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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
      Tools to help you start or grow your business without breaking the bank
    • Getting Started
      Sound Business Advice
      Effective Networking and Advertising Tools
      Communication Tools
      Basic Productivity Tools
      Bells and Whistles – The Cool Stuff!
    • Board of Directors
      Bookkeeping/Accounting
      Legal
      Mentor(s)
      Ongoing Education
    • Promote Yourself!
      Get On Line
      Join (or CREATE) Networking Groups
      Community Involvement
      Demonstrate Your Expertise
      Network, Network, Network!
    • Communication Tools
      Dedicated or virtual phone service?
      Toll free or local number?
      Cell phone or smart phone?
      Traditional or electronic newsletter?
    • Basic Productivity Tools
      Word Processing
      Presentation Creation
      Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing
      E-mail
      Internet Publishing
      Accounting and Invoicing
    • 600 Pound Gorilla
    • FREE Alternative
      • Write – Word Processing
      • Calc – Spreadsheet
      • Impress – Presentation
      • Draw – Graphics
      • Base - Database
    • Graphics and Internet
    • Getting Your E-mail
    • Another Gorilla
    • 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
    • Register Your Domain
    • Affordable Web Tools
      Dozens of applications
      Ala carte or in bundles
      Some free basic tools
    • Social Networks
      Facebook
      Biznik
      Linkedin
      Plaxo
      Twitter
    • 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
    • Bells and Whistles
      File sharing and storage
      Collaboration
      CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
      Sales and prospecting
    • File Sharing
    • One of My Favorites
    • Sales and Prospecting
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • Internet Resources (4)
      Goldmine - Another great sales and prospecting tool
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