Can you help? Inventory Management system…

We’re on the lookout for a web-based inventory management system that we can use to provide our business owners with the ability to present product lists, pricing, and availability on their Brownbook pages.  Also want to provide easy XML or forms-based approach for business owners to update product details and availability.

Anyone know of any such systems worth chcking out?

If so please email me

Brownbook Supports BarCamp Miami 2009

Brownbook is proud to support BarCamp Miami 2009!


The event will take place on February 22nd, 2009 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida and also includes WordCamp- focused on the WordPress blogging platform.

For additional information regarding BarCamp Miami please visit: You can also check out the Wikipedia entry for BarCamp here: and the BarCamp wiki here: to learn more.

Small business marketing on a shoestring (without even a shoestring!)

I was alerted via one of my Twitter colleagues @BeckyMcCray to this great blog post about marketing online on low or no budget – read it and pass it on Original author’s Twitter page is here (Mark Hayward) – got to be worth following.

My colleague Marc talks about “dropping breadcrumbs” around the Internet that lead people (prospects, customers) to your business.  Its all about a ‘getting everywhere’ and using innovative tools that your competitors haven’t yet got in with.  Sure, MOST ‘ordinary’ (read: non-tech) people don’t know about Twitter, WordPress etc, but there are enough people that do for you to clean up.

How to get customer testimonials

Just saw this come through on Twitter from Rod Sloane (  Great post by him all about getting customer reviews/testimonials…

Here’s an excerpt:

“Gathering and utilizing authentic customer testimonials is a great way to a) get closer to your customers and b) offer proof that your company delivers. People can be very motivated by the comments of their peers.  I often find that while most business owners understand the power of testimonials, they don’t always know the best way to acquire them.

So, here’s an idea that I think works on a number of levels. (I actually got this from a participant in a workshop I did for Apple Specialists attending Macworld.)

Why not…”

Click here to visit Rod’s “Duct Tape Marketing” site and read more…