List of resources for a lean start up:
Use Expensify (free) and the app to save receipts on smart phone and automatically create receipt if less than $75.
Use Freshbooks (free version) or Quickbooks online ($13/month) so you don’t need waste time with transferring copies
Hire an accountant on Odesk for $3/hour for entering transactions into register (save thousands.. $3/hr versus $150/hour)
Only quarterly,for tax payment, hire a US-based accountant $50-150/hour to check the work of your $3/hr outsourcer.
RingCentral- From $20- Get a PBX phone system.. “press 1 for sales.. etc.” Also, receive and send faxes via email. 800 numbers are available.
Skype – Free calling to 200+ countries. Cheap local phone numbers.
Google Voice – Free local phones, cheap overseas calling rates. Voicemail to email transcription service.
Social Media Management
Hootsuite – Schedule and automate the posting to your social media accounts. – Less than $10/mo.
Odesk.com – Virtual tme management/tracking for employees -costs 10% of their pay.
RescueMe.com – Detailed graphs ans reports on how productive you are based on what site you visit and what programs you use. Free.
Roboform – Not a time manager, just a time saver. One click to get into all of your password-protected areas. $29.99/year
Skip Salesforce. It’s all there, but it’s a waste of money. $600/year/user.
Try ZoHo (Free, and $10/mo.) or Freecrm… You can customize these to do almost everything Salesforce can.
Predictive Dialers and Mass Text Messaging Services
Five9 -Hit 100’s of numbers in minutes by phone.
EZ Texting – One cent per text… Inbound and outbound. API functionality.
-For a quick paycheck on the internet: www.Odesk.com
-If you don’t have an idea for a business, but want to sell something: www.clickbank.com
-The best internet marketing forum www.warriorforum.com
-Save time, store your passwords: www.roboform.com
-How to outsource: www.jonasblog.com