If you’re planning to start a home-based business or considering starting a career in consulting, you’ll be eager to take advantage of the most effective home-based business tools. You don’t have to waste time or money testing the rest just to find the best — these business resources are established leaders in their industries, and suitable for a wide range of occupations.
You already know Google as the most popular search engine in the world. Google is more than just search, however. Google Drive and Google Voice are free tools that can make your workday more productive and less costly. Google Drive is a popular, cloud-based file sharing and storage tool that also allows for collaborative editing — which makes the days of emailing files back and forth officially over.
Google Voice lets Gmail users send free texts, customize voicemail and read voicemail-to-text transcripts. You can also give everyone one phone number (your office phone, for example), and then forward calls to multiple phones (including your cell). When you’re due for a vacation, keeping in touch just got a whole lot easier.
If your business is on multiple social media websites such as Facebook, you’re probably tired of updating Twitter, then Facebook, then Google+, then LinkedIn (and so on). With Hootsuite, you can manage your home-based business’s growing social media presence in one easy-to-use dashboard.
Hootsuite makes integrating social media easy. It also supports platforms such as Foursquare, MySpace, TrendSpottr, WordPress and Mixi. Read and respond to what your customers are saying quickly — and without clumsy navigating.
If your home-based business depends on email marketing, you’ll love MailChimp. Not only can you customize messages using either blank or premade templates, but MailChimp also lets you send bulk emails to as many people as you want at one time. If it bounces back, MailChimp will try to figure out why. Best of all, you can find out how many people are opening your emails and why they’re opting out.
You don’t work for free, and you want to save on operational expenses when you can. If your business accepts credit cards, you have likely noticed how much money every transaction costs. The good news is that you don’t have to live with expensive payment processing fees. With Native Merchant Services, you can get the cutting-edge technologies, outstanding customer service and secure transaction processing you need at the lowest guaranteed rates in the industry.
Native Merchant Services is a Native-American-owned business. We can guarantee the lowest full service ISO rates because we don’t pay taxes, and we pass those savings on to our customers. That means you get the same processing technologies and best-in-class service for less than you’ll pay anywhere else. You’ll also get powerful analytics and Internet security that reveal your customers’ buying habits while protecting their most sensitive payment data.
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