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Messenger apps for business communication

Today’s small businesses and entrepreneurs need communications tools that can keep up.

Email and cluttered inboxes are out and streamlined, secure messenger and chat services are in. Where email fails, messenger apps pickup so that businesses can stay connected, collaborate and work efficiently. They also provide affordable, high-tech options that can better serve today’s advanced business culture.

Let’s explore a few messaging apps that enhance communications and help you succeed at work in the digital age.

The best cloud storage providers for work files

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The best cloud storage for work

Keeping content organized at work can feel intimidating when you use multiple devices. Luckily, choosing the best cloud storage service for your needs will make it easier for you to access all your files no matter where you are.

Whether you want to save changes to the same document wherever you connect, read a memo during your commute, or share a file with a coworker, these four companies have services that will keep you organized.

Mobile credit card processing: Accept payments right to your phone

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Credit card processing with your phone

Mobile credit card processing apps have grown significantly over the last few years. In 2014, mobile payments accounted for about $50 billion dollars. In 2016, consumers spent over $67 billion through payment apps.

Small businesses that want to reach more customers should pay attention to the amount of mobile payments made in-person. By the end of 2017, customers will spend an estimated $16.2 billion with in-person payment apps. Start with these three mobile credit card processing apps so you can accept payments from customers no matter where your business goes.

Choosing the best website domain name for your small business

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Hover is one of Ting’s sister companies under Tucows Inc. They offer domain names, custom email and simple integrations with other online services such as Squarespace, Format, and Big Cartel.

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Tips on finding the best website domain name

If you’re a small business owner you may choose to build your business online. This has a lot of benefits, from reaching customers at a distance and in different time zones to building credibility within a certain online community. Whatever the reason, once you decide to build your brand online there’s a major factor to consider – your domain name.

Our sister company, Hover has a few tips that you should keep in mind when searching for the perfect domain name for your small business.

Team Ting entrepeneurs and the best online selling sites

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What are the best online selling sites around?

For our work life contest, we asked Ting customers if they sold stuff online and which online selling sites they used to bring their stuff to the world.

It’s hard not to admire an entrepreneurial spirit. Customers shared some innovative, artsy and impressive e-commerce operations, from small family endeavors to decades-old artisan-run businesses. You told us how your online stores help you connect with audiences and customers worldwide and make selling from your home or business a breeze.

Not to mention, your online stores are an important source of side hustle cash, helping you save more and spend on what’s important.

We picked some of our favorite entrepreneurial Ting customers and have shared their shops and stories below. Check them out. You might just find your next great gift, crafting idea, piece of artwork or holiday ornament.

Five simple inventions that blew up (and made bank)

Simple inventions that made millions

That wacky, kind of silly idea for an invention you’ve been keeping on the back burner? It might just be worth millions.

Now that we have your attention, if you’re an entrepreneur, an amateur inventor or interested in making some cash, check out these crazy invention success stories. From the Slanket to the Million Dollar Homepage, these simple inventions didn’t stretch the limits of possibility. Sometimes, the most successful ventures are the simplest.

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