10 Tech Solutions you need for small business

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To help entrepreneurs realize their full potential. This deck from Navarrow Wright about the top 10 essential technology solutions every entrepreneur needs to compete successfully.

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10 Tech Solutions you need for small business

  1. 1. February 25, 2015 Presented by Navarrow Wright Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement.
  2. 2. Technology Has Taken Me Everywhere Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 2
  3. 3. About Me • Production credits on 5 of the first 6 BET Awards • Co-founded Globalgrind.com w/ Russell Simmons • Appeared on Run’s house • Appeared on CNN Black in America w/ Soledad O’Brien • Have started several companies from my home • Current Businesses – Maximum Leverage Solutions – NxtScreen – Close The Divide Project Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 3
  4. 4. About Me • Born & raised Trenton NJ • Father was habitual gambler • First to graduate college • Wouldn’t have believed you Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 4
  5. 5. Addicted To Opportunity Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 5
  6. 6. Addicted To Opportunity Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 6
  7. 7. Addicted To Opportunity Opportunities Opportunities Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 7
  8. 8. Environmental Constraints Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 8
  9. 9. Technology – David Beating Goliath Technology allows you to make major moves as a micro business • Get your message and product out to a wider audience • Run your business from anywhere • Change your offering quickly to respond to customer feedback • Local presence, global impact Technology is the tool that levels the playing field Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 9
  10. 10. Technology Is Moving Faster Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 10
  11. 11. Technology – The Power of The Napkin Technology allows you to take your ideas and make them real • Low cost of entry • Variety of tools available • Removes location & size from being barriers • Allows you to start NOW! Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 11
  12. 12. #1 Your Network • Define your customers and communicate your brand – Leverage your current networks to “Validate” your idea – See if they will “buy” from you • What social media do you use today? – Don’t just “be there” have a plan – Not talking about “selfies” either • Are you LinkedIn? – Business groups – Link to articles to be seen as an authority. – Become a Linkedin influencer Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 12
  13. 13. Hardest Part of Building A Business is Starting What is a Startup?… A human institution designed to create new products and services under conditions of extreme uncertainty Eric Reis Author: the lean Startup Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 13
  14. 14. #1 Your Network • Build, Measure & learn using your network for under $100 – Grab a domain name from Godaddy.com $12 – Create a simple page using Launchrock.co $0.00 – Send an email newsletter out to your network ( ex. Mailchimp) $0.00 – Create twitter and Facebook Presence $0.00 – Test marketing messages on different pages using Unbounce $0.00 – Create a Wordpress site using free themes $20 – Build a mobile ready ecommerce platform on Shopify $24 – Measure the feedback Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 14
  15. 15. #2 Be Found Online – Mobile Drives Purchases 78% of U.S. Internet users go online to search for information about products and services. Pew Research, 9/2010 32% have posted product reviews or comments online. Pew Research, 9/2010 67% said a mobile-friendly site makes them more likely to buy a product or use a service. Google, 2012 50% of mobile searches lead to purchase whether online or in store. Google “The Mobile Movement: Understanding Smartphone Users,” 2011 11% of the total U.S. retail ecommerce sales were from mobile devices, totaling nearly $25 billion in 2012. eMarketer, 1/2013 Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 15
  16. 16. #3 Hardware to Ensure Productivity Tablet Computers Ideal solution for many small businesses and their mobile workforces. •Mobile Point-of-Sales •Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Printing •Sales Force Automation •Electronic Form Replacement •Apps for Surveillance •Presentation Tools •Document Access via the Cloud Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi • Connect up to 10 Wi–Fi enabled devices at one time in 4G and five devices at one time in 3G. • Global Ready™–Supports GSM data roaming in over 200 countries • Interactive OLED Display lets you easily check connection status and view SMS usage alerts Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 16
  17. 17. #4 What’s the Cloud? And How Does it Benefit Me? Key Benefits of Cloud Solutions • Backup Essential Data – Start with your phone • Reduce overall IT costs because Cloud solutions providers manage all of the infrastructure – no hardware or maintenance costs • Enjoy solutions that grow with your business and enable you to provide access to customers, consultants or employees as necessary • Improve productivity with the ability to access key documents remotely – so you can conduct business anytime, anywhere Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 17
