With the imaginatively named business, Duct Tape Marketing, John Jantsch provides a wealth of resources to help small businesses succeed, particularly in their marketing efforts.
He periodically complies his "Ten" lists, offering his opinion as to why the items qualify for his list.
As I was browsing through my filed e-mails, I came across this one, called Ten Essential Small Business Tools, to share with you.
A few comments:
I recently gave up my Spamarrest account as I switched my e-mail account to Gmail. I discovered that Gmail is great at catching spam, gives me a glimpse of the first few words of the e-mail without me having to open it and saves me the cost of paying for Spamarrest, which did well as a spam blocker/catcher, but still allowed as much spam through as Gmail does.
I own a copy of ACT 2005 that I planned to use. However, I never got around to investing the time to learn how to get the most out of using it (isn't that the story of so many purchases we make?).
Instead, I took a wonderful 6-week tele-class series called Outlook for the Entrepreneur by Paul Wagner, the Software Magician, on how to maximize my use of Outlook 2003. And that demolished any need I might have had for using ACT as my contact management software! Instead, I became a whiz at using all kinds of features in Outlook that I never knew existed!
Please share resources that you consider indispensible for your small business. Thank you!