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Websites for Small Business Steve Holt, Director of Instructional Technology Center & Web Services
Communicating w/ customers www.constantcontact.com Emailing your customers with product promotions, tips & tricks, etc www.tatango.com Group text messaging www.eyejot.com Software-free, online video messaging service www.webex.com Online video conferencing
Saving money www.youconvertit.com www.zamzar.com Dont buy that expensive software just to create files you need, convert it! Office 2007 PDF plugin Acrobat is expensive, so create PDFs for free with Office 2007 www.yousendit.com Send large files via email for free (100 MB) www.tucows.com Freeware and shareware
Saving money http://skype.com/business/ Make calls to anywhere
Traveling smart www.jiwire.com/ Look for free WIFI spots around the country www.yapta.com They monitor your flights for you www.bing.com/travel They predict if ticket prices are going to go up or down http://www.atmlocator.info/ ATM locator
Get information www.whitepages.com www.switchboard.com www.google.com/reader Let Google monitor key words for you and theyll notify you via email http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp Find zip codes www.bennetyee.org/ucsd-pages/area.html Find area codes Text 46645 (googl) for anything
Managing finances http://quickbooksonline.intuit.com Manage your business finances online. Allow multiple locations to use it. www.mint.com Free service to manage your finances, consolidate all your online finance accounts, track your investments, manage your bills, manage your budget
Get Help www.protonic.com Free tech support for your technology problems www.calculator.com Free online calculators for just about anything www.sprouter.com Look for others that might be doing the same thing that you are doing
Increasing productivity www.microsoft.com/word www.microsoft.com/excel www.microsoft.com/powerpoint Watch tutorials, learn something new, get help www.gethuman.com Dont waste time on the phone www.logmein.com Connect remotely to your computers www.google.com/docs Collaborate together
Be conscious www.freecycle.org Get rid of stuff you dont want, find stuff you need… for free!
Protect yourself www.mozy.com www.fileqube.com http://skydrive.live.com/ Free online file storage www.10minutemail.com It only works for 10 min. www.google.com/latitude Find out where your employees are
Make money www.google.com/adsense Ads get placed on your website by Google and you get $ every time someone clicks on them www.google.com/adwords Google creates an ad for your business and places it on other websites
Market with social media www.youtube.com www.vimeo.com Video speaks louder than words www.facebook.com/pages Use the fan pages feature to connect with your customers www.involver.com (apps for your page) www.involver.com www.twitter.com Real-time updates for your customers and supporters. Use as a help-line.
Social media inside www.yammer.com Allow your employees to collaborate and share www.socialtext.com Allow your employees to collaborate and share a little bit more
QUESTIONS? Steve Holt firstname.lastname@example.org 731-881-7609 www.utm.edu/itc email@example.com www.utm.edu/itc