  18. 18. #4 What’s the Cloud? Verizon Cloud • Demo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxSuaYrYZis • Protect against a lost phone. Sync important info. – Contacts – Call logs – Text messages – Photos • Stream Music & Video – Store songs and movies on Verizon Cloud – Stream them to your device – no download needed • Free Storage – First 25GB Free for Verizon Customers with More Everything Plans. • Upgrade to 75 GB; 125 GB Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 18
  19. 19. #4 What’s the Cloud? iCloud and Google Drive • Do you have an iPhone, iPod or Apple computer? – iCloud allows you to access all of your favorite music, pictures, email and more from the cloud. • If you use an Android smartphone, tablet or a Windows laptop or PC – consider Google Drive – Save email attachments directly from Gmail to your Google Drive account – Create folders, upload, store and categorize important documents – Save and share documents in Google Drive by managing permissions Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 19
  20. 20. #4 What’s the Cloud? Cloud Solutions for your Mobile • Google Apps – Google Drive – Google Docs – Google Hangout – Google Voice • Evernote – Text , photo and audio notes the are sycnhed across all of your devices • DropBox – File storage synched across all of your devices Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 20
  21. 21. #5 Mobile Credit Card Payments Intuit GoPayment Credit card reader for smartphones and tablets that provides an easy, inexpensive way for anyone who wants to get paid with a credit card. • • • • Seamless integration with QuickBooks Get paid anytime and anywhere Get Started for free Easy to sign up; Easy to use Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material isis not permitted to any unauthorized persons third parties except by written agreement. 21 disclosure or distribution of this material not permitted to any unauthorized persons or or third parties except by written agreement.
  22. 22. #6 Tools to Drive Finance Management Quick books: PageOnce Money & Bills Send Invoices, track expenses. Quickbooks allows to track all aspects of your business, also offer POS services Pageonce simplifies your daily financial life by providing a snapshot of your money, bills and more. Keep tabs on account balances, monitor investments and get real-time alerts about upcoming bill due dates, suspicious account activity, overdraft fees and more. Shoeboxed Simply send Shoeboxed your receipts, business cards, bills and other documents and everything will be carefully sorted and scanned into a secure online account. All of the organized data, including an IRSaccepted image of each document. Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 22
  23. 23. #7 Improve Collaboration • Collaborate with team and clients leveraging the cloud – Collaborate on documents using Google Apps – Access calendars for product delivery and service scheduling (ex. Basecamp) – Connect in real time using Google chat and Google hangouts – Conduct presentations using the latest in collaborative mobile software, ie. Fuze Meeting; Cisco WebEx Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material isis not permitted to any unauthorized persons third parties except by written agreement. 23 disclosure or distribution of this material not permitted to any unauthorized persons or or third parties except by written agreement.
  24. 24. #8 Great Customer Service Anywhere • Automate sales force and Customer service functions by the cloud – Create agreements on the fly with Shake agreements – Respond to customers in real time using Olark – Review, edit and sign contracts stored in the Cloud w/ DocuSign – Conduct presentations using the latest in collaborative mobile software, ie. Fuze Meeting; Cisco WebEx Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material isis not permitted to any unauthorized persons third parties except by written agreement. 24 disclosure or distribution of this material not permitted to any unauthorized persons or or third parties except by written agreement.
  25. 25. #9 Stay Organized, Stay Productive Hotel Tonight Vlingo – Virtual Assistant Uber Vlingo is your very own Virtual Assistant. Simply speak to Vlingo and it will help you get more done, faster and easier than before. .Uber is evolving the way the world moves. HotelTonight was founded in By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers December 2010 to provide easy mobile through our apps, we make cities more booking of same-day unsold hotel accessible, inventory. Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 25
  26. 26. #10 Your Network - Everywhere How To Stay Connected • Always having access to the Internet for all your devices is key • Being portable but having a consistent number for your business builds confidence • Wi-Fi is not everywhere • Inexpensive main phone number for your business that is not tied to mobile phone for when you grow Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 26
  27. 27. #10 Your Network – Everywhere Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice • Give you always avail access for your devices • A dedicated phone line with voicemail • You can set up the device anywhere • Broadband solution with enhanced signal strength • Ideal for setting up a temporary office • Portable for use in multiple locations; plug and play • Provides 4 Ethernet ports; connect up to 20 devices on Wi-Fi Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement. 27
  28. 28. Questions? Confidential and proprietary materials for authorized Verizon personnel and outside agencies only. Use, disclosure or distribution of this material is not permitted to any unauthorized persons or third parties except by written agreement.

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