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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
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Write – Word Processing
Calc – Spreadsheet
Impress – Presentation
Draw – Graphics
Base - Database
Graphics and Internet
Getting Your E-mail
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
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Sales and Prospecting
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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
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