Fundbox | June 27, 2022
Fundbox, a small business embedded working capital platform, announced today that it has partnered with Galileo Financial Technologies, an open API platform that enables unique and differentiated financial solutions, and MetaBank®, N.A., a leading economic empowerment company, to accelerate its product roadmap and bring innovative products to market. In addition, jin Hwang, who most recently served as Head of Product - Platform at Marcus by Goldman Sachs and previously led the product team at Intuit QuickBooks Capital, has been appointed as Fundbox's new Chief Product Officer.
Fundbox's collaboration with two leading fintech infrastructure companies, as well as the appointment of a Chief Product Officer, are part of a larger effort to expand its working capital platform. Fundbox has seen significant growth and rapid adoption of the product, with payment volume increasing by more than 80% quarter over quarter, and the median active customer using it more than five times per month for applications such as payroll, inventory, and rent.
Fundbox solutions are available to business owners through embedded experiences with business systems and accounting solutions, as well as directly through the Fundbox website and mobile app. Fundbox's platform has enabled access to over $3 billion in working capital and has connected with half a million businesses.
“Our new partnership with Galileo and MetaBank enables us to expand and scale payment offerings on our platform, We will introduce a number of new Flex Pay capabilities later this year, including a bill pay functionality where customers can make fast and easy payments to third party merchants on the platform.”
-Prashant Fuloria, CEO of Fundbox.
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Helpmonks | June 27, 2022
Helpmonks wants to simplify and streamline email marketing for small business owners and solopreneurs. The email team collaboration provider launched a new service that prevents small business owners from getting bogged down in the complexities of a larger, more collaborative email outreach platform.
Helpmonks, an email management platform, offers a variety of features, including a shared inbox, advanced contact and company management, reporting, live chat, knowledge-base, and email marketing.
To make marketing more affordable, Helpmonks created Sendmonks, a standalone email marketing and automation platform based on the parent service's years of experience with marketing clients.
The new Sendmonks service features:
Unique flat-fee pricing with a $99 monthly cost offers unlimited email newsletters, email automation, and sending.
Tools for creating targeted email campaigns, sequences, drip emails, and newsletters, among other templates.
Unlimited landing pages, dynamic forms, unlimited contacts, and unlimited users.
Reports based on advanced analytics that let users fine-tune campaigns.
The free plan includes landing pages, forms, email automation, and email sending.
"With our shared inbox, we always made it easy to use our platform for sales and marketing. We decided to make our email marketing platform available as a standalone product for those who want to use a straightforward email marketing tool without paying the big bucks."
-Nitai Aventaggiato, the CEO,
Online marketers, e-commerce owners, newsletter creators, and online business creators from nearly any niche can choose Helpmonks' broader online marketing, email creation, and collaborative team platform for complex campaigns. This more comprehensive service is ideal for teams working together through a shared inbox.
However, for small business owners who want a more uncomplicated, more manageable service that they can operate single-handedly, the new Sendmonks platform is an ideal solution. Sendmonks, as the first flat-fee service, keeps things as straightforward as possible while delivering a complete set of advanced email marketing tools.
These include numerous professional templates for newsletters and drip campaigns that easily can be created within the platform. Sendmonks also offers activity-logging for tracking multiple email campaigns as efficiently as possible without a collaborative team.
Not everyone wants or needs a shared inbox. However, everyone should use email marketing," says Nitai Aventaggiato. Sendmonks is our standalone Email Marketing & Email Automation Platform based on years of experience."
According to Helpmonks, email marketing shouldn't be complicated to work powerfully. Campaign management tools that provide crucial delivery and campaign formation tools can create exponential results while being tailored for individual business owners.
That's why the Sendmonks service offers a robust package of tools and combines it with unlimited sending for one single price. Online sellers interested in making their email marketing perform more effectively and profitably can now create their free marketing account.
OneDirectory | June 29, 2022
OneDirectory, a leading software-as-a-service provider of modern employee directory software, announced the launch of its new employee directory pricing offer for small businesses.
Since 2010, OneDirectory has helped over 500 businesses implement employee directory solutions to better connect their people and offices.Traditionally, OneDirectory has served larger businesses but with recent shifts to remote and hybrid work, even the smallest of businesses are needing a tool to bring their employees together.
"Over the past year we've had an increase in smaller businesses reaching out and trialing our product,These are businesses with 100 employees or less that have wanted our product but our pricing plans have remained a roadblock."
-Lawrence Cawood, CEO at OneDirectory
To solve this OneDirectory created a new pricing plan to help smaller businesses gain the benefits of an enterprise employee directory solution.
The new small business plan is $79 per month for businesses up to 100 employees, which is a saving of 68% on the previous lowest plan. OneDirectory's other pricing plans range from $249 to $2,000+ per month.
"When tackling the SMB market many software providers reduce features and options for their smaller customers, So we've decided not to remove any product features from our new plan for small businesses."
-Greg Bennett, Head of Marketing at OneDirectory
When it comes to employee directories many small businesses have the same requirements as larger businesses, so OneDirectory made sure that their small business plan included all the following features: employee profiles, people search, office directory, skills directory, and org chart.
We're excited to bring our software to smaller businesses and see the impact it will have on employee collaboration and engagement, says Cawood. Businesses of all sizes are struggling to connect their employees, especially as hybrid and remote work is becoming the norm. At OneDirectory, we remain focused on solving this problem with our modern employee directory platform.
OneDirectory has six pricing plans tailored for different-sized businesses. The new plans are currently in effect as of 20th June 2022. The new pricing plans can be found here: https://www.onedirectory.com/pricing.
OneDirectory is a leading software-as-a-service provider of modern employee directory software that helps companies improve the efficiency of their digital workplaces. 500+ organizations rely on OneDirectory's employee directory platform to better connect their employees and offices.