8 Important Business Tools, and a Free Digitalocean Promo Code!

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Eight Tangible Business Tools for Your Intangible Product or Business We wanted to reward our loyal readers with a free Digitalocean promo code for $25 off hosting services. Digitalocean is kind of a new-type of web hosting, where you only pay for what you use. We aren’t associated with Digitalocean in any way, but wanted to give our readers something of value in each post (a new thing we’re trying….). If you use GoDaddy as a host/domain registrar, then you can see their offers here. If you sell information, your product is intangible. Some consider services, such as consultation or web design, to be intangible products. Do you sell domain names or web hosting services? Your product is intangible.  Just because your product is intangible, this in no way means you do not have a need for tangible business tools to be a success. Here are eight of the most common tools your business may need. 1. Computer – You must have a way to manage your business website, receive and send email, and chat with potential clients online. Mobility has become more important since the invention of personal computers and the internet, so instead of having a desktop computer, consider a laptop or tablet. And make sure you protect your computer with a security software solution like Norton.  2. Telephone – You must have a way to talk on the telephone with your customers and venders. Similar to computers, mobility is important for telephone communications. Instead of investing in a home phone, consider a cellphone. You do not have to pay $1000 for a cellphone, but you want a good “smart phone.” 3. Printer/Fax Machine – You will need to print, copy, and scan documents for your business. You will also need a way to send and receive faxes. This can be covered with one device. A good printer should be able to print, copy, scan, and serve as a fax machine. With newer printers, you can even email documents to your printer for printing. This may sound expensive, but surprisingly, it is not. You can get a good printer for around $100 or less. 4. File Cabinet – This may sound incredibly old fashioned, but it is more necessary than you might imagine. It is true that you can store your documents online through a variety of services. You can also store things on your…