"Ten-Second Solutions," from What Works for Business, are quick takes on what's new and interesting for small business and startup entrepreneurs.
Here's a new batch to start off the month of March:
Free Website Creation Platform Launched: DevHub is a promising new web publishing platform that lets Internet entrepreneurs easily create free, media-rich websites, including content and advertising that can start making you money immediately. High quality ad partners include CareerBuilder, Shopping.com, Priceline and others.
Low-Cost Press Release Help: Free press release distribution services have one problem: You have to write the release yourself. A new site, Lowcostpressreleases.com, solves that with cut-rate help on wordsmithing starting at $49.95. Distribution included.
Save Cash with Remote Tech Support: With budgets thin, biz owners are turning to remote tech support for savings. PlumChoice is a remote, 24/7 tech support service catering to small biz. Certified techs offer a full range of support, plus advice and training. Starts at $9.95/month (first month free).
Save Money with Priority Mail Shipping: If your biz ships lots of packages that need to arrive in 2-3 days, U.S. Postal Service business Priority Mail is efficient, low-cost, and has benefits over FedEx/UPS like delivery to PO boxes, Saturday and residential delivery at no extra cost. Flat rates up to 70 lbs., get free packaging delivered free, and more.
Dex Relaunch Raises Bar for Local Search: Disclaimer first - DexKnows.com is owned by Business.com's parent company. But hey, the totally rebuilt site is a terrific way for local biz to reach customers! Others agree. "DexKnows is smarter, more sophisticated and much closer to what consumers have come to expect in a local search site," writes Charles Laughlin, analyst at The Kelsey Group.
Free "Office Live Workspace" Hits 3 Million Users: Microsoft still considers its Office Live site in "beta," but millions have signed up for a free online workspace on the site, and are using it to bring people together and share docs with groups. Fantastic benefits, and all free.