DIY Tech Services

If you have a need, there’s an exceptional chance that it can be met via the Internet, literally. Searching for an answer, how-to instructions or remedy for a problem on any given search engine will produce a world of content. We’re reminded of a line from the movie “Jobs,” in which a professor told a young Steve Jobs:  Theoretically, there is no limit to what computers can do. Years later, we say, there’s no limit to what you can do thanks to cyberspace. To that point, we’re sharing some of our go-to sites for “doing it ourselves.”

SumAll

“Your data shouldn’t exist in silos.” SumAll allows you to see all your social media analytic information in one place and provides you visibility into the past, present and future. What does that mean? View sales, site visits, fans and followers, and charges all in one secure and convenient place. Compare data across different platforms to get deep insights.

Google+ Business

Your Google+ page connects you with customers, whether they’re looking for you on Search, Maps, Google+ or mobile devices. Best of all, it’s free.

Hootsuite

Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles and measure your social networking reach.

Expensify

Streamline the way your employees report expenses, the way expenses are approved, and the way you export that information to your accounting package. Through a range of apps to monitor, track, and regulate every dollar spent, you can surely reduce the burden of managing your business’ expenses.

Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again.

FreeGrader.com

Free business website grader — a free tool that checks your website for Mobile, Social and SEO elements.

Google Voice

Want a general number that you can give out without compromising your privacy? Google Voice is the answer. The service gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail as easy as email, free U.S. long distance, low rates on international calls and many other useful features. And the best part, it’s free.

YouTube

YouTube hit a major milestone in 2013 when it leapt past 1 million monthly users — meaning that one of out of every two people using the Internet visits the site every month. Why? Well, for one, it is DIY heaven; no more how-to manuals. YouTube allows you the ease of seeing how it’s done.

Basecamp

Basecamp is the world’s #1 project management tool — offering to-do lists, Web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking and a messaging system.

Flipboard

If you’re an avid news and periodical reader, you can’t go wrong with Flipboard. The app aggregates all of your favorite reading materials in one space and that can be flipped through continuously as if all were one magazine. Brilliant.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Legal Zoom 

The founding vision behind the Web-based tool was for an easy-to-use, online service that helped people create their own legal documents. Since then, the site has expanded to become the premier online legal destination for small businesses and consumers.

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