Here is a list of helpful business tools
that we recommend:
Legal & Financial Services:
Incorporate Online! Reputable, easy & inexpensive
online incorporation services (we can help you through this as well) Click on
www.PayPal.com is the fastest growing way to pay bills and collect money
online. Personal accounts accepting cash transfers are free.
Business and Premier accounts charge a very low % rate to collect money but
since so many vendors (including myself) are accepting it, its a very convenient
way to pay bills!
For payroll we use and recommend
us for our wholesale pricing information. If you work through us, we can
get it cheaper than for you to go direct.
Wendy Barlin CPA @
www.WBarlinCPA.com - the greatest CPA!
Farmers Insurance - Agent Stephen Pohl - 310-474-6764.
Please tell him who referred you.
Mortgage Loans - Please call my girl, Seline Burns! She
is the greatest. She is personable, bright and the best! She is my
personal mortgage broker...
Need a logo? Picture restoration? Some magical
graphics or spicing up of your website? Contact Maggie @
Also visit my Clients
for their wide array of services.
My software of choice for
business/corporate use is Intuit's QuickBooks. If you are a sole
proprietor or tracking personal finances, I recommend Quicken.
The hottest trend in long distance is
internet-based, digital long distance. Programs such as Vonage, or cable
service for your long distance.
And if you want to look like a big
business without the cost of secretaries and answering services try Call Wave
You wont miss any calls and its all done online (As with everything these days).
Another great tool recommended by clients of mine.
Business Marketing Tools:
For great Email tools, newsletters and
Love this service! You can get a free trial to give it a try.
My favorite tool is
www.efax.com! This is a web-based fax
service. Your faxes get sent to you via email and can be sent in PDF
format. This makes it so easy to fax yourself copies of bank statements,
receipts, etc. and keep a copy of them on your computer. I use this
service and love it! Only $12.95 per month!
Blue Host is who I highly recommend for
web hosting and who we use. Up to 6 domains on one account for as low as
$6.95 per month! Can't beat that!
Ever need to access files when you are away from your office
or computer. Some of my clients use those service to share files with me.
They will give you a free trial, Free FTP space. XDrive 5GB of online storage.
Store, backup and share files online.
And for off-site data storage and backup I use and recommend
www.Mozy.com. It is $4.95 per month per
computer. It will automatically back up the drives you specify to a secure
online, encrypted location so if your computer melts down in the summer heat or
your toddler spills juice on your lap top, you are covered!
Where we love to shop for office
supplies without leaving home!
www.Staples.com - Sign up as a Rewards Member and get FREE delivery on every
order. We use this to order everything and get free next-day delivery of
things as little as a ream of paper.
You know what has been the most convenient tool for me so
far? Not going to the post office!!!! I print and ship from home.
Save yourself an hour in line when even the least computer-savvy person can do
this. Trust me! :) Print Priority mail postage from
www.usps.com and choose Click N Ship!
Where else do I shop around for the
cheapest hotel and airfare when traveling but the following sites (shop each one
for the best rates): Any where I can! Come back soon and see more
Family Finance Center
- shop through this site and sign up your credit cards to track your chopping
and start saving hundreds of FREE $$$ for college! Sign up your grocery
club cards also! I personally save almost $800 a year through this
program. $800 of free money...why not?
www.ePinions.com is a
great place to look for real-people reviews of any product or service you can
think of! Do your homework before you buy anything.