Online Tools 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 www.lumenica.com Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  2. 2. Monitoring your industry & company <ul><li>What: Google Alerts | URL: www.google.com/alerts </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: docs.google.com </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:  http://www.google.com/sites </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, sites.google.com/site/yoursite) 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- https://sites.google.com/a/organic-city.com/intranet/Home </li></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  6. 6. Google Analytics <ul><li>What: Google Analytics | URL: www.google.com/analytics </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:  http://www.google.com/analytics/tour.html </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  7. 7. Zoho Projects <ul><li>What: Zoho | URL: www.zoho.com </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: www.zoho.com </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:  http://www.zoho.com/invoice/videos/index.html </li></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC
  10. 10. Slide Share <ul><li>What: Slide Share | URL: www.slideshare.net </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 : www.facebook.com/rabiyaj  </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter : www.twitter.com/bizincubation   </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin :  www.linkedin.com/in/rabiya </li></ul>Copyright © 2009. Lumenica, LLC

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