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.
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 - email@example.com • Marc Fischer - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com • Marc Fischer - firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter - @siliconbeachsu Siliconbeachstartups.org Meetup.com/silicon-beach-start-ups
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