Good software is free – money saving tip

sage software

Cutting your IT costs

I want to help you save money and I am not going to ask you for anything in return.

Every year I save thousands of euros by not spending any money on software. It only took one small event to drive me to look for a better deal and in this case it was Sage Software. Most of the essential tasks I have to perform on a daily basis in my business are done using free software. It amazes me why they dont teach this stuff in business classes. I know for a fact that most folk that work in small businesses dont know or practice the steps I share with you here.

Perform these three simple tasks to start saving money.

* Each working day spend 10 mins searching for a specific tool.
* Record your findings using the free service from evernote.com.
* Just ten minutes at the end of each day exploring the features of your findings.

Keep this up for just four weeks and you will have a really good selection of free tools you can use to get things done in your business. This are some of my favorites just to get you started and help you discover what is possible.

Below in the right hand column you will find the software that you probably have purchased or recognize and on the left you will find the software that will not cost you a thing.

Here we go:

Just type the name of the free product to the search engines

One system to manage customers and accounting

salesorder.com pricing: free Sage Software – really expensive and only does Accounting

Creating and writing Documents

Google Docs pricing: $0 Microsoft Office pricing – at least $100

Or

OpenOffice (www.openoffice.org)

Sharing ideas online

Bubbl.us pricing: $0 Mindjet pricing – at least $200

Making videos

Jing pricing: $0 Camtasia Studio pricing – at least $300

Teleseminars

DimDim pricing: $0 AdobeConnect pricing – at least $200/month

My thanks to the Sage Software incident for the inspiration!motivation to write this up and help you out.

More soon…


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