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SMARTSTART Tools & Technology




Tools do not make a carpenter!

Beware of being seduced by bright, shiny object syndrome.





It’s your strategy, business model and processes that drive tool and technology choices, not the latest headlines. Most business owners are cash challenged and need to know how to make the best use of free and low cost options. We’ll be bringing these to your attention and showing you how to evaluate your needs and find the best solutions to meet them while planning for the growth of your business.

POWER TIP: Create a spending plan for tools and technology and invest first in those that support and enhance customer-facing processes and improve your productivity.

We’ll be offering several tools to help you with this in the coming months and will make them available here for you. Thank you for your patience while I build the library for you! Please consider subscribing to SMARTSTART if you want to be first to know when new materials are published.

In the interim, here are a few posts on this topic that may interest you:

3 Tools For Checking Out Your Web Site’s Mobile Friendliness

HeatSync | Simple Analytics In The Cloud

Using Pinterest For Business

How To Monitor Your Online Reputation

10 Google Reader Alternatives

The Low Down on LinkedIn

How to Use Free Photos Correctly on Your Blogs and Websites

How to Convert Your Files Into Other Formats With Ease