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Social Media Dashboards

Social media has become an effective way to simultaneously foster new relationships and maintain your existing connections, both personal and professional. However, even after setting up your accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, Instagram, etc), managing them could be a full time job.

There is an easier way, social media dashboards. Social media dashboards aggregate all your social media accounts into a single location as sort of a one stop shop. Whether you are updating your status, posting a new picture, and simply seeing what your connections are up to across multiple platforms, you can view it all at a glance. In addition, social media dashboards provide other useful functions including – but not limited to – scheduling, streamlined audience engagement, robust analytics and collaboration methods.

TweetDeck – Free
HootSuite – Price varies base on subscription
Netvibes – Price varies base on subscription

Customer Relationship Management:

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is a practical and efficient method of creating and maintaining professional relationships. Whether you are building your brand, following up with a potential client, or managing current client issues, a good CRM system can prove to be a powerful tool in your consulting arsenal. Features of CRM software generally include contact management, task tracking, marketing automation, and advanced sales monitoring.

Rapportive: Free, integrates directly with Gmail
Sales Force: $5/user per month
Podio: Free up to 5 users

Cloud Data Backups:

A couple weeks ago we touched on the importance of setting up a simple email archive to safe guard important client communications.  Cloud data backups provide you with a cheap and effective way to safe guard your important data/files. With easy to use online interfaces you can be up and running in a matter of minutes. In addition to the very low cost and ease of use, cloud data backups are accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. You don’t even have to worry about running out of space and purchasing multiple physical backups. Cloud backups are easily scalable by simply increasing your subscription level.

Dropbox – Free up to 2GB, then various subscription levels– Free (Limited Offer)

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Google Drive – Free



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