Time Savers, $$ Makers and Friend Creators: New Technology Tools - EntreFest! 2012


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Presentation given at EntreFest! Conference for Iowa Small Business Owners on March 8th, 2012. More info about the Iowa entrepreneur conference here: http://www.entrefest.com

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Time Savers, $$ Makers and Friend Creators: New Technology Tools - EntreFest! 2012

  1. 1. Time Savers, $$ Makers and Friend Creators: New Technology Tools Rob Williams Business Concierge, MyEntre.Net Business Analyst, University of Northern Iowa Barry Groh President, Mobile Media Innovation, LLC
  2. 2. Notes Before We Start • Use these applications & tips at your own risk… • I give no guarantee of their effectiveness for you • I promise that you will walk away from this presentation with at least one new useful tool* = FREE (or Freemium)*DISCLAIMER: Does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, hurricanes, or other acts of God, neglect,damage from improper use, incorrect line voltage, unauthorized use, unauthorized repair, improper installation, typos, broken antenna or marred cabinet,missing or altered serial numbers, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts, sonic boom vibrations, customer adjustments that are not covered in this list,and incidents owing to an airplane crash, ship sinking or taking on water, motor vehicle crashing, dropping the item, falling rocks, leaky roof, broken glass, diskfailure, accidental file deletions, mud slides, forest fire, hitting of a deer, milk coming out of your nose due to laughing while drinking, or projectiles, which caninclude, but are not limited to, arrows, bullet shots, BBs, lasers, napalm, torpedoes, emissions of X-rays, Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays, knives, stones, etc.
  3. 3. Hubspot Free Marketing Tools-Marketing Grader -Generates Report of your website-Twitter Grader -Easy to understand grade for your Twitter account, will automatically tell you areas of concern http://www.hubspot.com/marketing-tools/
  4. 4. If This Then That…Using the ifttt platform you can create rules thatautomate just about any online process.Examples:-Copy all Instagram photos to Dropbox/Facebook-Push Google+ posts to Twitter-Auto thank mentions on Twitter-When free mp3 added to Amazon, send e-mail-When rain/snow coming, send e-mail-Send Google reader articles to Kindle ifttt website: http://ifttt.com Ifttt recipes: http://ifttt.com/recipes Tip Article 1: http://www.lockergnome.com/social/2012/01/13/the-15-best- ifttt-recipes/ Tip Article 2: http://www.tested.com/news/10-clever-ways-to-automate-your- online-life-with-ifttt/2915/
  5. 5. Wave AccountingFrom their website:Unlimited invoices... unlimitedexpense tracking... automaticbackup... customizable reports...customizable accounts... foreigncurrency... all this and more, for threeeasy payments of $0. http://waveaccounting.com/
  6. 6. PasspackPasspack is an online password managerthat can securely maintain up to 100 ofyour logins along with plenty of additionalspace for text notes (all encrypted, ofcourse). Additional features includesharing, auto-login and a desktop app forfaster entry. http://passpack.com/en/home/
  7. 7. E pluribus unum – Gmail (Ex uno plura)Extra E-mail Addresses:• @Googlemail.com domain• Use additional ‘.’ in username• Use ‘+’ at end of username •Google Filters to Sort Gmail Account: http://www.gmail.com More Gmail Tips: http://www.htstechtips.com/2010/09/24/multiple- google-email-addresses-one-gmail-account/
  8. 8. ZamZarZamZar allows you quickly format allsorts of files in all sorts of ways… allfree! Extra Tip: -pdf@zamzar.com -gif@zamzar.com -doc@zamzar.com -jpg@zamzar.com http://zamzar.com
  9. 9. ZenCashZenCash helps freelancers and smallbusinesses with receivables. Theirsystem automatically plugs into youraccounting/invoicing software and canbe programmed to send out reminderpayment text messages, thank younotes, and even collection phone callson your behalf. http://www.zencash.com/
  10. 10. xNeat Clipboard ManagerThe xNeat clipboard manager allowswindows operating system users tocopy and paste multiple items. http://www.xneat.com/clipboard-manager/index.htm
  11. 11. Open OfficeA free software alternative toMicrosoft Office Suite. Includesprograms that assist with writing,advanced calculating, presentationcreation, etc.Especially helpful when you haveformats that do not seem to opencorrectly in Microsoft Office. Useinterchangeably when problems arise. http://www.openoffice.org/
  12. 12. DoodleAppointments as easy as 1-2-3: 1) Create Poll 2) Invite Participants 3) Confirm Date/Time http://www.doodle.com/
  13. 13. Browser Privacy & Protection http://lifehacker.com/5887140/everyones-trying-to-track-what-you- do-on-the-web-heres-how-to-stop-them
  14. 14. PodioPodio is a Facebook-like network for work. Comes complete with applications thatextend functionality. Includes services like internal messaging, project managementspaces, tasks, internal and external membership, calendar, budget tracking, andtimecards. Free for five or fewer employees and five or fewer external members. https://company.podio.com/
  15. 15. Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com
  16. 16. Bonus: Twitter Tips http://twitterdraw.com/
  17. 17. Bonus: Twitter Tips 2 http://www.tweriod.com http://bufferapp.com
  18. 18. Bonus: Twitter Tips 3 http://www.timely.is
  19. 19. Let’s Continue the Convo! Connect with me: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/_RobWilliams On LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertwill via E-mail: rob.williams@myentre.net via Online Chat: http://bit.ly/hZgrAz