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Online Tools For The Smart Business Owner


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A presentation highlighting online tools available for the smart business owner.

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Online Tools For The Smart Business Owner

  1. 1. Online Tools for your business Presenter: Rabiya Jilani CEO, Lumenica, LLC Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  2. 2. Monitoring your industry & company <ul><li>What: Google Alerts | URL: </li></ul><ul><li>Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email updates of the latest and relevant google results on a particular topic/industry/individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can specify comprehensive search, news, blogs, web video or group searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You get an email regarding your alert as it happens, once a day, or once a week </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  3. 3. Google Documents  <ul><li>What: Google Documents- Spreadsheet, Presentations, Form and Word Processor | URL: </li></ul><ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can upload your file online and work on it  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be downloaded or saved as a PDF, HTML, Open Office, PDF, RTF, Text or Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document sharing is easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document may be edited by multiple users and collaborators in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Accessible by any computer/internet connection and mobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can see the document </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  4. 4. Google Sites <ul><li>What: Google Sites | URL: </li></ul><ul><li>With Google Sites, you can easily create and update your own site. Google Sites allows you display a variety of information in one place—including videos, slideshows, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text—and share it for viewing or editing with a small group, an entire organization, or the world. You always control who has access to your site. </li></ul><ul><li>Here's what you can do with Google Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize your site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create sub-pages to keep your content organized. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose page types: webpage, announcements, file cabinet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a central location for your web content and offline files. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your site as private or public as you'd like. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search across your Google Sites content with Google search technology. </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  5. 5. Google Sites <ul><li>Once you've signed in to your Google Account, you can start creating your site. Here's how: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the  Create site  button. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your site name and the URL where it will be located (for example, as well as an optional description of the site. The name and URL you choose can't be changed after you create your site, or used again if the site is deleted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select one of these sharing options: 'Everyone in the world can view this site' or 'Only people I specify can view this site.' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a theme for your site. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now that you've created your site, you can create multiple pages </li></ul><ul><li>eg- </li></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  6. 6. Google Analytics <ul><li>What: Google Analytics | URL: </li></ul><ul><li>Description: Allows you to receive insights about your website.   </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you information about:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitor behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine referrals / keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic locations of visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More info: </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  7. 7. Zoho Projects <ul><li>What: Zoho | URL: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows multiple users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set tasks and milestones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share project calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload and Share documents related to project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have an online discussion among project team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage time sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track with reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Package: 1 project, unlimited users- FREE </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  8. 8. ZOHO Invoice <ul><li>What: Zoho Invoice | URL: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to create professional invoices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add your logo to invoices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add product info and pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Customer Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email or Print Invoice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated billing capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assesses late fees automatically </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  9. 9. ZOHO Invoice <ul><ul><li>Sends automated reminders for late invoice payments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generates quick reports to assess age of outstanding invoicing, customer snapshots and product snapshots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 invoices per month- FREE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demo: </li></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  10. 10. Slide Share <ul><li>What: Slide Share | URL: </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to share documents, presentations and PDFs  </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the things you can do on SlideShare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed slideshows into your own blog or website. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share slideshows publicly or privately. There are several ways to share privately. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synch audio to your slides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market your own event on slideshare. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join groups to connect with SlideShare members who share your interests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the original file </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  11. 11. Recap <ul><ul><li>Online Social media is a free way to monitor your industry, competition and business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It's always a great way to market yourself and your expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Google Alerts: Find out alerts about your business, competitors or industry  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Save money by using Google Documents, ZOHO Projects, and ZOHO Invoice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor website traffic via Google Analytics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look professional using Slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a smart tech savy business owner! </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  12. 12. Contact info <ul><li>Rabiya Jilani </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, Lumenica LLC </li></ul><ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook :  </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter :   </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin : </li></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC