Last month saw the first-ever "Small Business Saturday" (at least according to American Express, the initiative's sponsor). Small business get plenty of attention in terms of their finances, but what about their web application needs? The Small Business Web is "a directory of web apps to help small business bloom and grow." The site was founded about two years ago by FreshBooks (invoicing), MailChimp (email marketing), BatchBlue (customer relationship management), Outright (accounting), and Shoeboxed (receipt management). It now lists dozens of applications across several more categories.
One of the more interesting APIs added here recently comes from BT, British Telecom. It's not so much a single API but a set of early beta APIs code-named Web21C, part of their larger £10 billion 21st century network initiative called 21CN, an IP-based, multi-service network.