All Good Things Come in Threes

Monday, June 11, 2012
I know this is something a little off topic. But I would like to be able to share with you three online services I recently discovered. I believe they are particularly helpful to those of you planning to embark on a business venture, the fashion and beauty business being one of them. Without further ado, here they are: 

1. PickyDomains.com - Business owners know that branding is important, perhaps one of the most important early considerations. For your new business to stand out in a crowd, it has to have a name that consumers can relate to, that they can remember amid the avalanche of brand names, products and services they are now used to seeing everywhere. Doing the branding on your own can be cost-effective, but as they say, two heads are better than one. And if you don’t have a team of qualified individuals to help you with the brainstorming process, chances are, your next best bet is to hire a branding agency that commands beyond what your startup budget can afford. 


Fret not because PickyDomains.com is here to help you out. Since 2007, PickyDomains.com has been helping individuals and small business owners come up with the best possible brand name or domain, even a slogan to go with it. PickyDomains.com is a pool of over 50,000 registered contributors, and to start receiving suggestions from them, register as a client, pay the required deposit of $50 for a name or domain (or $75 for a slogan), describe the name, domain or slogan you need and wait for suggestions to start pouring in. And here’s something nobody else offers: If none of the suggestions is suitable, you get a refund.

2. JetRadar.com - In the business world, air travel can be a necessity. Fortunately for us, since the advent of low-cost carriers and online ticketing outlets, airfare cost has become dramatically cheaper. If there’s any negative to this, it is the fact that airlines don’t give out their best deals to price-comparison websites anymore. Instead, they keep them in their own corporate websites or other partner sites. In effect, if you’re frugal as frugal can be, you would have to go from one flight site to another, one airline site to another, one ticketing agency to another and so on until you find the deal you’re looking for. And if time isn’t on your side, this can be a pretty tedious process. 


Well, tedious no more it is. To cut on the time needed to obtain the best airfare deal possible, JetRadar.com, like a laser beam hell bent on finding what needs to be found, searches through all 728 individual airline sites and hundreds of travel sites for the best and cheapest airfare possible and makes the data publicly available. Essentially, what JetRadar.com hopes to do is become the destination portal for all the best and cheapest deals in the airfare arena.

3. Bitrix24.com - For a business to stay on track, strategy and communication is a must. This is why a lot of companies nowadays employ the use of CRMs and social intranets. But for small business owners and those still starting out, the cost of implementing those tools can be a real pain. 


Good thing there’s Bitrix24.com. Bitrix24.com is a free CRM (customer relationship module) and social intranet solution for small companies with a maximum of 12 employees. It comes with a completely functional CRM, sales funnel that gives you an immediate view of your sales and transaction status, real-time streaming so that errors, if any, are corrected before they escalate into something damaging, messaging system to keep employees apprised of everything that’s going on and a whole host of amazing features and functionality. 

Plus, Bitrix24.com is cloud-based, meaning, installation is not necessary, and it can be accessed virtually anywhere via a web-based browser or a smartphone. For companies with more than 12 workers, subscription cost is at $99 per month.

6 comments :

  1. This is so informative crush. Nice that you also consider blogging about such topic.

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  2. Yay! New to sa akin! Interesting post! Thanks for the info :3

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  3. this is cool :D for the domains, I'd go for godaddy lang talaga.. hihihihi.. :) pero pickydomains seems nice naman :)

    thanks for the information Kai! :)

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  4. this is cool :D
    for the domains, I'd go for godaddy lang talaga.. hihihihi.. :)
    pero pickydomains seems nice naman :)

    thanks for the information Kai! :)

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  5. Wala akong alam ni isa, sis. Haha thank you! :)

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  6. Very interesting. Thank you Kai!

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