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  • 1. Startup Wire Web 2.0 Resources for Entrepreneurs
  • 2. Backup
    • http:// www.carbonite.com /
    • A $5/month backup service
    • I would be a little bit cautious about using Carbonite for backing up files with bank account information, social security numbers, or passwords
  • 3. Conference Calling
    • http:// www.freeconference.com /
    • A free conference calling service
    • End run the long distance charges by using Skype for your outbound calls
  • 4. Direct Mail
    • http:// www.amazingmail.com /
    • A reasonably priced service for direct mail
  • 5. Email Management
    • http:// www.constantcontact.com /
    • A reasonably priced outbound email marketing management service
  • 6. Fax
    • http:// www.efax.com /
    • A free incoming fax service
    • For ~$10/month will do outbound faxes
  • 7. File Transfer
    • http:// www.yousendit.com /
    • A free service for transferring large files when email attachments don't work
  • 8. Groupware
    • http:// www.mailstreet.com /
    • Hosted MS Exchange and MS Sharepoint
    • Options to do spam filtering and sync with most handheld devices
  • 9. Job Board
    • http://www.craigslist.org/
    • Free or reasonably priced job board
  • 10. Online Alerts
    • http:// www.google.com /alerts
    • A great way to keep track of your competitors
  • 11. Online Collaboration
    • http://www.basecamphq.com/
    • Reasonably priced project collaboration
  • 12. Online Collaboration
    • http:// www.conceptshare.com
    • Design collaboration
  • 13. Online Presentation Sharing
    • http:// www.slideshare.net /
    • For sharing powerpoint presentations
  • 14. Online Presentations
    • http:// www.vyew.com /
    • A free WebEx competitor
  • 15. Online Social Networking
    • http:// www.linkedin.com
    • The new LinkedIn Answers tab is especially useful
  • 16. Online storage
    • http://aws.amazon.com/s3
    • Not free, but a good option if you have large amounts (1TB+) of content you need online
  • 17. Online Video Sharing
    • http:// www.youtube.com
    • Useful for pitches and training material
  • 18. Open Source Software
    • http:// sourceforge.net/index.php
    • The largest repository of open source code and applications on the Internet
    • Look here before writing any code yourself!
  • 19. PBX
    • http:// www.onebox.com /
    • A virtual PBX
    • Same company that offers the dFax service
  • 20. PBX
    • http:// www.aptela.com /
    • A virtual PBX
  • 21. Online Survey
    • http:// www.surveymonkey.com /
    • A free online survey tool (with limitations), $20/month complete capabilities
    • Steep learning curve – if you’re going to make a commitment to online surveys you should take a look at WebSurveyor
  • 22. Tchotchkes
    • http:// www.cafepress.com /
    • A way to get your logo on moderate quality products at reasonable prices
  • 23. VoIP
    • http:// www.skype.com /
    • A free VoIP service that allows free outbound calls into the regular telephone network
  • 24. Web Traffic Analytics
    • http:// www.google.com /analytics/
    • Of course, you're giving an immense amount of data about traffic to your site to Google, but the price is right ...
  • 25. Wiki
    • http:// www.jot.com /
    • Jotspot (now part of Google) is a free wiki-based collaboration tool
  • 26. More Information
    • This is list is also available as a PDF at: http://www.earlystage.com/dc/onlineresources.pdf
    • If you have suggestions, updates, or additions, please email them to:
    Andy Forbes [email_address]