Choosing the right website builder is a task. Choosing a website builder built for beginners is the way to go, and WordPress.com and Wix are the two most prominent players out there. But perhaps there is a better choice like Budo?
Budo is not a robot, not a chatbot, nor a template engine. Budo is the simplest website builder. Budo doesn't need you to be a designer or coder. Budo just requires you to try few simple steps to get your website online and start your business.
Good food photography means more than just taking snaps of what's on your plate. You need to follow certain rules to make the most of the stunning colors, textures, and shapes. Read along to know how food photography can help you increase your sales.
2020 paused our lives and gave us time to introspect and improve. During this time, many new business ideas sprung, which improved the standard of living of people. Read along to know some of the best business ideas of 2020!
Our product UI design policy is simple. Always choose clarity over fancy or slick. We aim to make the UI self-explanatory by keeping every screen simple and showing only things that matter at a time. Well-designed products don't need an instruction manual.
Getting work as a freelancer who has minimal experience is a tough job. Working on resumes to trial work, interview, and finally getting an offer letter is a tedious process. Read along to know how you can find an internship for yourself.
Marketing your business is an essential aspect of growing your business. But if you are on a shoestring budget, then you need to be creative. Here are some cost-efficient ways to get media coverage and publicity.
In today's competitive market, you need to be on your toes and keep updating your online store to impress and acquire new customers. Here are some best practices and features you must have on your online store to boost your sales.
Do you have a fantastic product and are ready to sell it online? Does it look stunning and attractive in your workshop but dull and boring on your phone? Then read along to know what you are doing wrong in product photography.
To make a top-notch website, you need to consider many things carefully. From the domain name to the webpages to the security, everything needs to be in place. Read along to know how you can improve your school or college website.
Small business owners are hardworking, passionate entrepreneurs who build their companies with a dream to succeed. Inventory management can be very complicated for SMBs without tools that help businesses stay organized.
Customer Service is an integral part of any business. In today's fast-paced business environment and increased use of Social Media, users, in general, expect a business to act fast and offer instant support. Live Chat helps you in that.
Do you think you can start your travel agency from home? Do you think this is the right time to start a new travel agency? We believe it is the right time, and starting fresh is possible. Read along on how you can start your home-based business now!
For an enjoyable work atmosphere, everyone needs a break at times. At Shimbi Labs, there is a weekly 'Presentation Activity' which refreshes everyone. It is fun and interactive and helps us know each other better!
Video marketing is the most appealing and eye catching method used by many companies across the world. YouTube being the world's best and highly viewed video streaming platform is the ideal platform for it. So start marketing your business!
Business doesn't have to start with an office, huge inventory, and many employees. It begins with an innovative idea and can be conducted from home as well. Several people are running a successful business from homes! You can too if you put your mind to it
Working from home has become the safest mode this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Shimbi Labs has become a fully remote company; I had the opportunity to interview a few employees. Read along to know their experience of working from home!
The rise in mobile-phone usage has made smartphone apps an essential marketing tool for companies of all sizes. However, many small-business owners misunderstand that getting a mobile e-commerce app is an expensive and challenging journey, so they avoid.
Attracting the best talent in the job market is very difficult. But the best-designed career page can help you do it. A career page is the first and lasting impression job seekers have of your company.
Want to know how to improve it? Read this article.
Online Invoicing is the need of the hour. It is important has increased as we are fighting the COVID-19 and working remotely. Sending a paper invoice is no more particle. In today's blog, let's learn how to use Shimbi Invoice effectively to save time.
The internet is becoming a dangerous place day by day. Phishing scams, hacking, stealing data has become a big issue. To protect your website and sensitive information of your users, get an SSL Certificate now. Read along to know the advantages of SSL.
There are several nonprofit organisations in today's world. If you want to spread more awareness for your cause and receive more donations, then create your website now. Spread your motto and vision. Here are some tips to help you create your website!
What is a cover letter? Or what should I include in the cover letter? We always get these and similar questions. Let us answer what we expect in your cover letter when you apply for a job at Shimbi Labs.
With the ongoing uncertain business environment due to the pandemic, businesses have been hit hard the most. Businesses and shops have been closed for months. Its time to reinvent the way you do business.
Due to the Covid-18 pandemic in 2020 a lot of things have changed. Consumers have increasing purchased products online than offline. To grow your business during these difficult times you need to make a online store! So what are you waiting for?
Have questions regarding the hiring procedure at ShimBi Labs? Watch the detailed interview by Founder and CEO of ShimBi Labs, Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh get answers. An interview in which he discusses the entire hiring procedure and much more!
