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Cool Web 2.0 applications for small businesses


The Web 2.0 ‘revolution’ is throwing up some interesting products as small development companies start to scratch their own itch in terms of growing their businesses. These companies are literally creating their own online tools and sharing them with the world. Here’s a small selection of some of the more interesting ones of the moment.

  •  Cashboard. Very cool online application that gives estimates, time tracking and invoicing in a simple to use package. It’s very alpha and sluggish as snails, but a great example of Web 2.0 tech at work.
  • Less Accounting. Throw away your Quickbooks and use this new service to track sales leads, invoice and manage your expenses.
  • PlanHQ. Creating a business plan is hard, really hard. So let’s hope that this new online service can take away some of the pain and help more people to build successful startups.
  • HiTask. A full on project and task management app, with a neat drag and drop interface and all the cool calendaring features you’d expect.
  • Skemma. Pre launch, so perhaps a little premature for this list, but interesting nonetheless. A ‘business process management tool’ that helps you structure and manage workflow. One to watch.

And finally, when you’ve built your sparkly new Web 2.0 business using these Web 2.0 tools, what better way to celebrate than to stick your company pitch video on to to try and grab some VC funding or a full buy out?


  • You may want to add – Blinksale. It’s a web 2.0 online invoicing site. We use it all the time and it integrates with offline apps too.

  • And FreshBooks. It’s got invoicing and time tracking and you can send invoices by snail mail or email…shhweeet.

  • Cashboard is slower just due to the speed restrictions of SSL.

    All accounts are SSL encrypted, making your financial information safe to be posted across the web.

  • or get some easy to use yet proper small business accounting over at Bionic Books…

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