Technology The Net And Your Time

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  • Technology The Net And Your Time

    1. 1. Tips & Tools for Your Business Bill Dotson http://www.billdotson.com 859 361 4464 [email_address]
    2. 3. <ul><li>Your Office </li></ul><ul><li>Tools on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Web Tips for Your Site </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Being busy is not being productive </li></ul><ul><li>Live each day well </li></ul><ul><li>Staying on top of things is part of your “job” </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple paychecks is better than one paycheck </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking Time is no fun: Verasage </li></ul><ul><li>You compete globally and locally </li></ul><ul><li>Make money when you can </li></ul>
    4. 5. <ul><li>Weekly – Back-up, A/V Updates, Financials </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly – Purge old project files </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly – Archive docs into “This Year” file structure </li></ul><ul><li>Every Three Years – new system, new programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use Outlook or other reminder systems to help you </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>NetSuite – accounting, web store, SFA, and CRM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshbooks.com – billing & time tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skype and On State </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Rate Mobile Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail – handles domain e-mail for free </li></ul><ul><li>Internal How To’s in a Google Site </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Calendar Synchronization: SyncMyCal , Google Calendar, Outlook, Blackberry </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Updates: LinkedIn Toolbar and Fonebook </li></ul><ul><li>Back-up: Carbonite.com </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords: Keepass </li></ul><ul><li>Design: Paint.net , SnagIt </li></ul><ul><li>PDFs: FoxIt </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>VLC – media player with a laptop and kids! </li></ul><ul><li>Image Management – Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>eFax – scan and get a fax </li></ul><ul><li>Office 2007 – Esp. Excel’s Capture from Web </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Phones: Saveonphone.com to buy, freeconferencecall.com for con calls </li></ul><ul><li>Payments: PayPal.com </li></ul><ul><li>Domains: GoDaddy </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting: GoDaddy – but about to switch! </li></ul><ul><li>Spicing up proposals: iStockPhoto and Flickr (CC) </li></ul><ul><li>Jigsaw for sales contacts </li></ul><ul><li>TubeMogul </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Instant Messaging: Meebo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Gethuman.com – skip phone trees </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare.net , Docstoc , Scribd , and Wikipedia – look up info </li></ul><ul><li>Commission Junction </li></ul><ul><li>Copilot or WebEx or GoToMeeting </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Keep the code updated! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a back-up </li></ul><ul><li>Get a How To guide from your designer/host </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to contact you </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.websitegrader.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile? </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Content! ‘Nuf Said </li></ul><ul><li>Put video on your site </li></ul><ul><li>Try building a resource: 1:100 ratio </li></ul>

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