Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting

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You want to start or operate your business at the lowest cost, while you burn through your savings and build your initial client base, right?

These web-based (Software as a Service) business tools will help you manage the critical aspects of your business operations without breaking the bank. In other words, don’t blow your hard earned money on things you can get for (damn near) free, at least until you’ve grown your business enough to need more.

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Best Web Apps for Social Business Consulting

  1. 1. BEST WEBAPPS FOR SOCIAL <br />BUSINESS <br />CONSULTING<br />We help companies engage their customers through social media and measure the business results.<br />James Gentes<br />Founder & CEO<br />james@thesocialbusiness.com<br />877.847.8163<br />
  2. 2. James Gentes, Founder<br />Previously Vice President of Client Servicesat <br />Clients:<br />2 Years Director of Product Managementat<br /><ul><li>10 Years Product Management at </li></li></ul><li>WARNING:<br />This presentation isn’t entirely about social media management tools, it’s about the services that social media consultants can use to run their business.<br />
  3. 3. Web-Based(SaaS) Business Tools:<br /><ul><li>Essentials (Email, Calendar, Web, Docs, etc)
  4. 4. Project / Task Management
  5. 5. Finance / Accounting / Invoicing
  6. 6. Marketing Services
  7. 7. Social Media Management
  8. 8. Services I Would Die Without</li></li></ul><li>ESSENTIALS<br />
  9. 9. Essentials: Google Apps<br />http://www.google.com/apps/<br />6<br />What is it?<br />Email, Calendar, and collaborative document management<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free for < 50 email addresses<br />
  10. 10. Essentials: Google Apps<br />
  11. 11. Essentials: Google Apps<br />
  12. 12. 9<br />Essentials: Microsoft Office<br />http://office.microsoft.com<br />What is it?<br />Word, Excel, Powerpoint<br />How much does it cost?<br />About $200 or < $100 for students<br />
  13. 13. Essentials: Microsoft Office<br />http://office.microsoft.com<br />
  14. 14. Essentials: Microsoft Office<br />http://www.officelive.com<br />
  15. 15. Essentials: Go Daddy<br />http://www.godaddy.com/<br />What is it?<br />Cheap domain hosting and other free services, such as Wordpress & MySQL<br />How much does it cost?<br />< $10/mo<br />
  16. 16. Essentials: Go Daddy<br />http://www.godaddy.com/<br />
  17. 17. PROJECT / TASK MANAGEMENT<br />
  18. 18. 15<br />Project / Task Management: Toodledo<br />http://www.toodledo.com<br />What is it?<br />Highly flexible task management tool<br />How much does it cost?<br />$15 per year<br />
  19. 19. Project / Task Management: Toodledo<br />http://www.toodledo.com<br />
  20. 20. 17<br />Project / Task Management: Basecamp<br />http://basecamphq.com/<br />What is it?<br />Simple and popular project management tool<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free for 1 project, otherwise $24/mo<br />
  21. 21. Project / Task Management: Basecamp<br />http://basecamphq.com/<br />
  22. 22. 19<br />Project / Task Management: Freedcamp<br />http://freedcamp.com/<br />What is it?<br />Free / open source project management tool<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free until you need lots of storage<br />
  23. 23. Project / Task Management: Freedcamp<br />http://freedcamp.com/<br />
  24. 24. 21<br />Project / Task Management: Discourse<br />http://www.discoursehq.com/<br />What is it?<br />Social CRM – provides project management + opportunity / sales pipeline management<br />How much does it cost?<br />$5/user/mo, same as Salesforce<br />
  25. 25. Project / Task Management: Discourse<br />http://www.discoursehq.com/<br />
  26. 26. Project / Task Management: Discourse<br />Why I like it:<br />Super simple for customers (no login required)<br />Opportunities / Leads turn into Projects once won<br />Linkedin integration (my business CRM)<br />
  27. 27. FINANCE / ACCOUNTING / INVOICING<br />
  28. 28. 25<br />Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Freshbooks<br />http://www.freshbooks.com/<br />What is it?<br />Simple invoicing<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free up to 5 clients, then $19/mo<br />
  29. 29. 26<br />Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Freshbooks<br />
  30. 30. 27<br />Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Wave<br />http://waveaccounting.com/<br />What is it?<br />Simple accounting<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free, follows the Mint.com model<br />
  31. 31. 28<br />Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: Wave<br />
  32. 32. 29<br />Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: BofA<br />https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/<br />What is it?<br />Online banking<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free?<br />
  33. 33. Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: BofA<br />https://www.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/<br />
  34. 34. 31<br />Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: WorkingPoint<br />http://www.workingpoint.com/<br />What is it?<br />All in one Finance / Accounting / Invoicing<br />How much does it cost?<br />$9/mo<br />
  35. 35. Finance / Accounting / Invoicing: WorkingPoint<br />http://www.workingpoint.com/<br />
  36. 36. MARKETING SERVICES<br />
  37. 37. 34<br />Marketing Services: Mailchimp<br />http://www.mailchimp.com/<br />What is it?<br />Email marketing<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free up to 2,000 subscribers<br />
  38. 38. Marketing Services: Mailchimp<br />http://www.mailchimp.com/<br />
  39. 39. 36<br />Marketing Services: Google Analytics<br />http://www.google.com/analytics/<br />What is it?<br />Helpful tools for website optimization<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free<br />
  40. 40. 37<br />Marketing Services: Google Analytics<br />http://www.google.com/analytics/<br />
  41. 41. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT<br />
  42. 42. 39<br />Social Media Management: SproutSocial<br />http://sproutsocial.com/<br />What is it?<br />Manage & Analyze activity on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin<br />How much does it cost?<br />$9/mo<br />
  43. 43. 40<br />Social Media Management: SproutSocial<br />
  44. 44. 41<br />Social Media Management: TodayPulse<br />http://www.todaypulse.com/<br />What is it?<br />Manage & Analyze activity on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin<br />How much does it cost?<br />$24/mo<br />
  45. 45. 42<br />Social Media Management: TodayPulse<br />
  46. 46. SERVICES I WOULD DIE WITHOUT<br />
  47. 47. 44<br />Services I Would Die Without : SugarSync<br />https://www.sugarsync.com/<br />What is it?<br />Synchronize folders across different computers<br />How much does it cost?<br />$50/year<br />
  48. 48. Services I Would Die Without : SugarSync<br />https://www.sugarsync.com/<br />
  49. 49. 46<br />Services I Would Die Without: LastPass<br />https://lastpass.com<br />What is it?<br />Create different, secure passwords for every site, and manage them all<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free<br />
  50. 50. 47<br />Services I Would Die Without: LastPass<br />https://lastpass.com<br />
  51. 51. Services I Would Die Without: LightShot<br />http://lightshot.skillbrains.com<br />What is it?<br />Easily clips screenshots<br />How much does it cost?<br />Free<br />
  52. 52. Services I Would Die Without: LightShot<br />http://lightshot.skillbrains.com<br />
  53. 53. Shoutouts: WiseStamp, CC Search, Adobe<br />http://labs.creativecommons.org/demos/search/?q=<br />http://www.wisestamp.com/<br />http://www.adobe.com/products/<br />
  54. 54. Free Social Business Guide for Facebook:<br />http://thesocialbusiness.com/Facebook<br />James Gentes<br />Founder & CEO<br />james@thesocialbusiness.com<br />541.393.2395<br />THANKYOU<br />
  55. 55. James Gentes<br />Founder & CEO<br />james@thesocialbusiness.com<br />541.393.2395<br />THANKYOU<br />

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