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Business tools we use at gurus forhire

  1. 1. Business Tools We Use At GurusForHire.com<br />Kevin Davis<br />801-703-7568<br />
  2. 2. Project Management<br />Contact Management<br />Calendaring<br />Tasks<br />Client Appointment Scheduling<br />Customer Communication<br />Remote Access<br />Payments<br />iGoogle Portal<br />Password Management<br />Types Of Tools I’ll Talk About<br />
  3. 3. Pelotonics<br />Web-Based Tool used to manage tasks with Offshore Team<br />Integrates with Google Docs<br />Integrates with Evernote<br />Alternatives<br />Basecamp<br />Clocking IT – Free<br />DotProject – Free – Fandango Installation<br />Project Management<br />
  4. 4. Open Project<br />Open-source alternative to Microsoft Project<br />Used on bigger projects (1-12 Months)<br />Benefits<br />Track Resource Assignments<br />Identify Dependent Tasks<br />Define Milestones<br />Adjust schedule as problems happen and see affect on schedule<br />Graphically display schedule with a Gantt Chart<br />Jing – Used to communicate changes to Designer/Developer easily and clearly<br />Other Project Mgmt Tools<br />
  5. 5. Core – Google Contacts<br />Thunderbird – Google Contacts Add-On<br />Blackberry – Google Sync<br />Sugar CRM – MyCRM Connector for Google Contacts<br />Each system updates the central records on Google Contacts<br />Each system is a 2-way interface<br />Contact Management<br />
  6. 6. Core - Google Calendar<br />Thunderbird<br />Provider For Google Calendar Add-on<br />Blackberry<br />Google Sync<br />Tungle.me for clients<br />Shows clients availability and allows them to book appointment through self-service portal<br />Calendaring<br />
  7. 7. Core – Remember The Milk<br />Blackberry<br />Thunderbird<br />Through Google Calendar<br />Currently not an updated add-On available<br />Google Calendar using the Remember The Milk Plug-in<br />Tasks<br />
  8. 8. Tungle.me<br />Completely integrated with Google Calendar<br />No longer have to manage two calendars<br />I simply manage the Google Calendar and Tungle.me is updated automatically<br />Alternatives<br />Timedriver<br />GenBook.com<br />Downside – Have to manage appointment calendar separately and update it at least every 3 months.<br />Client Appointment Scheduling<br />
  9. 9. Email – Thunderbird<br />Easily manages multiple accounts<br />Google Voice<br />Virtual Admins monitor and listen to voicemails<br />Skype – Cheap crystal clear communication<br />GotoMeeting.com – Helps walk through documents in real time. Can transfer control to them to show documents from their computer<br />Fill Any PDF<br />Contracts & Questionnaires<br />Drop.io – Collaboration tools<br />Customer Communication<br />
  10. 10. LogMeIn.com<br />Gives remote access to a PC for free<br />iPhone App<br />No file transfer with free version<br />Dropbox.com<br />File sharing across computers<br />Free version or paid for more storage<br />Remote Access<br />
  11. 11. Xoom.com<br />Used to pay offshore team<br />Link to bank account for transfers in a couple hours<br />Without linking to bank account transfer can take up to a week depending on amount<br />$4.99 a transfer<br />We can transfer up to $6000/month<br />Paypal<br />Google Checkout<br />Eventbrite – Great way to setup payment for webinars<br />Affiliate Tracking<br />Payments<br />
  12. 12. YouCalc.com Widgets<br />SugarCRM Pipeline Analysis<br />Google Adwords Stats<br />Google Analytics Stats<br />ZenDesk Stats<br />Salesforce.com Stats<br />Basecamp Integration<br />Highrise Integration<br />iGoogle Portal<br />
  13. 13. Roboform<br />Manages your passwords<br />Fills forms<br />Generates passwords<br />Print backup list<br />Can be installed on flashdrive or computer<br />Password Management<br />

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