Big dreams–small business

A Small Business Made to Seem Bigger

Check out who’s in the New York Times!  Our video hero strikes again!

The first line of the article reads “People who run a business alone often want it to appear bigger than it really is — as if it has teams of employees and unlimited resources.”  But I would suggest it’s more than the appearance of being BIG, it’s about being productive and efficient when you’re a one person operation.

Below are some of the super powers that our hero Logan accessed to battle the evil Time and Resource Sucker (TRS) that most solopreneurs have been SMASHed BAMed and POWed by!

Batchbook is a customer relationship management software for small business that can integrate with MailChimp. You can pull up your contacts and find all your client’s information, including social media data.

Tungle.me is a free calendar-management tool. It allows you to create a calendar page that syncs with your calendar program and shows clients open times in your schedule without revealing information about other appointments. Once a meeting date and time is approved, the appointment appears on both parties’ calendars.

Google Voice automatically transcribes voice mail into e-mail creating a written, searchable record of messages.

Highrise to keep track of e-mails by sending a blind copy of the message to your Highrise account.

OmniFocus, a Web-based task management program with an iPhone app that allows you to capture your thoughts and turn them into actionable items.

Shoeboxed sends you a prepaid envelope and you shove everything in there and send it back. They digitize the contents and create a content management system for you, then send back the originals.

FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting software. It also integrates with Shoeboxed so that digitalized expense receipts can be turned into an invoice.

Regus enables you to find temporary office space worldwide.

Wanna read the whole article? Click New York Times and search for March 3, 2011 – By EILENE ZIMMERMAN – Business Day / Small Business and login.

Nada Jones is an entrepreneur, author and mentor. She is the Founder/CEO and Editor-in-Chief of ltd365.com, ltdLIVE conferences, ltdWORKSHOPs and the soon to be launched Liberty Magazine. Jones has spent over a decade working with entrepreneurial women and has leveraged her experience and connections to create the ltd multimedia platform for those ready to launch their dream ventures. Her goal is to inspire women to "start something that makes a difference" in their lives and the lives of others. Nada is the co-author of Sixteen Weeks to Your Dream Business: A Weekly Planner for Entrepreneurial Women, published by McGraw-Hill in August 2008. She is passionate about creating entrepreneurial opportunities for women in developing countries and is an advisor to several non profits that are committed to supporting underserved women.

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