“Uh uh get money, get money”, I have to stop there since Biggie Smalls was “Notorious” for crude lyrics, but there’s your ear worm for the day!
I recently did a job that needed to be invoiced on the spot. I wanted something that would flow with my record keeping and make sure that it was more professional than an e-mail. I found the great iPhone app Get Paid. It allowed me to log the client and billing agreements and send an invoice immediately. Best of all, it emailed the client a professional looking invoice and stored all my billing info. It calculates taxes and flat and hourly rates. I was also able to export the client information via wifi when I got home. I didn’t even need to sit down at my computer. Once I was back on my home wifi it will sync with a computer on the same network with the push of a button I wouldn’t advise using at as your only system, but if you need to invoice on the spot to “Get Money”, then Get Paid!
Need more data instead of cowbell? Then do I have a site for you! City-data.com is phenomenal when you need demographics in an instant. Don’t know Excel, no problem. Does SPSS give you a headache? City-data.com has got you covered. For any type of preliminary proposal, you may be putting together, or even more in-depth. Take it from me there were many a night during my MBA course work that I needed reputable stats, STAT! While a fuller richer more thorough survey may need to be done on a target audience later, you can quickly get a very good look at any city in the nation. Heck, they even give you the average precipitation! Check out my city here and keep scrolling down.The graphs are accurate and are large enough when downloaded to easily bedazzle in PhotoShop or InDesign. They can also be copied right into your PowerPoint or Prezi. Prezis are a whole other post! So the next time you find out your presenting target market analysis in 30 minutes no sweat, you’ve got data!