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10 of the Best Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

10 of the Best Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs
This series is supported by Grasshopper, the Virtual Phone System designed for entrepreneurs. Learn more about Grasshopper at Whether your company is just starting out, just starting to turn a profit or already on the verge of an acquisition, as an entrepreneur you'll be constantly evaluating the tools that will help get your business to the next stage. Even if the ink on the business plan isn't dry yet, you want to be armed with the social media tools that will play an important role in company communication, product and brand promotions, and business development for your startup. Some of the tools in this list will be familiar, but it's worth taking a moment to reframe how they might become power tools in a business context. 10. As an entrepreneur, you need to know what people are saying about your company as well as your competitors. Pro Tip: By default, the Monitter interface is gray on black, which can be hard on the eyes. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Model Legal Documents What Are The NVCA Model Venture Capital Financing Documents? A "template" set of model legal documents for venture capital investments put together by a group of leading venture capital attorneys. The model venture capital financing documents consist of: HOW TO: Connect with Other Entrepreneurs Online This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. There's no substitute for experience. Many successful entrepreneurs learned how to run a business as they built one, and they had the educational benefit of being able to make mistakes and learn from them as they went along. But if there's something close to a substitute for experience, it's probably somebody else's experience — which makes other small business owners the perfect people to ask for advice about your own business decisions. These nine websites will help you track down the appropriate entrepreneurs.

Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source desktop and mobile software Audacity Audacity is a multiplatform audio editor that can import and export in numerous formats, including WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), and Ogg Vorbis. Useful to anyone who needs to manipulate audio, from amateur podcasters to professional musicians, it supports a large number of tracks and offers a large variety of special effects. Audacity's editing features let you reduce noise and distortions, and the program has some of my favorite effects, including fades, wah wah, echo, and distortion. Another fun feature is the reverse effect, which allows you to play music backward just like Pink Floyd and the Beatles did in the '60s.

Social Media for Business: The Dos & Don'ts of Sharing Sarah Evans is the director of communications at Elgin Community College (ECC) in Elgin, Illinois. She also authors a PR and social media blog and is the founder of #journchat. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr; your online personality is not only part of your overall brand, it becomes an interactive experience for you and your business. So, who is the face or voice of your brand and what do they share? It's a very important decision in and of itself. Just as you create branding guidelines and key messaging guides, so too should you dedicate time to creating your social media personality. 20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites Following up on the advertising toolbox, you also need to let the media (oh if only there was a site about web 2.0 and social networking where you could get covered...) know about your new venture. We've gathered 20+ sites that will help you with getting your press release out in the world for free. And don't forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! - Free release distribution with ad-support - Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving. - Distributs to sites like Google News and, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis.

HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Josh Peters is a social media and Internet marketing consultant and the co-author of Twittfaced. He blogs at Shuaism and can usually be found hanging out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Each section of AIDA represents a section of your sales and marketing process and can help you set your expectations, decide what to monitor, and visualize the relationships between each part. Understanding the flow of the tools and tactics will also help you get your measurements and analytics in line with your goals.

Free HRM Software As the backbone of your HR management system, this module enables you to effectively handle fundamental personnel tasks. The module includes the following features: Create and generate organizational structure through definition of company information including geographical locations, property management and organizational hierarchies. Organize employee job information by defining job titles‚ pay grades‚ employment status and identification of equal employment opportunity (EEO) job categories. 270+ Tools for Running a Business Online Last August we featured a post with more than 230 online apps for running your business. Since there are hundreds of new apps coming on the market every year, we figured it was time for an update. This year we came up with more than 270 additional apps. Some are completely new since last year, others might have been overlooked, and still others made significant improvements that gained them a spot on the list. Accounting, Billing, Invoicing, Estimating & Contracts

Project ROME Project ROME is an all-in-one content creation and publishing application that lets virtually anyone at work or home inject the power of graphics, photos, text, video, audio and animation into everyday projects. From printed materials and presentations to digital documents and websites, you can go from start to finish within the simple, creative Project ROME environment. Project ROME is a Software-as-a-Service offering, and works as both an Adobe AIR® desktop application and as a browser-based web application, leveraging the power of Adobe® AIR® and Adobe Flash Player® technology.

Welcome to FrontAccounting Welcome to our Web Site. Our speciality is Accounting systems for small companies and our popular web based FrontAccounting is a simple, but powerful, system for the entire ERP chain and covers: The databases can be placed anywhere in the world and can be reached from everywhere. FrontAccounting is free and released under the GNU General Public License.

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