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Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
 

Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting

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You want to start or operate your business at the lowest cost, while you burn through your savings and build your initial client base, right? ...

You want to start or operate your business at the lowest cost, while you burn through your savings and build your initial client base, right?

These web-based (Software as a Service) business tools will help you manage the critical aspects of your business operations without breaking the bank. In other words, don’t blow your hard earned money on things you can get for (damn near) free, at least until you’ve grown your business enough to need more.

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    Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting Presentation Transcript

    • BEST WEBAPPS FOR SOCIAL
      BUSINESS
      CONSULTING
      We help companies engage their customers through social media and measure the business results.
      James Gentes
      Founder & CEO
      james@thesocialbusiness.com
      877.847.8163
    • James Gentes, Founder
      Previously Vice President of Client Servicesat
      Clients:
      2 Years Director of Product Managementat
      • 10 Years Product Management at
    • WARNING:
      This presentation isn’t entirely about social media management tools, it’s about the services that social media consultants can use to run their business.
    • Web-Based(SaaS) Business Tools:
      • Essentials (Email, Calendar, Web, Docs, etc)
      • Project / Task Management
      • Finance / Accounting / Invoicing
      • Marketing Services
      • Social Media Management
      • Services I Would Die Without
    • ESSENTIALS
    • Essentials: Google Apps
      http://www.google.com/apps/
      6
      What is it?
      Email, Calendar, and collaborative document management
      How much does it cost?
      Free for < 50 email addresses
    • Essentials: Google Apps
    • Essentials: Google Apps
    • 9
      Essentials: Microsoft Office
      http://office.microsoft.com
      What is it?
      Word, Excel, Powerpoint
      How much does it cost?
      About $200 or < $100 for students
    • Essentials: Microsoft Office
      http://office.microsoft.com
    • Essentials: Microsoft Office
      http://www.officelive.com
    • Essentials: Go Daddy
      http://www.godaddy.com/
      What is it?
      Cheap domain hosting and other free services, such as Wordpress & MySQL
      How much does it cost?
      < $10/mo
    • Essentials: Go Daddy
      http://www.godaddy.com/
    • PROJECT / TASK MANAGEMENT
    • 15
      Project / Task Management: Toodledo
      http://www.toodledo.com
      What is it?
      Highly flexible task management tool
      How much does it cost?
      $15 per year
    • Project / Task Management: Toodledo
      http://www.toodledo.com
    • 17
      Project / Task Management: Basecamp
      http://basecamphq.com/
      What is it?
      Simple and popular project management tool
      How much does it cost?
      Free for 1 project, otherwise $24/mo
    • Project / Task Management: Basecamp
      http://basecamphq.com/
    • 19
      Project / Task Management: Freedcamp
      http://freedcamp.com/
      What is it?
      Free / open source project management tool
      How much does it cost?
      Free until you need lots of storage
    • Project / Task Management: Freedcamp
      http://freedcamp.com/
    • 21
      Project / Task Management: Discourse
      http://www.discoursehq.com/
      What is it?
      Social CRM – provides project management + opportunity / sales pipeline management
      How much does it cost?
      $5/user/mo, same as Salesforce
    • Project / Task Management: Discourse
      http://www.discoursehq.com/
    • Project / Task Management: Discourse
      Why I like it:
      Super simple for customers (no login required)
      Opportunities / Leads turn into Projects once won
      Linkedin integration (my business CRM)
    • FINANCE / ACCOUNTING / INVOICING
    • 25
      Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Freshbooks
      http://www.freshbooks.com/
      What is it?
      Simple invoicing
      How much does it cost?
      Free up to 5 clients, then $19/mo
    • 26
      Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Freshbooks
    • 27
      Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Wave
      http://waveaccounting.com/
      What is it?
      Simple accounting
      How much does it cost?
      Free, follows the Mint.com model
    • 28
      Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Wave
    • 29
      Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: BofA
      https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/
      What is it?
      Online banking
      How much does it cost?
      Free?
    • Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: BofA
      https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/
    • 31
      Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: WorkingPoint
      http://www.workingpoint.com/
      What is it?
      All in one Finance / Accounting / Invoicing
      How much does it cost?
      $9/mo
    • Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: WorkingPoint
      http://www.workingpoint.com/
    • MARKETING SERVICES
    • 34
      Marketing Services: Mailchimp
      http://www.mailchimp.com/
      What is it?
      Email marketing
      How much does it cost?
      Free up to 2,000 subscribers
    • Marketing Services: Mailchimp
      http://www.mailchimp.com/
    • 36
      Marketing Services: Google Analytics
      http://www.google.com/analytics/
      What is it?
      Helpful tools for website optimization
      How much does it cost?
      Free
    • 37
      Marketing Services: Google Analytics
      http://www.google.com/analytics/
    • SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
    • 39
      Social Media Management: SproutSocial
      http://sproutsocial.com/
      What is it?
      Manage & Analyze activity on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin
      How much does it cost?
      $9/mo
    • 40
      Social Media Management: SproutSocial
    • 41
      Social Media Management: TodayPulse
      http://www.todaypulse.com/
      What is it?
      Manage & Analyze activity on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin
      How much does it cost?
      $24/mo
    • 42
      Social Media Management: TodayPulse
    • SERVICES I WOULD DIE WITHOUT
    • 44
      Services I Would Die Without : SugarSync
      https://www.sugarsync.com/
      What is it?
      Synchronize folders across different computers
      How much does it cost?
      $50/year
    • Services I Would Die Without : SugarSync
      https://www.sugarsync.com/
    • 46
      Services I Would Die Without: LastPass
      https://lastpass.com
      What is it?
      Create different, secure passwords for every site, and manage them all
      How much does it cost?
      Free
    • 47
      Services I Would Die Without: LastPass
      https://lastpass.com
    • Services I Would Die Without: LightShot
      http://lightshot.skillbrains.com
      What is it?
      Easily clips screenshots
      How much does it cost?
      Free
    • Services I Would Die Without: LightShot
      http://lightshot.skillbrains.com
    • Shoutouts: WiseStamp, CC Search, Adobe
      http://labs.creativecommons.org/demos/search/?q=
      http://www.wisestamp.com/
      http://www.adobe.com/products/
    • Free Social Business Guide for Facebook:
      http://thesocialbusiness.com/Facebook
      James Gentes
      Founder & CEO
      james@thesocialbusiness.com
      541.393.2395
      THANKYOU
    • James Gentes
      Founder & CEO
      james@thesocialbusiness.com
      541.393.2395
      THANKYOU