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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Just when I thought I was finally getting a grasp on running an online business I have to come across another article that reminds me of just how much more I need to learn. This really is a business that requires alot of research,practice, and testing.
This article will introduce to you some programs available to help you get organized and keeping track of your business endeavors. Some of you may recognize one of them called GotoMyPC.com from their tv commercials. I am going to sign up. I have been in a need for it when I go out of town and can't bring my laptop but find I need something from my computer. It has already been a few times I could have benefited from a service like that.

Top 10 Tools to TurboCharge Your Business Productivity
Copyright 2005 Donna Gunter

If I asked my clients about their most valuable commodity,
without a doubt they would tell me that it's their time.
Many are solopreneurs and are wearing the hats of CEO, CFO,
Director of Marketing, Director of Sales, and IT Director,
just to name a few. When they discover a product or
service that helps them reclaim time, they feel they've hit
the mother load, as time is money to them.

I love to find new technology or new services that help
automate my business or enhances my productivity and makes
the daily chores easier and faster. How many more clients
could you follow up with and add to your business if you
freed up 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or as much as 2 hours a
day? Here are my top 10 tools that I use to turbocharge
my productivity:

1. AcqURL: AcqURL makes managing a moderate to massive
amount of bookmarks very easy. You create any number of
categories in which to file your favorites, and adding a
favorite website is as easy as clicking a button.
http://www.acqurl.com

2. AddressGrabber Business: Address Grabber Business
helps small business owners capture names and addresses
from sources like email signatures, web sites or documents
into a chosen database (ACT, Excel, Outlook, etc.) in just
one click. http://www.addressgrabber.com

3. Argali White and Yellow: Argali White and Yellow
searches multiple telephone and email directories so you
don't have to. The found listings are combined, formatted
in uniform way and displayed as if they came from one
integrated metadirectory. You can also do a reverse search
for a phone number and search for area codes. And, the
program updates itself with any new listings every time you
open it. Both a free version and a paid version are
available for download. http://www.argali.com

4. Evernote: With EverNote you can easily store and
quickly access typed and handwritten memos, webpage
excerpts, emails, phone messages, addresses, passwords,
brainstorms, sketches, documents and more! A free version
or a 30-day trial of the paid version is available for
download. http://www.evernote.com/en/downloads/

5. GotoMyPC: Need access to your files but don't want to
drag your laptop with you on vacation or on a business
trip? A subscription to GotoMyPC.com will enable you to
log into your office computer and retrieve whatever you
need, just as though you were sitting in front of it. A
free 30-day trial is available for download.
http://www.gotomypc.com

6. MaxEmail: I bought a fax machine and it sat unopened
on the floor of my office for over a month, and I
eventually returned it. Why? Because MaxEmail,
www.maxemail.com lets me send a receive faxes through the
Internet/email and made my need for a fax machine obsolete.
The faxes arrive in PDF format, so you can easily share
you faxes with others as needed.

7. Practice Pay Solutions Merchant Account: If you're not
taking credit cards in your business, you're missing out on
sales. The coolest feature that they offer in this service
is the ability to do batch uploads of charges, so if you
have a number of clients on retainer that you invoice every
month, you can simply create a spreadsheet and batch upload
the data rather than entering each client's information
individually.
http://www.profcs.com/app/aftrack.asp?afid=127926

8. Roboform: This program is the top-rated password
manager and web form filler that completely automates
password entering and form filling. You'll never have to
remember a password again! I maintain both my passwords and
user info and that of my clients in this program.
http://www.roboform.com

9. Tidy Start Menu: As time goes by, the list of the
programs in the Start Menu becomes too long. As a result,
each time you want to launch a program, it takes too much
time to find it in the menu. The "Tidy Start Menu" program
will help you to put the menu in order and make your work
comfortable. Thus, after using the program, you will have
a compact menu, which will contain nothing but categories'
names and you'll have no trouble finding a necessary
program. A freeware version and paid version are available
for download. http://www.tidystartmenu.com/index.shtml

10. XDrive: Xdrive is your personal hard drive on the
Internet. Whether you are managing files for yourself or
your business, Xdrive enables you to store, access, share,
and backup your files anytime, anywhere. You can also send
others a link to a file that's too large to send through
email. http://www.xdrive.com


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Online Business Coach Donna Gunter helps self-employed
professionals make more profit in less time online. To
sign up for more FREE tips like these and claim your FREE
ebook, TurboCharge Your Productivity: 50 + Tools To Help
You Automate Your Business and Make More Profit in Less
Time Online!, visit her site at
http://www.OnlineBizCoachingCompany.com

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