25 Virtual Solutions for Managing Your Home-Based Business
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By Holly Reisem Hanna
One of the downfalls of having your own business is that you don’t have the so-called virtual supply closet at your disposal. Software, a separate business line, internet access, web hosting… add it all up and it can get to be a little expensive.
Luckily, with the exponential growth of the web there are tons of virtual tools for managing your home-based business, and best of all many of them are free.
Here are 25 free virtual solutions to help manage your home-based business:
Appointment Scheduling & Management:
1: BookFresh.com allows you to book online appointments.
2: Tungl.me a scheduling application that will sync all of your calendars together (Google, Yahoo, Outlook).
3: ClickBook offers free online appointment scheduling.
4: Olark lets you chat with visitors to your website.
Contact & Lead Management:
5: ContactMe organize contacts, lead generation and calendaring.
6: Outright automates accounting.
7: InDinero automates business finances.
8: Mint.com offers money management and budgeting.
Free Website Hosting:
9: Webs free site builder and hosting.
Large File Sharing:
10: Dropbox allows you to privately share videos, photos and large files that cannot be sent via email.
11: DudaMobile transforms a website into highly tailored, dynamic mobile websites in seconds.
12: ESET is anti-virus and spyware software that protect your computer.
13: SurveyMonkey.com allows you to gather feedback, collect data, conduct and analyze research quickly and easily.
14: LetterMeLater.com allows you to send emails to anyone you wish, with the ability to have them sent at any future date and time you choose.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO):
15: Plug in SEO gets more traffic to your website by using easy-to-follow SEO advice, tailored specifically to your website.
16: Animoto.com a free video production site. Upload your raw video footage and produce a polished video.
17: Nimbb allows you to record free video by using your webcam.
Virtual Bulletin Board:
18: Linoit gives you the ability to post virtual post it notes.
19: GoToMeeting offers web conferencing and online meeting tools.
20: GoToWebinar conduct webinars yourself.
21: RingCentral virtual phone systems for mobile entrepreneurs.
Virtual To-Do List:
22: Evernote take text notes, clip web pages, snap a photo, or grab a screenshot and add it to your to-do and reminder list.
23: Remember the Milk is a virtual to-do list available with your smart phone, Google Calendar, Twitter or Outlook.
24: Jott.com records your voice and turns it into text messages giving you the visual cues and reminders that you need to stay on track.
25: UHaveAuido allows you or your visitors to leave you messages on your website.
Do you have any recommendations for free virtual business tools? Please share them below – thanks.
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