In the old days, the only way to collect customer or prospect data was on paper, usually through the completion of forms. Before anything could be done with it, the collected data would need to be entered into a physical database—a process that was very manual and took a lot of time. While computers and digital technology have made data collection and databases simpler, some companies are still wasting valuable hours manually completing tasks that could be automated.
Commit to Achieving Your Goals with stickK
It’s now February, and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably given up on your New Year’s resolutions, whether you had planned to spend less and save more, exercise regularly, lose weight or take steps to earn a promotion. In fact, these goals probably fell by the wayside weeks ago, or around January 17 according to a recent examination of data by one social network for athletes.
But here’s some good news: you don’t have to wait until December 31 to try again. stickK, a community-driven online commitment-setting platform, can help you achieve your goals –New Year’s and otherwise– by empowering behavioral change.
Automate Invoicing and Get Paid Faster with Due
How much time do you spend each month invoicing your clients? How about following up with those who are slow to pay? If you’re like most professionals –freelance, consultant or otherwise– time spent on billing and collection can really add up, stealing your attention away from other tasks essential to building and maintaining your business.
Fortunately, Due can help. RewardExpert recently spoke with John Rampton, founder and CEO, about how Due’s seamless solutions are changing the payment landscape for businesses of all sizes.
Find Your Best Car Deal at CarGurus
Every year, U.S. consumers buy millions of cars—and that trend will continue in 2019. In fact, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), $16.8 million in sales of new light vehicles are expected in 2019. That figure doesn’t even include used vehicle sales.
If you’re among those contemplating a vehicle replacement or upgrade, you might want to consider checking out CarGurus, the largest automotive shopping website in the U.S. connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars.
Learn and Earn with Skillshare’s Online Platform
Do you want to pick up a few cutting-edge skills to help you advance your career? Are you trying to start or grow your own creative business? Do you wish you could find a way to earn a living sharing your knowledge and expertise in graphic design, film production, photography, human resources, leadership, management, marketing, data science or IT Security? If so, you need to check out Skillshare.
RewardExpert sat down with Cam Lay, Skillshare’s vice president of marketing, to explore the online community and how it’s helping more than seven million members learn and earn.
Own the Experience with Sitecore
When a potential customer visits a website, giving a personalized experience can help turn that visit into revenue. That’s where a company called Sitecore can help brands looking for an edge. Sitecore touts its platform as a way to help businesses power the most relevant experiences possible. Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Matt Krebsbach, spoke to RewardExpert about the benefits of becoming a Sitecore client.
“We’ve really grown into becoming sort of this beacon for companies who are trying to solve their digital experience across not just the Web but a whole range of digital marketing and digital touch points,” he said. “You have to have a really good product, but you have to have a really good experience to go alongside of that.”
FreeConferenceCall.com Puts the World at Your Fingertips
With more and more businesses going global these days, and people constantly traveling or working from home, it’s becoming harder to get everyone in the same place, let alone the same conference room. With FreeConferenceCall.com, up to 1,000 people can connect with each other via audio, video or screen sharing at absolutely no cost. RewardExpert spoke with Vice President of Product Development, Jeff Erickson, about how the company’s services can help boost productivity, and how it stands apart from competitors.
Hired Helps Candidates and Employers Find the Perfect Match
In today’s ultra-competitive world, it’s becoming harder for companies to find good talent and candidates to find the right fit for their own skills. Hired is a career marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies.
Connect Your World with Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Solution
In today’s global business environment, it is imperative that colleges and other organizations communicate properly. One of the chief ways to communicate in the internet age is through video. “Without video, organizations risk losing relevance in today’s world. Video isn’t a fleeting trend – it’s at the heart of how we communicate every day,” said Tammy Jackson, vice president of marketing and communications at Sonic Foundry. Jackson spoke to RewardExpert about using Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite solution for colleges and organizations’ video needs.
Turn Customer Feedback into Business Success with Trustpilot
There’s a statistic that’s commonly bandied about in the business world and it goes something like this: a happy customer will tell three people about their experience and a dissatisfied one will tell 15. While they may do so in person, in this day and age it’s more likely they’ll be broadcasting those praises or laments online—where even more of your potential customers will see them.
