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  • 1. Websites for Small Business Steve Holt, Director of Instructional Technology Center & Web Services
  • 2. Communicating w/ customers
    • www.constantcontact.com
      • Emailing your customers with product promotions, tips & tricks, etc
    • www.tatango.com
      • Group text messaging
    • www.eyejot.com
      • Software-free, online video messaging service
    • www.webex.com
      • Online video conferencing
  • 3. Saving money
    • www.youconvertit.com
      • www.zamzar.com
      • Don’t buy that expensive software just to create files you need, convert it!
    • Office 2007 PDF plugin
      • Acrobat is expensive, so create PDFs for free with Office 2007
    • www.yousendit.com
      • Send large files via email for free (100 MB)
    • www.tucows.com
      • Freeware and shareware
  • 4. Saving money
    • http://skype.com/business/
      • Make calls to anywhere
  • 5. Traveling smart
    • www.jiwire.com/
      • Look for free WIFI spots around the country
    • www.yapta.com
      • They monitor your flights for you
    • www.bing.com/travel
      • They predict if ticket prices are going to go up or down
    • http://www.atmlocator.info/
      • ATM locator
  • 6. Get information
    • www.whitepages.com
    • www.switchboard.com
    • www.google.com/reader
      • Let Google monitor key words for you and they’ll notify you via email
    • http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp
      • Find zip codes
    • www.bennetyee.org/ucsd-pages/area.html
      • Find area codes
    • Text 46645 (googl) for anything
  • 7. Managing finances
    • http://quickbooksonline.intuit.com
      • Manage your business finances online. Allow multiple locations to use it.
    • www.mint.com
      • Free service to manage your finances, consolidate all your online finance accounts, track your investments, manage your bills, manage your budget
  • 8. Get Help
    • www.protonic.com
      • Free tech support for your technology problems
    • www.calculator.com
      • Free online calculators for just about anything
    • www.sprouter.com
      • Look for others that might be doing the same thing that you are doing
  • 9. Increasing productivity
    • www.microsoft.com/word
    • www.microsoft.com/excel
    • www.microsoft.com/powerpoint
      • Watch tutorials, learn something new, get help
    • www.gethuman.com
      • Don’t waste time on the phone
    • www.logmein.com
      • Connect remotely to your computers
    • www.google.com/docs
      • Collaborate together
  • 10. Be conscious
    • www.freecycle.org
      • Get rid of stuff you don’t want, find stuff you need… for free!
  • 11. Protect yourself
    • www.mozy.com
    • www.fileqube.com
    • http://skydrive.live.com/
      • Free online file storage
    • www.10minutemail.com
      • It only works for 10 min.
    • www.google.com/latitude
      • Find out where your employees are
  • 12. Make money
    • www.google.com/adsense
      • Ads get placed on your website by Google and you get $ every time someone clicks on them
    • www.google.com/adwords
      • Google creates an ad for your business and places it on other websites
  • 13. Market with social media
    • www.youtube.com
    • www.vimeo.com
      • Video speaks louder than words
    • www.facebook.com/pages
      • Use the ‘fan pages’ feature to connect with your customers
      • www.involver.com (apps for your page)
    • www.twitter.com
      • Real-time updates for your customers and supporters. Use as a help-line.
  • 14. Social media inside
    • www.yammer.com
      • Allow your employees to collaborate and share
    • www.socialtext.com
      • Allow your employees to collaborate and share a little bit more
  • 15. QUESTIONS? Steve Holt [email_address] 731-881-7609 www.utm.edu/itc