Everything paused as the government announced a nationwide lockdown. Boredom consumed me but I realised that wasting time was a mistake. Here is how ShimBi Labs helped me be productive this lockdown. You can also apply now and become better at what you do!
It takes much work to create a decent website. Its months of effort on research, design, and coding. Just before the launch, you should check the vibe and look of it. Skipping this stage to start your website earlier is a mistake. Use this handy checklist.
Today's market is so flooded with products that it is difficult to decide from where to buy. Before purchasing from a famous foreign company do check local Indian alternatives. You will be surprised that they are more cost efficient and of better quality!
Do you have a great idea or product but have a very small customer base? Maybe you need to focus on your pricing page to attract more customers. In todays competitive market you need to focus on all aspects rather than just product development.
ShimBi Labs completes 15 years in business. On this occasion I had an opportunity to interview the CEO and Founder of ShimBi Labs, Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh. An interview in which he gives details about his journey and experiences.
Want new customers? Increased footfall on your website or store ? Advertise yourself using modern marketing strategy. It is cost efficient and effective. Use social media as a platform to build your brand.
Online shopping and e-commerce is booming in todays world. So it is very important to create your website to sell your products. But a lot of people are conducting business via social media platforms. Which is not the right way to conduct their business.
ShimBi Labs products are not only useful for small businesses and freelancers but also good for housewives and students who are passionate about their hobbies. Put out your passion online and live your dream!
In this article we are going to discuss about GST Composition scheme (in India) in the light of the introduction of Section 10(2A) by which services provider also become eligible for the composition scheme.
In this live stream, Siddharth Deshmukh, CEO of Shimbi Labs, answered audience questions about how to adapt work from home quickly in this hour-long video, he goes into detail on a wide variety of topics.
The best person is, first of all, impossible to measure, and with fleeting skills change over time, new people come around, and they are better for those technologies. You can't find the best people. In fact, they don't really exist.
You have a trendy website, but it's not getting you the desired success? Maybe it lacks one or more essential elements of a successful website. In this article, you will find essentials of website, important features, and final tests before you launch.
This blog briefs on the steps needed to follow in order to design keeping the target audience at the center and revolving around its elements for the same. Also, it focuses on the merits of designing with respect to target audience.
Any website may it be an online shopping site, university website, event management site, a general informational site for any company, footer play a vital role in the web design. Footer is also an important part of your website navigation and user experie
When it comes to the topic of internal linking in website, many things, it is complicated. In fact, internal linking is a straightforward concept and very easy to implement if done right, and everyone should be doing it.
Creating your website is just the beginning. Promoting your website and driving traffic to your website is essential. With Budo's built-in social media platform. SEO Booster, Blog and Newsletter promoting your website is effortless.
The art and science of selecting the right fonts and amalgamating it with the correct kerning, tracking, leading, layout and colour of the text are collectively known as typography. The perfect font will surely make the readers go through the content once.
Cash flow is a lifeline for freelancers. Getting paid 100% every time and on time for the services you provide is so crucial. Here are some steps you can take to increase the possibility of getting paid on time.
Here is a letter from CEO to the team at Shimbi Labs. In this letter, Siddharth Deshmukh discusses the importance of the culture of high standards, why should we have, and steps required to maintain and continue to build it at Shimbi Labs.
Just imagine if you created a company on a foundation made of sand. You just hired people to fill available openings and instead taking time to find out if they were right for the position, or for the company.
It is a time of the year to be with friends & family, experience the joy of reflecting on the passing year & thinking about the new year. It's time to bring & accept the change as we move ahead in our journey to make a positive difference in the world.
This blog is our humble endeavor to compile and narrate success stories of inspiring businesses to the world. I sincerely believe that every entrepreneur has a very inspiring story to tell and us to learn.
Every picture has a story, but when it is about a company logo, it has something much more profound and interesting than just an ordinary story. Siddharth Deshmukh founder and CEO of Shimbi Labs shares the fascinating journey of the new logo of Shimbi Labs
I must admit, I was pretty much curious about the ‘working holidays’ post and flash mob pictures uploaded on ShimBi Labs Facebook page. So this assignment was received gleefully by me- both for the familiarity and the curiosity.
As we are reaching towards end of 2016, I wanted to send my best wishes to you and yours! I hope that 2017 holds success and good fortune in all your endeavour. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your organization this year.
You must be careful with the kind of information you are putting up on our websites. in this blog let us see how you can better the contents displayed on your website through 10 simple yet effective ways.
There are millions around the globe and at least a few hundreds we meet each day, or have known all our lives. Yet hardly known. Continuing my saga of interviews with ShimBi Labs’ employees to know their different side of life...
