The Small Business Web is a movement to bring together like-minded, customer-obsessed software companies to integrate our respective products and make life easier for small businesses
The group is providing a variety of useful resources to help startups integrate services and scale up their internal operations.
Launched at last year's SXSW, the small business web is a group of software as a service companies that have joined forces to offer cheaper services to clients. Companies like Batch Blue Software, Freshbooks, Mailchimp, Shoeboxed and Outright have been integrating APIs in order to help businesses flourish. This week's launch will help startups stretch their dollars even further.
The idea for the Small Business Web began, like many things, with a friendly chat between like-minded folks. As the five founding companies readied themselves to head to SXSWi in Austin last year, they began talking about how similar their philosophies were with regard to customer service and making life easier for small business owners. Wouldn’t it be great, they thought, if they joined forces and took a stand for small business owners everywhere?
Thus, an alliance was formed, a manifesto was written, and the Small Business Web was born. With every additional company that joins the Small Business Web, the dream of the original founders expands: one small step for the Internet, one giant step for small businesses.
The Small Business Web Directory was designed, built and run by the folks at BatchBlue Software.
Their Manifesto reads : "We think small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and that it’s from small business that true innovation will arise.
We believe small businesses should have access to the same tools and technology that big companies have without paying a huge amount.
We know simplifying access and increasing integration to our products and services will benefit all of our customers.
We want small businesses to succeed and we want to help. Join us."
If you were fiddling with multiple platforms to manage your finance, human resources and analytics tools before, the directory can help you fix this through third party service integration. While a number of resource lists are available for accounting and domain management services, this collection is geared specifically towards productivity and life hacking. To check it out visit thesmallbusinessweb.com.