Technology The Net And Your Time

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