Is creating a facebook or Google+ business page enough to compel customers to buy your product and services? We think not, and here are a few reasons why you should have your website made for your business.
Getting traffic to your website may seems like a tedious task to you. As soon as you hear such technical terms, your mind goes bonkers, and your palms get sweaty. Here are some tricks and hacks for promoting your website or blog.
With people working as freelancers in almost every sphere of work, there is hardly any job left that has not been handled by any freelancer. However, the main question here is that how someone can be the best in their field of work?
Here are a few complaints that web designing companies might have to face when the customers are not satisfied with their work. Studying these complaints well is the key to improvement and betterment of the design.
With the help of some search on the Internet, creating a website has now become a more easy task than it was in the past. With new tutorials and blogs coming up every week, creating own website is simpler than before.
Budo is a leading cloud-based web development platform created with one goal in mind: to help people get online without technical skills and a big budget. Budo is a Website Builder and Content Management System.
As a blogging platform, Tumblr has much to offer that sets it apart from other tools such as WordPress and the reason why people have begun to realize this untapped potential is because of two factors: more visual imagery and less verbosity.
An attractive website is very crucial to make an impact of your online presence. Creative and fascinating websites always lure more visitors. One of the ways to have a catchy and attractive website is by displaying animation header banner.
As Literature student I took up one of my internships with ShimBi Labs which is a technology company, know this - I myself was clueless but I still wanted to give it a try and see how my efforts to reconnect with the science side would go. Here a story.
A logo is not only the graphical representation of a company but it is also an unsaid image of the company in the consumer’s subconscious. It is a lot more than just being a piece of graphics on the top of any web page or visiting card.
The experience I am having with ShimBi Labs is phenomenal. The environment here at ShimBi Labs is amazing. From my earlier internship experience. At ShimBi Labs I was given full freedom & resources to make my own project also with right amount of guidance.
Invoices are required whenever a buyer and a seller deals something. Invoices can also be termed as a written record of the agreement that has been made and all the terms and conditions associated with it. The seller cannot afford any mistakes in them.
Technology is involving. What worked last year does not guarantee that it will be the same this year. In fact, some strategies may seem redundant and not helpful enough that it could affect your business.
Web design involves a proper blend and correctly understanding the key features that need to be taken care while designing, namely navigation and layout, brand consistency etc. These features have a huge impact on the users.
Financial management and budgeting for startup and small business are important, ignoring it may lead to financial disasters. These quick tips help you to avoid that mistake and keep your business running smoothly with good financial practices.
Over 300 million active users each month post 70 million photos per day, and collectively distribute 2.5 billion likes. Engagement on Instagram is seven times higher than on Twitter and Facebook, and also leaves Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest in the dust.
Building your clinic website is very important for promoting your medical practice. The website makes easy for you to reach out to people and for them to know about you and your services. You can get maximum inquiries and consultations through your website
The amazing thing about guest posting really is the amount of people you will meet through it. This means either in the comments of your posts or simply the relationship with the person owning the blog.
“Video marketing is a powerful means for promoting anything you want online, whether it’s a product, service, opt-in form, website, blog, etc. …Videos are now an expected component of any website.” – AnimosityPierre
In today’s world, the website is like a mirror to your profile or your company’s profile. “Slogging” is the right word for a clinic without a website. Successfully running a dental clinic requires both handwork and effective advertisement.
Email is the fastest mode of sharing sensitive information. It is a fact that a customer would trust email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org. Your website domain name is your new online identity for your business.
There are many shop owners who want to grow their business and e-commerce is a way to do so. E-commerce is also the cheapest way to start your virtual shop instead of expensive options like buy a franchise or open up a brick and mortar shop.
While blogging can be a great marketing tool for small businesses but one wrong move can do more harm than benefits. Here are some lethal small business blogging mistakes you should avoid under all circumstances.
An invoice is a commercial document issued by a seller to the buyer. An invoice is needed in almost every trade you do. This blog will discuss 10 effective invoicing tips for better invoicing and cash flow for your small business.
Why do any non-governmental organization choose .ngo over .org or any other domain extension? What is the importance of using the .ngo extension? In this blog post, we will discuss this topic in details.
People use Twitter to discover what’s happening in the world, sharing information, and to connect with people and businesses across the globe. With 320 million monthly active user; how can small business make use Twitter for their business?
Working as a freelance writer is one of the best career options available in the contemporary world but at the same time it is extremely important to develop a regular flow of income. Starting a website can re-define your life as a freelance writer ...
Photography is an art, which is now taking on as a commercial prospect with time. Once it used to be just a hobby but now it has become a competitive profession. Having portfolio website is essential for professional photographers.
