Tag: Tools & Gadgets

Small Business Tools: Truly Free Stock Photography

UPDATE: Stock.Xchng in now FreeImages, but the standard license remains mostly unchanged. Link revisions and other slight changes have been made below. As a small business owner, you need access to great images for your website, blog posts, social media, print marketing, etc.  There is an abundance of “royalty free” sites out there that charge …

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Is There Hope for Company-Sponsored Direct Sales Consultant Sites?

Important note: Before employing any of these techniques, please review your Consultant Agreement to be sure you remain within the marketing guidelines set forth by your company. From a strictly ease-of-use standpoint, it’s nice that most direct sales companies provide their distributors with templates for personalized web pages.  Unfortunately, this practice provides reps with limited search engine traffic …

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Top 10 Affordable Tools for Small Business Owners #1 (drum roll, please) – Buffer

Social Media Marketing is an absolute necessity for small businesses that want to compete in today’s marketplace, and it’s not enough just to blog or post on Facebook.  The most successful marketing campaigns are multi-faceted, utilizing various social media outlets to get your message to your potential patrons.  To accomplish this, using the built-in “publicize” …

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Top 10 Affordable Tools for Small Business Owners #2 – Square

PayPal is great for accepting credit cards online, but if you’ve always wanted to accept credit cards in-person and thought it was too expensive or didn’t want to mess with cumbersome equipment, then this app/gadget is for you!  Square is totally free (you don’t even pay shipping for the card reader that plugs into your …

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Top 10 Affordable Tools for Small Business Owners – #6 ezPDF Reader

Top 10 Small Business Tools ezPDF Reader

Okay, so you’ve created some nifty PDFs to share with your clients or colleagues.  Now you’d like to add annotations or highlighting to your PDF documents.  With ezPDF Reader by Unidocs (for Android and iPhone, $3.99), you can do that as well as insert virtual sticky notes, underline, strikethrough, draw shapes, append images, complete forms and …

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