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PowerPoint presentation for Sven Mogelgaard's Business Blastoff presentation at Shoreline City Hall on Tuesday June 1, 2010. Sorry, no audio

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Business Blastoff on a Budget Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Business Blastoff On A Budget
    Tools to help you start or grow your business without breaking the bank
  • 2. Getting Started
    Sound Business Advice
    Effective Networking and Advertising Tools
    Communication Tools
    Basic Productivity Tools
    Bells and Whistles – The Cool Stuff!
  • 3. Board of Directors
    Bookkeeping/Accounting
    Legal
    Mentor(s)
    Ongoing Education
  • 4. Promote Yourself!
    Get On Line
    Join (or CREATE) Networking Groups
    Community Involvement
    Demonstrate Your Expertise
    Network, Network, Network!
  • 5. Communication Tools
    Dedicated or virtual phone service?
    Toll free or local number?
    Cell phone or smart phone?
    Traditional or electronic newsletter?
  • 6. Basic Productivity Tools
    Word Processing
    Presentation Creation
    Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing
    E-mail
    Internet Publishing
    Accounting and Invoicing
  • 7. 600 Pound Gorilla
  • 8. FREE Alternative
    • Write – Word Processing
    • 9. Calc – Spreadsheet
    • 10. Impress – Presentation
    • 11. Draw – Graphics
    • 12. Base - Database
  • Graphics and Internet
  • 13. Getting Your E-mail
  • 14. Another Gorilla
  • 15. Your Internet Presence
    Register your own domain name
    Use your domain’s e-mail service
    Carefully consider maintaining your site
    Leverage Social Networking
    Keep it professional
  • 16. Register Your Domain
  • 17. Affordable Web Tools
    Dozens of applications
    Ala carte or in bundles
    Some free basic tools
  • 18. Social Networks
    Facebook
    Biznik
    Linkedin
    Plaxo
    Twitter
  • 19. Internet Visibility
    Understand and use keywords and meta tags
    Include Web address on all postings and profiles
    Update often (and make it relevant)
    Look for local search engine options
  • 20. Bells and Whistles
    File sharing and storage
    Collaboration
    CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
    Sales and prospecting
  • 21. File Sharing
  • 22. One of My Favorites
  • 23. Sales and Prospecting
  • 24. Visit Our Site!
    byteslaves.com
    Sign up for our Newsletter, check out our events calendar, download tools and utilities or shop for computers and games.
  • 25. Internet Resources
    AccessLine Communications – virtual PBX services, follow-me phone numbers and toll free numbers
    Constant Contact – Electronic newsletters, surveys, polls and more
    BNI and LeTip national networking groups
    Washington State Chamber of Commerce – directory of local Chambers of Commerce
  • 26. Internet Resources (2)
    Microsoft Office 2010 – site is still being updated
    OpenOffice Project – Open source office productivity
    Free Serif Software – Cool free software for graphics and Web
    Mozilla Thunderbird – E-mail Client
    Log Cabin Hosting – Quality Web hosting (Reseller for GoDaddy)
  • 27. Internet Resources (3)
    CoffeeCup Software – Everything you need to build and maintain a professional Web site.
    SugarSync – Hands down the coolest and most useful tool for sharing, syncing and backing up your data.
    DimDim – Online meeting and collaboration site.
    37 Signals – One-stop shopping for project management, CRM, chat, collaboration and sharing
    Act! – Top notch sales, prospecting and CRM software
  • 28. Internet Resources (4)
    Goldmine - Another great sales and prospecting tool
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