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Business Tools for Success

These are tools that I use in my business and I think you will find them helpful in yours! Check back frequently for new products and services.  We test and try all listings before endorsing them.

Accounting

FRESHBOOKS – The fastest way to track time and invoice your clients. Great for teams, freelancers and service providers.


Audio & Web Conferencing Software

STARTMEETING – If you are a current GoToMeeting, WebEx Meeting Center or Adobe Connect Pro web, or audio conferencing user, you will want to try this service! Get great savings + robust functionality and features. I have tried them all and am impressed with this service.


Appointment Scheduling

TIMETRADE

Meeting Scheduling Made Easy!

Are you tired of playing ping-pong phone tag? Are you frustrated by leaving voice mail messages and not getting called back?
Make it fast and easy for prospects, clients, customers or students to meet with you using online appointment scheduling. Here is a super simple way to let those who want to talk to you about your business, services or products to self-sign up. Save yourself time, money and energy!
TimeTrade Professional Edition (For Individual Users)

TimeTrade WorkGroup Edition (For Teams)

Business Proposal Cloud Solution

QUOTE ROLLER

Cloud based business proposal solution that offers real time metrics to the success of your proposal even before negotiations take place. Automate common tasks between proposals to save time and money.

Data Backups

DROPBOX – Always have your files when you need it with Dropbox. 2GB account is free!


Email Marketing

CONSTANT CONTACT –  An email marketing tool to assists users of all technical levels with creating professional and high impact email newsletters, email promotions, email event invitations, online surveying and more!  Customize a pre-made design in minutes or create your own.  This service includes real-time response tracking, automated messaging, an extensive library of pre-made templates for every occasion, and more!


Productivity Tools

SHOEBOXED – Shoeboxed saves me hours each week! Shoeboxed Scans & Organizes Your Receipts and Business Cards!


Promotional Material

VISTAPRINT – Is an online service that offers affordable business services for creating flyers, business cards, custom company shirts and more.


URL Shortening Service

TINYURL – Tired of those looooonnnnggg web addresses?  Do you need to simplify an email address?  Check out TinyURL!  It allows you to create a shortened version to add to your electronic communications.


Web Hosting & Tools

HOSTGATOR – Hostgator is the provider that hosts my site. They are responsive and have helped me several times trouble shoot issues on my site and have been able to help me resolve the problems. Their service is reliable and their customer and technical support is excellent. Please use my affiliate link if you decide to use their service.

WHAT IS MY BROWSER – When your web designer or your IT contact asks you for your internet browser such as the version, check out what is my browser.  This tool will not only tell you information about your web browser, it will also offer suggestions on what software related to web browsing needs to be updated (i.e. Flash, Java, and web browser updates).

 

Disclaimer: Some of the links above may be affiliate links which provide a small compensation for referring others. All resources are ones that I personally use and recommend.

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