What’s a business owner to do? Trustpilot has the answer. It’s a powerful review platform that helps companies proactively collect reviews so they can better understand their customers as well as use the feedback to enhance the reputation of their business.
Experience a Rich History and So Much More at the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) isn’t your typical museum. Located across from Central Park in upper Manhattan at the top of Museum Mile, it’s a great place for tourists and locals alike to experience one-of-a-kind exhibits and presentations. RewardExpert had the privilege of speaking with Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sheryl Levy, of the Museum of the City of New York, who said, “There’s always something to do here.”
Abine Helps Users Take Control of Their Data
Many people put all sorts of vital information online, from their credit card numbers to their addresses and even their social security numbers. But how do you protect that data, and prevent cyber thieves, internet advertising companies and others from accessing your information and profiting off of it? One of the companies offering such privacy protection services is Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Abine.
Rob Shavell, the CEO and co-founder of Abine, spoke to RewardExpert about the benefits of using his company and how it protects consumers against fraud. “Abine is a company that’s 100 percent dedicated to one thing, which is improving consumers’ privacy, and specifically their online privacy,” said Shavell.
Make Frequent Travel Easier with TripIt
When you go on a trip, it can be time-consuming to keep track of all of your plane tickets, hotel reservations, car rental programs, and rewards programs. But thanks to a company called TripIt from Concur, all of that information is conveniently available and ready to use at a moment’s notice.
Enjoy Better Vacations With Expert Local Guides From TripSavvy
Planning for a vacation leads to a more enjoyable trip. You can pick out the best restaurants, attractions, and hotels at your destination. But should you trust a random website with biased reviews for the success of your vacation? Absolutely not! This is where TripSavvy comes in. They pick qualified writers that are actually from the city you want to visit. Then those writers use their expertise to write about the best things to do their town. This local’s perspective gives you an insider’s point of view and improves your overall vacation experience.
Plan Projects and Save Money with PlanGrid
Getting construction projects done on time and on-budget is a win-win for both clients and construction companies. But often times construction projects can get bogged down in red tape costing companies both time and money. Enter a software company called PlanGrid. The California-based startup offers cloud-based construction management software that aims to streamline the building process anytime, anywhere. “PlanGrid saves time, prevents rework and eliminates paper,” said a PlanGrid spokesperson, who talked to RewardExpert.com about the benefits of using the company.
Conversant Helps Marketers Create Human Connections That Count
Conversant is a marketing company that helps marketers connect with their ideal customers. They deliver targeted marketing to customers that benefit from seeing a client’s advertisements. This increases ad performance and the return on investment for a company’s marketing budget.
Dealspotr Brings Brands, Influencers, and Consumers Together
Dealspotr works with three distinct customer bases and offers them a safe place to do business with each other. Brands connect with influencers to help promote their products to consumers that want to buy. Influencers receive product and compensation for honest reviews of products and an opportunity to connect with new audiences. And consumers uncover valuable coupon codes that actually work and detailed reviews from influencers so they can make the right choice. It’s a win-win-win situation for everyone involved.
Automate Your Investing Goals With Betterment
You want to save for your goals, but you aren’t sure how to do it. Many full-service brokerage firms have minimums investment amounts that are above your budget or charge so much that it’s not worth it. Betterment offers investment accounts with no minimum balances and fees that are well below what others charge. And your investment accounts come with advanced features that are usually reserved only for the rich and wealthy. Read on to find out why Betterment will save you time and give you peace of mind as you work towards your financial goals.
How StackPath Propels Startups To Business Success
The internet can be a dangerous place. Software developers and website creators are under constant attack from hackers, malware, and viruses. If they’re not careful, a project can be interrupted by these bad actors. StackPath provides a secure environment from Day 1 that allows developers to create without worry. And as a way of paying it forward, StackPath’s Propel program offers services, guidance, and networking opportunities free of charge to selected startups.
SavingForCollege.com Shows Parents The Best Way To Save For College
All parents dream of being able to send their kids to college to earn a degree and get a good job. But today’s job market demands a higher level of education than ever before and college costs are rising at 8% per year! If you don’t start saving now, your children could be saddled with student loan debt for years after graduating.