There’s no shortage of cool tools coming out for business owners. I heard about many at a conference a few weeks ago in New Orleans, and some of the hottest included:
- Google Voice (formerly grandcentral.com), a one-number voice mail/email service; grasshopper.com is similar.
- Heard of live chat? That’s soooo early 2000s! Try video chat inside gmail (Google) email accounts, where you can see friends while chatting.
- Run a timesheet-oriented business? Try www.slimtimer.com, an online tool to simplify timesheets.
- Worried about losing your company’s institutional knowledge, or scrambling to find the same documents again and again? Store it all on a free password-protected wiki, at Googlesites, without needing to code in html.
- Looking to create a group of like-minded people to share coffee, war stories, best practices, etc.? One may already exist, or create one on your own at www.meetup.com.
- Create your own live video streaming show, for free of course, at www.ustream.com. (Distribute it – for free – on www.tubemogul.com.)
- Go beyond old RSS feeds to www.feedburner.com (of course, now also owned by Google) to build your own audiences and push your content to more people.
Does anyone charge for software anymore? Enjoy.