5 Essential (& Affordable) Online Programs That Make Your Business Better

by Conference Call Admin on February 7, 2011

The Internet has made businesses more profitable, but it has also made doing business more difficult. Connecting with experts, companies, and people from all over the world poses a number of difficulties and problems you wouldn’t normally encounter, but it also has benefits you wouldn’t have otherwise.

You can get more customers, start new ventures, hire the best staff, and get advice from the best in the business. If you want to take the headaches out of this process, however, you’ll need to use the right software. If it’s online, everyone can use it without hassle, and you can streamline the process. Here are five online programs you won’t want to do business without including audio conferencing software, project management software, to-do lists, and more

Audio Conferencing Services

With quality audio conferencing services like Toll Free Conference, you can:

  • Meet prospects, partners, and complementary businesses
  • Catch up with staff and outsourced help
  • Speak with clients
  • Provide customer service
  • Host international conference calls
  • Hold webinars and more
  • Record podcasts, instructional videos, etc
  • Create ads
  • And much more

Audio conferencing is easy to use, there’s no special training required, and it’s extremely versatile. You can use it yourself or you can set up users so each person in your company can make use of the audio conferencing software.


A clean, simple, online project management program, Wizehive is an affordable way to keep track of everything going on in your company. You can upload files, create task lists, assign projects, track milestones, and leave messages for each other.

As an added bonus, you can brand the software with your own logo and colors, sign up your clients, host publicly accessible documents online, and decide who can view what.


Evernote is a free way to organize, store, and search bits and bytes of information you find anywhere online or on your hard drive. Write notes, copy and paste bits of text, store images, save emails, and even bits of actual code. Then, with its intuitive search, you can find it again, at any time. Best of all? You can get a desktop version or one for your smart phone and synchronize them all online.

The premium version will even let you create users for your account so that your entire company can access the wealth of knowledge you have stored there.


Paymo.biz is one of the best online time tracking programs you’ll find. It allows you to compile charts and reports you can use to bill clients, discover how much time you spend on various tasks to determine cost, or even track the time you spend on unpaid tasks every day. They have a free version and a paid version with all the bells and whistles. The great feature about this program is the ability to add clients, create separate projects under each client, and tasks in each project.


Whether you work on an international scale or locally, creating presentations can be a real pain when it’s on your hard drive. SlideRocket online presentation software not only takes care of that, but it helps you create better presentations.

Once you’ve used it to make a wickedly amazing presentation, you can see who has be using the presentation, who sees it, and much more with analytics and tracking.

Try them and let us know what you think. Do you have any online tools that you couldn’t do business without?

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