Ten Essential Apple iPad Apps for Small Business

On August 28th, 2010, wrote:

Critics are quick to point out that the Apple iPad isn’t exactly a replacement for your laptop. More than a mobile business platform, it’s a sleek tablet device for consuming content on the Internet. This doesn’t mean, however, that the iPad can’t increase your productivity while on the go. As the Apple commercial goes, “There’s an app for that.” Below you’ll find a list of essential iPad apps for small business users of the device. GoodReader At 99 cents, GoodReader is an affordable app for viewing PDF files and important business documents in other formats – like Word, Excel, PNG, PPT, TXT, and JPEG. It also supports high-resolution images, and can even do audio and video – perfect for opening and viewing all kinds of files, regardless of size. Need to download a presentation or a report from Google Docs for offline reading? GoodReader can also do that, and can even unzip those files and folders for you. Memeo Connect – Read the full article

More Yelp controversy for Small Business

On February 21st, 2009, wrote:

Yelp, the business review website, is once again in the news for some slightly unethical accusations. For $299 per month, Yelp will replace negative reviews with more positive ones of your choosing. You can essentially bury these bad reviews. Personally, at just under $300, I can think of a lot better uses for a small business. Read more at: “Don’t Trust Yelp with your Online Reputation” “Yelp.com Extortion Accusations Ignite a War of Words”

Coming in 2009 from Lakeshore Branding

On January 2nd, 2009, wrote:

We have many great new features and functions planned for 2009. Stay tuned for more updates along the way, but here is a sneak peak of things to come: Search & Internet Marketing , SEO & SEM Workshops in Chicago (http://www.lakeshorebranding.com/classes/) Videos (http://www.vimeo.com/lsb) & (http://www.youtube.com/lakeshorebranding) Online tools for small business marketing Many more articles and tutorials

Docstoc – Free business and legal document templates

On April 6th, 2008, wrote:

A new reference is available for boilerplate business documents, contract templates, letters, memos, and a bunch of other extremely useful templates. Docstoc.com is the address, it is a site of user submitted documents usually based off real world ones. Its free to use, and they encourage you to upload more professional documents of your own to increase their knowledge base. You can find Excel, Word Documents, PDF’s, and more. Definitely worth checking out.

Analytics what is that? Google gives it out for free?

On January 5th, 2008, wrote:

Google Analytics is the tracking software used to discover who is visiting your website. Google Analytics can tell you where the hits are coming from, how long they are on your site, what pages they visited and i think most important- how they got to your site. I can see who is linking to me from where. This service has an huge value, previously companies would charge thousands a year for this service that google now offers for free. So if you have a website this is a must have to learn more about your visitors.