Helpful Links

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Marketing Agencies

Our recommended marketing agency of choice is Grow Marketing Ltd http://www.growmarketinguk.com Logo - Grow Marketing.png



Client Management Systems

Below are our top picks for easy to use, compatible and recommended CRM systems for your business.


Bitrix24

bitrix24-logoBitrix24 is a great CRM system which offers free usage up to 6 users. An easy to us system and much recommended by it’s users.

This is the company’s blurb on their site: The CRM in Bitrix24 provides a platform to organize and track interaction with potential or existing clients, partners, agents and other contacts. Bitrix24’s CRM forms a contact base where the interaction and the history of contacts are managed and stored. All new events (phone calls, messages, meetings) connected with a contact or company are easily logged and further interaction can be planned, including by using integrated tasks.


Sales Force

The world renowned Salesforce can’t be denied as one of the best CRM systems on the market, very flexible and user friendly. However could cost you a lot if you are a large organisation. They claim to be the world’s No.1 CRM system which is bold as it’s subjective based on what your business requirements are but it’s without dispute that it’s a good system to work with.
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This is the company’s blurb on their site: The #1 CRM solution takes sales force automation to new heights, with an array of cloud-based tools that give your team the power to score more wins, increase productivity, and keep the pipeline filled with solid leads. No software. No hardware. No speed limits. Grow sales faster with the world’s #1 CRM” application

Zoho

Zoho is a visually helpful CRM system that is dynamic and relatively unknown in the CRM market. It falls into the same category as the other CRM systems but over sells itself as something zoho-crm-integrationmore and different, however it’s a good system.

This is the company’s blurb on their site: An acronym for Customer Relationship Management, CRM is a term originally defined and designed to improve customer service. Today it almost relates to an entire business strategy. So while the term refers to a systematic approach to handling customer relationships, it also includes a holistic approach to business strategy.

 

 


Insightly

Another good CRM system but also doubles as a good project management tool, have heard only good thing so far about this software. Also is super cheap and is free for up to 2 users, great for small businesses or projects.
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This is the company’s blurb on their site: Insightly gives you everything you need to make your customers feel special. Stay on top of your sales processes at every step ‐ from initial lead management and customer communication, through reporting, invoicing and customer payment. All easy to use, and all in one place.

Free CRM

Free CRM is not entirely ‘free’ as you can upgrade for more features but is a good bit of kit on the sales and client side. Not the final answer to your needs but would give you a good taster into the CRM world. Their claim of the No.1 free CRM is not founded on anything but still worth using.
This is the company’s blurb on their site: Get all the details on all your team’s deals – deal stage, products, competition, quotes and more. See where leads come from and stay connected to the people and information you need to close every sale.


Currency

Constantly using money exchange websites? Maybe you agree it’s hard to find one that’s easy and simple to use, well we have a few to recommend.


 

XE

This is our top recommended one stop shop for all things money exchange. Check out live feeds for the markets as well as compare currencies over years past. Top site is a must visit if you’re invested in foreign exchange.
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 This is the company’s blurb on their site: Get free live currency rates, tools, and analysis using the most accurate data. Other services include XE Trade money transfers, XE Datafeed, and more!

Oanda

Oanda offer a good service for currency and stock info. Wouldn’t be our first choice but is in our top 3.OANDA_logo_new.png
This is the company’s blurb on their site: Free currency converter or travel reference card using daily OANDA Rate® data. Convert currencies using interbank, ATM, credit card, and kiosk cash rates.

Reuters Currency

http://uk.reuters.com/business/currencies

A great source for latest currency / market info is Reuters, they also are good for impartial news.

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This is the company’s blurb on their site: The intelligence, technology and human expertise you need to find trusted answers.Thomson Reuters is The Answer Company.

Financial

Everybody needs to manage their money, these are our recommended software providers for easy to use, cost affective and reliable accounting packages.



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Highly adaptable software for small businesses. Not recommended for larger companies.

http://www.intuit.co.uk/psu/


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Top recommendation for all businesses, flexible, easy to use and affordable.


Xero

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Xero is a New Zealand-based company that has developed cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses. The company has offices in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the USA.

https://www.xero.com


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