3 Unexpected Places to Find Funding for Your Business
The typical advice article about financing your business is usually about loans or other types of lenders or equity investors. Loans, angel capital and alternative financing such as accounts receivables factoring are key ways that we small businesses fund hiring, growth and operations. But there are other ways to fund your business . . . Read Find Funding for Your Business
Sales and Selling
Selling as if people matter
Finally, A Sales Person’s CRM | A Sales Guy
I’ve been playing with Nimble for the past month and it’s a CRM worth looking at. Nimble could have just as easily been called “Integrate.” Nimble is built in a way that allows what once took multiple clicks and tedious input to happen with a single click. Everything from inputting a new contact, checking out a clients social stream, reading an email or seeing an accounts activity can be done almost instantaneously without ever leaving the site . . . A Sales Person’s CRM
From the On the verge blog
Why Are You Sending Me This Email? 3 X 3 Email Marketing Strategies
Your email inbox is filled to overflowing with unread messages. Everyone’s is. And everyday we play the game of what to read and what to delete. So, imagine how much it costs in wasted time and lost opportunities when that happens to . . . Read at Email Strategies
This issue of the On the verge newsletter is brought to you by Sage E-marketing, powered by Swiftpage. Learn more about email marketing, drip marketing, and email marketing analytics . . . Swiftpage.
Apps and services, gadgets and gizmos
Google Maps Now Includes Real-Time Traffic Data
The new-and-improved feature offers estimated travel times within Google Maps based on current traffic conditions. So, if you’re heading across town to meet a new yoga instructor you’ll be able to see how long several routes might take with no traffic, as well as how long the expedition might be based on the traffic conditions right now. . . . Real-Time Traffic Data
Triple Threat: Toshiba Unveils Three New Quad-Core Excite Android Tablets
Spring has come, and like new buds springing forth from the loamy earth, so too are new gadgets constantly being released into the real world. Today’s first helping of new gear comes from Toshiba, who has just fleshed out their Excite line of Android tablets with three new entrants: the Excite 7.7, Excite 10, and the plus-sized Excite 13. Read it at Android Tablets
Six reasons why tablets will replace desk phones
The office desk phone is officially on notice that it might be heading to a dusty equipment closet down in the basement. It’s not going to be an immediate transition for some organizations, but we are finally at a point where the economics and technologies meet to make the tablet a compelling replacement for the old school desk phone. Read it at Tablets will replace Desk Phones
Tweeps and Peeps
Social media, demystified
How To Find And Attract Leads Using LinkedIn
LinkedIn has been touted the most powerful social media tool for professionals. Unlike other social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn keeps professional connections just that—professional. You’ll be hard pressed to find business owners chatting about their kids or weekend plans on LinkedIn. Instead, you’ll find businesses looking for . . . Attract Leads Using LinkedIn
25 Tweeple to Follow Who Will Make You a Better Inbound Marketer
The people listed below love to engage on Twitter, are experts in their field, and if you choose to follow and engage with them will undoubtedly make your inbound marketing efforts more successful . . . 25 Tweeple to Follow
Social Share Buttons. Just Pick Three – Stanford Smith, pushing social
In the movie Office Space, Stan the manager of Chotchkie’s badgers Joanna (Jennifer Aniston) to wear more flair, cheesy aluminum buttons usually handed out by political candidates. At Chotchkie’s flair was proof of enthusiasm and team spirit. We have a social media equivalent of flair. We call them social buttons and we enthusiastically litter our blogs with them . . .Just Pick Three Buttons
Publications for business and personal growth
Google Exec Talks Hypersonic Gliders and Hummingbirds at TED
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” PopSci’s favorite DARPA head turned Google exec has done her turn at TED, and the video has just hit the wires. Titled “From Mach-20 Glider to Hummingbird Drone,” Dugan’s theme of discouraging the fear of failure is a retrospective on DARPA’s technological milestones and how the nerds at DARPA reached them by believing in impossible things. . . . From Mach-20 Glider to Hummingbird Drone
Announcements and Whatnot
Sage ACT! Premium Mobility is coming!
At long last, ACT! users will soon be able to access contacts, calendar, and other critical details on tablets and smart phones. An inline update in Sage ACT! Premium v.2012 will be available around April 19th that includes Sage ACT! Premium Mobile. This is game changing for ACT! users with iPad, iPhone, or Android devices.
Another Sage option remains for ACT! pro and premium users of versions 2012 – 2010. Sage ACT! Connect will be a good option for anyone with spotty online access, with the option to sync up to 5000 records ($69.95 per device).But if you can reliably get online, then no syncing, fast performance, and FREE are three very compelling reasons to pick Sage ACT! Premium Mobile. We’ll provide more details as they become available.