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A To Z of Small Business Tools

A To Z of Small Business Tools [Kindle Edition]

Helen Stothard
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The A to Z of Small Business Tools is a directory of some of the tools that I use in the day to day running of my business. These are the tools that save me time, make me more efficient for my clients and help me run my business more smoothly.

This book is designed to help small businesses at all stages of their development; for those who are just starting out I hope this will give some idea of the resources available to assist in your future ventures, and for those who have been in business for a while, I hope these tools will help you streamline both your client and business tasks, to save time in all aspects of your organisation.

The Small Business Tools in this book range from information for you to consider during the set-up process, to online resources to assist you with the running of your business. Furthermore, most of them are free, or offer a trial version, so you can try them and experience how they can work for you.

As you can imagine, there are many more resources available than are listed in this book. In the A to Z of Small Business Tools, I’ve listed the ones that are my favourites; I love to use them and they have had the biggest positive impact on my business.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 835 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470170361
  • Publisher: HLS Publishing Solutions (3 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075IWG7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Helen Stothard is a straight talking northern lass, mother to one, and a Twitter addict who started her own business in 2009 and has never looked back.

She enjoys writing business books but has always had a hankering to write her own work of fiction. In the meantime she spends her time helping authors self publish their work as well as supporting other business owners, helping them focus on moving their businesses forward whilst also saving them time and money.

When she is not working, she likes to pretend she's a runner (albeit a slow one), spends time reading books on Kindle, working and playing on her iPad and generally being a gadget geek, as well as spending time with her loved ones.

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5.0 out of 5 stars very useful 4 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very useful book for anybody starting their own business ... and it's still useful for those who started a few years ago!
I'm pleased to say that I agree with a lot of the tools Helen uses but I'm equally surprised to read about some I hadn't heard of.

Oh, and the following sentence made me giggle:"I bought a box of envelopes when I started, and I'm still tripping over them years later!"
I bet you can guess why! Yes, snap ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real business time saver! 22 Mar 2012
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When you run a small business, particularly at first, you know you need to be efficient. That goes without saying you search around for the right piece of software or website that will help you do this. You then find lots of other people recommending alternatives. look at them and maybe download a few. find they're not quite what you're looking for and you settle for being a just a bit more efficient rather than totally organised. What you need is someone who can explain in simple language the benefits of various tools, someone who has found out what REALLY works and if they are available at a reasonable cost (or, even better, free).

Enter ....Helen Stothard...and her book ` A-Z of small business tools'. Helen has roadtested all these tools, done screengrabs for you showing you what exactly to do, provided links to websites and shared some real gems of insider knowledge on what to do and equally importantly what not to do. Don't think it's all business focused here though...Helen also includes advice on how to maintain the biggest asset your business has...YOU.

If you want a `warts and all' guidebook on small business tools that really make a difference to your productivity and profits you need this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars great info for small businesses 11 April 2012
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I have been in business for over three years and consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about various applications, programs and help that is out there. Despite this I still found things in this book that caught my attention and made me think "gosh, I didn't know about/realise that".

Helen's book is jam-packed with lots of great tips and tools that any self-respecting business person would (and should) take heed of. OK, maybe they won't be exactly right for you and your business but they will make you think "if this isn't quite right for me, what would be?"

On my first quick flick through I noted down at least eight things that I wanted to look into further - and that was just first impressions. It wasn't just applications though, Helen has sensible and useful thoughts on how to help you make your business run smoother and more effectively.

I feel that this book is well worth the investment - even if you only take away eight things (and I am sure you'd find more).
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Helen has left no stone unturned in her quest to find programmes, apps and tools that will help the small business.

But don't expect this to be anything like those 'X Top Tools for Business' blogs you may have read - every one of these tools is reviewed by Helen, and she also explains how to use it and how it has helped her.

I've been in business for 17 years and I found many new tools to help save my time, automate my business and make me more productive.

Well worth downloading.

Oh, and if you think the a-z title means there are only 26 tools, think again - I counted over 50!
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From the opening chapter the author Helen Stothard takes you by the hand and skilfully guides you through the maze that is the electronic app world, at every step describing and explaining their use, especially from the small business persons perspective.

Helen, owner of clearly understands the requirements of today's modern small business, and although offers simple and clear advice, also discusses quite complex and advanced strategies, perfect for both first time business start up or seasoned serial entrepreneur.

Having been a business owner myself for 10 years, I was quite happy to believe that this dog had seen most of the tricks of the trade, yet Helen managed to bring me bang upto date in many areas, and has proved my offices business communications systems efficiency, hopefully saving my organisation valuable time, whilst allowing it to appear to offer better customer services to clients.

I would highly recomend this book to not just the small business owner, but I would also encourage any business executive, or mumpreneur or blogger to reach to the virtual bookShelf and pull down a copy of this business persons Bible of how to !
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