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Batchbook Social CRM for Small Business: Go to Work — Work to Go

Batchbook Social CRM for Small Business: Go to Work -- Work to Go What is the name of your business and URL of you APP?

BatchBlue Software, http://batchblue.com/mobile.html

A brief synopsis of the smart phone app:

With the Batchbook for Android app, users can track their Contacts, To-Dos, and Deals in their Batchbook database to ensure no information is lost while there are away from their desk. Users can sync their entire database (up to 3000 users) or just choose portions of the database (like co-workers, emergency contacts, top clients, etc.). They will never be without the right phone number!

Why did you start this company?

Batchbook Social CRM for Small Business: Go to Work — Work to GoBatchBlue was created with one goal in mind: to create useful, user-friendly software for small businesses. We are giving entrepreneurs the tools they need to pursue their professional passions. And they fit in their pockets.

Android, iphone, blackberry, or windows?

BatchBlue offers an app for both the Android and iPhone. Our app gives customers the ability to work on the road, at a café, or wherever it is you’re doing business these days. Features include offline access to contacts, to-dos and deals; changes in either web app or phone app are immediately synced; make phone calls or launch Google maps directly from contact record; browse and search To-Dos; browse, search and edit existing contacts; add tags; add new people or company contacts (companies & people); browse, search and edit existing deals, and create new ones. Batchbook for iPhone is available for free download at the iTunes app store and Batchbook for Android is available for free download on the Android Market.

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

BatchBlue was originally self and “friends and family” funded – so we could barely afford shoestrings. We are now primarily customer funded.

Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product?

Batchbook solves a crucial need by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with web-based CRM software to manage and track the contact information, communications and tasks for their greatest asset—their people network. With Batchbook, users have access to a robust, customizable contact manager that keeps contacts in sync with other business applications, mobile devices and social media networks.

How could you effectively use these tools?

BatchBlue is committed to integrating our social CRM technology with other small business solutions that we know will benefit our customer. We also believe your contacts belong to you and want users to do more with them. They should be easy to get in, easy to get out. Batchbook simply provides a handy place for storing contact information and keeping it organized in the way that makes sense for the user. From turning business cards into Batchbook contacts to generating invoices to sending email newsletters to simply syncing your address book—one of our partners has you covered. Our list of integration partners include:

Eventbrite
Formstack
FreshBooks
Google
MailChimp
Rapportive
RightSignature
Shoeboxed
Tungle
Zendesk

Is this a free app or how much is it?

Both our iPhone and Android app is free.

Are there different pricing levels?

Batchbook Social CRM for Small Business: Go to Work -- Work to Go Yes. BatchBlue offers five account levels ranging in price from $14.95 to $149.95 per month for Batchbook. Each account offers a free 30-day trial and all accounts can be upgraded, downgraded, or canceled at any time. They’re also all pay-as-you-go.

Do you have a blog that keeps users updated?

Our blog is updated regularly and can be found on our website at http://blog.batchblue.com/.

Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn or ? Provide exact URL of each

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/batchblue
Twitter http://twitter.com/batchblue
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/batchblue-software
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/batchblue
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/batchbluesoftware

YouTube – Do you have a YouTube video URL that you can share with us, and allow us to publish with your story

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9CeXzR-NZ0&feature=youtu.be

How long have you been in business?

We have been in business now for 5 years.

How do you see your company in the next 2-5 years (more products or services?)

We will be launching several new products this year, including a major new release of Batchbook, and will continue to develop and support products that make business and life easier for small businesses.

How many employees do you currently have working with you and/or freelance contractors?

Currently we have 14 employees.

Are you looking to hire more people or contractors? If so, what positions and skills are you looking for?

We are currently seeking a Customer Experience Rep and a Ruby on Rails Developer to join our growing team.

What other web based products would you recommend to entrepreneurs, business owners, or freelancers?

Entrepreneurs, business owners, or freelancers would benefit from investigating the 200 other small business applications offered in The Small Business Web (http://thesmallbusinessweb.com), which BatchBlue co-founded. Member companies believe small businesses should have access to the same tools and technology that big companies have without paying a huge amount. They know simplifying access and increasing integration to their products and services will benefit all of their customers. Growing businesses can search The Small Business Webs’ directory easily at http://thesmallbusinessweb.com/directory.

 

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