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Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting
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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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  • 1. 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
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Web-Based(SaaS) Business Tools:
    • Essentials (Email, Calendar, Web, Docs, etc)
    • 4. Project / Task Management
    • 5. Finance / Accounting / Invoicing
    • 6. Marketing Services
    • 7. Social Media Management
    • 8. Services I Would Die Without
  • ESSENTIALS
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Essentials: Google Apps
  • 11. Essentials: Google Apps
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Essentials: Microsoft Office
    http://office.microsoft.com
  • 14. Essentials: Microsoft Office
    http://www.officelive.com
  • 15. 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
  • 16. Essentials: Go Daddy
    http://www.godaddy.com/
  • 17. PROJECT / TASK MANAGEMENT
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Project / Task Management: Toodledo
    http://www.toodledo.com
  • 20. 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
  • 21. Project / Task Management: Basecamp
    http://basecamphq.com/
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Project / Task Management: Freedcamp
    http://freedcamp.com/
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Project / Task Management: Discourse
    http://www.discoursehq.com/
  • 26. 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)
  • 27. FINANCE / ACCOUNTING / INVOICING
  • 28. 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
  • 29. 26
    Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Freshbooks
  • 30. 27
    Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Wave
    http://waveaccounting.com/
    What is it?
    Simple accounting
    How much does it cost?
    Free, follows the Mint.com model
  • 31. 28
    Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Wave
  • 32. 29
    Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: BofA
    https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/
    What is it?
    Online banking
    How much does it cost?
    Free?
  • 33. Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: BofA
    https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/
  • 34. 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
  • 35. Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: WorkingPoint
    http://www.workingpoint.com/
  • 36. MARKETING SERVICES
  • 37. 34
    Marketing Services: Mailchimp
    http://www.mailchimp.com/
    What is it?
    Email marketing
    How much does it cost?
    Free up to 2,000 subscribers
  • 38. Marketing Services: Mailchimp
    http://www.mailchimp.com/
  • 39. 36
    Marketing Services: Google Analytics
    http://www.google.com/analytics/
    What is it?
    Helpful tools for website optimization
    How much does it cost?
    Free
  • 40. 37
    Marketing Services: Google Analytics
    http://www.google.com/analytics/
  • 41. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
  • 42. 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
  • 43. 40
    Social Media Management: SproutSocial
  • 44. 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
  • 45. 42
    Social Media Management: TodayPulse
  • 46. SERVICES I WOULD DIE WITHOUT
  • 47. 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
  • 48. Services I Would Die Without : SugarSync
    https://www.sugarsync.com/
  • 49. 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
  • 50. 47
    Services I Would Die Without: LastPass
    https://lastpass.com
  • 51. Services I Would Die Without: LightShot
    http://lightshot.skillbrains.com
    What is it?
    Easily clips screenshots
    How much does it cost?
    Free
  • 52. Services I Would Die Without: LightShot
    http://lightshot.skillbrains.com
  • 53. Shoutouts: WiseStamp, CC Search, Adobe
    http://labs.creativecommons.org/demos/search/?q=
    http://www.wisestamp.com/
    http://www.adobe.com/products/
  • 54. Free Social Business Guide for Facebook:
    http://thesocialbusiness.com/Facebook
    James Gentes
    Founder & CEO
    james@thesocialbusiness.com
    541.393.2395
    THANKYOU
  • 55. James Gentes
    Founder & CEO
    james@thesocialbusiness.com
    541.393.2395
    THANKYOU

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