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					            Silicon Beach Start-ups

             Top 10 Resources to
          Supercharge Your Start-up



Sponsored by:

                             February 23th 2012
             WHO WE ARE
DogTown Media – www.dogtownmedia.com
  • Rob Pope - rob@dogtownmedia.com
  • Marc Fischer - marc@dogtownmedia.com


Twitter - @siliconbeachsu
Siliconbeachstartups.org
Meetup.com/silicon-beach-start-ups
           WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?

Bringing the local tech community together…
  – Sparking innovation with open dialogue and discussions

  – Offering support and creating new opportunities

  – Sharing knowledge and experiences
            MEET-UP GROUP
• Each month we’ll cover a different topic to
  open up to discussion.
• We don’t know everything. We’d love you
  guys to chime in.
• We’ll add your suggestions to this
  presentation and make it available on our
  website.
       DESTINATION  START-UP
• Boot-Strapping? Save Your Cash
   – All resources we’re sharing are FREE or ridiculously
     CHEAP.

• We Actually Use This Stuff
   – These resources helped us get started and improve our
     productivity daily.

• Full Disclosure
   – $0.00 = The amount we are paid for talking about
     these products and services.
        START-UP ESSENTIALS
DocStoc (DocStoc.com)
The main stop for vital business documents.
• Business transaction forms
• Legal documents
• Contract Templates

FREE with premium plans from $9.95 p/m
   FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE
Microsoft BizSpark (microsoft.com/bizspark)
FREE access to Microsoft Office products
- Word
- Excel
- PowerPoint

3 years of FREE products plus start-up support
from Microsoft and participating vendors.
Microsoft.com/Bizspark
         HIRING CONTRACTORS
ODESK (Odesk.com)
Find quality talent at the lowest cost.
• Hire, manage, and pay remote freelancers or teams
• Free to post jobs
• Over 1 million professionals to choose from


Alternative options:
• Elance.com
• Guru.com
ODESK.com
             LOOK OFFICIAL
Hosted Numbers (Hostednumbers.com)
Inexpensive local and toll-free virtual telephone
numbers.
• Call forwarding, call analytics, run detailed
  reports
• (800), (888), (877), etc.
• Starting at $7.95 p/m
HostedNumbers.com
    COLLABORATE in the CLOUD
DropBox (dropbox.com)
• Easily backup and share docs, data, and other
  content.

Google Docs (docs.google.com)
• Edit, share, and save docs, spreadsheets, &
  presentations from any computer.
DropBox.com
       COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Skype (Skype.com)
• Free calls between Skype users
• Real-time chat client with file sharing capabilities
• Conference calling (up to 10 lines)
• Video calls, screen sharing, call forwarding

Also check out PowWowNow.com (free
teleconferencing)
Skype
         CONNECT TO CLIENTS
Sugar CRM (Sugarcrm.com)
Cloud based CRM software for business, to improve
productivity and help boost sales.

• Plans start at $30 p/m


Alternatives:
Salesforce (Salesforce.com)
Zoho (Zoho.com)
   SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
HooteSuite (Hootsuite.com)
• Manage your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,
  WordPress accounts in one place
• FREE account with premium plans @ $5.99 p/m

Social Mention (Socialmention.com)
• FREE social media search engine
• Track success of social media campaigns
Hootsuite.com
       Silicon Beach Start-ups
DogTown Media – www.dogtownmedia.com
  • Rob Pope - rob@dogtownmedia.com
  • Marc Fischer - marc@dogtownmedia.com


Twitter - @siliconbeachsu
Siliconbeachstartups.org
Meetup.com/silicon-beach-start-ups

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: In depth presentation given by the entrepreneurial network, Silicon Beach Start-ups (siliconbeachstartups.org). Tips and tricks to get your business up and running for the least amount of money. Top 10 Resources to Supercharge Your Start-up.