For the success of a business website, it is necessary to attract people to your website, and search engines ranking optimisation is one important way to drive traffic to your website. Simple design improvements can boost your websites Search Rankings.
You need a business website to generate leads, to share information about your product and services with potential clients. Your website provides service and information to your potential clients whenever they are online.
Email marketing is very important for all businesses especially for small businesses. It's a very cost effective way to reach out and communicate your prospective customers. It also can help you build a strong relation with your existing customers.
As a Freelancer or Self-employed individual for your tax computation purposes, you are allowed few of the deductions. Are you aware of these top 10 tax deductions for the Freelancers and Self Employed?
We're back with another CMS Budo incremental release! For the last two months since we released CMS Budo 5.1c on 9th Jan 2015 we spent a lot of time working on security, stability and performance improvement.
Basic search engine optimisation (SEO) is fundamental and essential for all websites. SEO will help you position your website properly to be found at the time when people are searching for product or services you offer.
Many small businesses and freelancers think they doesn’t need to automate invoicing process and don't want invest in tools like online invoicing. If you also think same, then we suggest to read this blog post once and then decide.
Freelancers tend to be master in their trade. This is their strength and weakness. Beyond their job-specific-skills, they tend to lack knowledge in the areas that are required to "run a business". Invoicing tops the list.
Google offers many free and paid services for Small Business owners to leverage their presence on the web. In today’s blog post, we will discuss Top 10 Google tools that can significantly improve online presence of your Small Business.
Businesses can no longer afford the risk of storing important data only on their computers or on premise. More than ever, data has become a business' lifeblood in today's technological world, and protecting it is critical. In todays Small Business Toolkit.
Everyone knows that social media plays a vital role in any business marketing efforts, but managing all of the different social networks can seem daunting. With the time limits and budget constraints, it appears to be more difficult than in actual...
The importance of great images for your website and printed materials cannot be overstated. Images are a great way to draw visitors and prospective customers to your website. Images can help describe your business, product and services in engaging way.
You as Small Business Owner already know the importance of having good Business Website. Today we will be discussing the importance of CMS driven website and how to select Content Management System (CMS) for your website.
ShimBi MyBilling allows you to create an unlimited number of user to manage your invoicing system. This feature is specially useful for medium to large organization, when invoices are generated by different departments, learn more ...
Android is the world's most popular mobile OS. Android powers more than a billion phones and tablets around the world. It is very clear; that no enterprises can ignore the benefits of Android app development.
As a freelance designer one has to do everything on their own. Its all do it yourself. This includes acquiring new customers, delivering projects on time, generating invoice, sending payment reminders… and many more activities. Its like one man company...
Are you fed up with the hassles of sending an invoice with Excel or Word? Do you spend hours managing invoices and billing? Do you lose valuable time sending reminders to your customers about recurring payments? If Yes, then it is time for you to seriously
ShimBi MyBilling is a simple online invoicing application which save your time and money. Before you start using ShimBi MyBilling, we encourage you to read answers to some of the questions which have been frequently asked.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them,
If your business website does not benefit your business, in terms of either drive sales or raise awareness, it’s time to rethink your website and rebuild. Here are 10 Essential Characteristics of a Business Website
We all know Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Linkedin as most popular social media networks, but there is one more which is creating a buzz. Pinterest is the name and pin-boards is its game. The beauty of Pinterest is its ability to bring many diversity
Chasing late payments? Losing time and money over getting your payments on time? This situation is really nasty and Frustrating especially for freelancers and small business owners. Here are some practical tips that we implemented over the period of time.
Rain is in full force, and that means we have more time to spend on updates and enjoy a hot cup of tea reviewing updates to your favourite website builder Budo. Today we are announcing CMS Budo Ver. 4.4! Check out our updates and what is new.
Everything starts small. No matter how big business is today, fact remains that it started small. All the big business of today would have followed the principles and practices of branding required for growth of business.
I take this opportunity to give a BIG thanks to all our customers around the globe for your support and contribution to our business in 2010. It would not have been possible without your excellent support and confidence in us.
94% of people who use the internet, use email. It means that even if they are not on social media, you can still reach out to the majority of people. If done right, email marketing is the most effective way to promote your business.
At the centre of most web design and development projects is Content Management Systems (CMS). Choosing a CMS for your custom website is not an easy task - there are 1000s of CMS available on the web, then why Shimbi CMS?
Welcome to ShimBi Labs official Blog. Through this blog, We would like to communicate with all our existing clients and prospects. We will discuss here ShimBi Labs, vision, product, services and some other topics.