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SlideRocket Set to Blast Into the Online Lead Generation Space

Sliderocket

SlideRocket is an online presentation editor positioned initially to take on the likes of PowerPoint and Keynote on the web. Today I think it took a giant leap forward.

I’ve always liked SlideRocket’s ease of use for design and find it easier to use than most desktop software. Over the last year or so the tool has continued, in my opinion, to improve by making it easier to add video, use presentations offline, and host online presentations that don’t require any download or plugin on the part of the attendee.

SlideRocket is also a great presentation asset manager because it allows you to share and collaborate on presentations with team members and even updates all your presentations and slides when you make a change to an asset such as a logo. Organizations that share or use common presentations for sales and demos should really appreciate that functionality.

This week SlideRocket announced additional features that also make it a powerful sales and lead generation tool.

Consider eBay as a Small Business Sales Channel

Marketing podcast with Lin Shearer (Click to play or right click and “Save As” to download – Subscribe now via iTunes

I spent a significant amount of time with eBay sellers this year as I participated in a four city event called eBay OnLocation. One of the things that became abundantly clear during my interaction with eBay sellers is that the myth that eBay is just a bunch of folks selling stuff out of their attic is just that – a myth.

ebay prostoresWhile there certainly are people that look to eBay for selling the odd treasure, the focus of eBay of late has been on equipping the professional seller – including businesses that are turning to eBay as a new sales channel for their products and services.

One of the nicest services that eBay offers its sellers, that is also available to anyone wanting to start an ecommerce store, is ProStores.

For this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast I interviewed Lin Shearer – Senior Marketing Manager of eBay ProStores.

ProStores is pretty much a turn-key store, with real time payments and tons of interactive functionality with the push of a button. Obviously, eBay data and product feeds integrate easily but, so does any product data or Excel file.

If you’re looking for an easy way to add ecommerce or looking for a way to get started with eBay as a sales channel, ProStores might be one of the best

What Kind of Business Should I Start?

The title to this post is a question I receive often. So many people want to start their own business these days but, are at a loss as to what to do.

It’s a tough question really and one that needs to be approached as many things in life – from a strategic standpoint first.

See a lot of folks just want to jump right into tactics – what’s hot, what can I make money doing, what are my skills, what’s my background – but that’s only part of the equation.

The first thing you must answer is this – What do I want out of life?

I know, I know, it’s only the biggest, scariest, hardest question on the planet and that’s why so many people just skip it.

Here’s how that applies to your business though.

There are two kinds of businesses, generally, from a strategic standpoint – the business of passion and purpose and the business of profit and practicality.

Weekend Favs October Two

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don't go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.…

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