Thank you very much for sharing these sites. I shared them as well. They are great!

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