Do you struggle with creating graphics for your products? Or just spend an arm and a leg and pay someone else to do it? I'm in both of these camps. Sometimes I'll give it a shot myself, but I typically end up having someone else do it. That can … [Read more...]
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There are a lot of choices when it comes to tools for your small business and the really cool thing is that, thanks to technology, new tools are being created every day. That makes it much easier for you and me -- it allows us to maximize our business operations and squeeze every penny we can out of our cash flow.
I'm very thankful to have had the opportunity to review several products and services for small business owners. What may serve you well depends on the type of business you own. But there are some absolute "must haves" that will make any business run better. Here they are.
>>>> QuickBooks Accounting Software - There is no reason in this day and age for you to be handling your small business accounting manually or even in spreadsheets. QuickBooks software is super simple to use and will allow you to spend your time doing critical activities like marketing your business.
>>>> Skype for Business - These days, every business is international. With the interwebs, you can do business with a customer up the street today and someone in Australia tomorrow. That means you need a way to communicate with anyone around the world. Skype will help you do that -- very inexpensively!
>>>> Online Fax Service it's not necessary to have a fax machine anymore, but your business will need faxing capabilities. Using an online fax service won't cost you but a tiny bit and will provide a ton of convenience.
So there you go! I use all of the products / services I recommended above and just love them. Enjoy reading my other product reviews below. And don't forget to sign up to get my weekly small business tips.
Yep. It happened. I've been buying most of the stuff I own online for at least five years now. I am cautious about who I do business with and where I buy, but I buy something online every week and have never had any problems -- until last week. It … [Read more...]
I know you've heard of Amazon.com, but am not sure you've heard of their online -- in the clouds -- storage service called Amazon S3 (S3 = Simple Storage Service). Originally built for those wonderful tech geeks and developers among us who create … [Read more...]
I am so excited! I have a box full of computer headsets. None of which I like. They are either uncomfortable, or I can't hear, or people can't hear me, or, or, or... Until now. I've had getting a new computer headset on my "I want it" list for a … [Read more...]
I've used an online fax service since 2007 and have been totally happy with it. If you're looking to ditch your fax machine and "go green" with faxes, it might be worthwhile to take a look at my online fax review. Recently Nextiva contacted me … [Read more...]
One of the things you don't want to have to worry about spending a bunch of time on in your business is keeping track of your financial transactions. But knowing your cash flow is critical to the health of your small business, so how do you find the … [Read more...]