Small Business Tools for Success – Small Business Show 196

small business toolsFrom time to time we discuss the tools we use to run our own Small Businesses and why we couldn’t live without them. Join us today for our second installment of Tools for Small Businesses to hear from your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton about their favorite business products.

We start out with a detailed discussion of Trello and how Dave’s team uses it for managing content creation on the MacObserver. while Shannon uses the Kanban style of project management that Trello visualizes to manage various projects throughout difference businesses. Then it’s on to Google Hangouts and how bringing your team together on video is a powerful way to keep everyone focused and connected.

The next set of tools comes from the good folks at Iwascoding with their GarageSale and GaragePay products – both essential tools for managing listing and product sales on eBay along with cashflow and reporting via Paypal.

Dave jumps in with his recommendation of Arlo Cameras and the Synergy Surveillance Station and then we’re on to some common sense tools like mini-breaks during your day and giant manilla envelopes to deal with the inevitable inflow of paperwork you need to hang onto for your Small Business.

Evernote rounds out our software list of essential tools along with a couple of other Podcasts you should be listening to and we wrap up the show with a call to always be carrying a pocket knife.

Listen in and share your own tools at the Small Business Support Group!

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2 comments

  1. Robbie Roof says:

    Dave,
    Have you tried the Arlo Pro2 cameras with Surveillance Station successfully?? Was thinking about trying Arlo Cameras but there is a thread on Arlo’s support site that seems to indicate that Surveillance Station won’t work with Arlo Cameras.

    Can you clarify??

    Thanks a bunch.

    • dave says:

      Hey, Robbie! The Arlo cameras are closed-source cameras that only talk to NETGEAR’s Arlo app and service, so they’re not directly accessible for something like Surveillance Station. For that you need what I like to think of as “Open Source” cameras, those being cameras that are accessible directly via an IP address on your local network. Foscam makes quite a few of those cameras, and they all work really well with Surveillance Station.