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You can never be too productive or too high-profile (just look at The Kardashians). But whether you’re a
single person start-up or working for a multi-national company, the following services will help you work
T E X T BY SA N DY L I N D S E Y
7. SNACK TOOLS: Free apps to
create everything from a website
to slideshows and flipbooks.
All without the need for an IT or Art
Department. SLACK: Use contractors instead
of employees? Slack allows you to
communicate with your team as if
they were in the office with you.
2. FACEBOOK AUDIENCE
INSIGHTS: Provides detailed
product demographics based off
product-interest keywords. Best of all, it’s free.
DASHLANE: This auto-logger
returns all the wasted time we spend
remembering and typing all our
various usernames, passwords and credit card
3. RING CENTRAL: Make a small
business seem bigger even if you’re
running the world from your cell
phone by putting callers in a sophisticated
56 AUDIENCE OWL: Analyzes your
email lists and Twitter followers and
quantifies their demographics to direct
you to the best prospects to network with.
GOOGLE SURVEY: Want to know
what your audience thinks? Just ask
them. It’s that simple. SurveyMonkey is
8. GUSTO: We loved the old name
— Zen Payroll — because it said it
all. From your first employee to your
500th, it even factors in worker’s comp and
HELLOBOND: Allows you to send
correspondence via snail mail written
by a robot with a fountain pen. It’s
totally personalized technology.
MENTION.NET: Just how
well are you known? This
website allows you to track
all of your mentions online, allowing you to
keep your finger on your popularity pulse
on-the-go and in real time.