While Facebook is considered to be the typical social networking site it does offer the entrepreneur and business person many perks and applications that can make life easier and help to promote business. Some of the more popular options will be discussed in this article.
Box Files is a service that allows you to backup files or store files online to a maximum capacity of 1 GB. This only requires that you possess a Box.net account. Files such as text, audio and even video files can be easily stored. This is valuable especially when you need to ensure that important files for your business are properly backed up in the event of failures in your hardware and more.
Search is another versatile application that is available from inside Facebook. This application places the world of information at the tips of your fingers and allows searches through the pages of Google, Amazon and Wikipedia all from inside your Facebook account.
There is even an application that allows you to upload your documents and share them with the Facebook community. With this application you can access the documents uploaded by other members as well. In order to access this application you will have to sign up with Think Free and then you are on your way.
With te use of the eBay Auctions application you can make use of your Facebook account to advertise the items that you have placed on sale on eBay. This is great publicity for your auctions and can ensure that you get a great price.
The application known as SlideShare is a versatile application that allows you to share your PowerPoint and OpenOffice presentations. There is also the ability to share KeyNote and PDF files with friends on your profile. Using this application you can get feedback from others and also leave comments on others presentations as well.
Jobster is great for those of us that are looking for jobs or even those that are looking for employees. This application makes great use of social networking in a positive way by making connections between individuals that have similar needs and the people that can meet those needs. In this case the need for a job and prospective hirers.
Usng the application called Ether you can market your skills and make some extra cash. Advertise the skill or talent that you bring to the table using Ether and the app provides a number that forwards to your personal number for the prospective clients to reach you. This is done once the client agrees to pay the rate shown on your profile.
Another great application is Price Tracker. This app tracks the items that you show interest in and notifies you as to price changes. This makes Amazon shopping easier than ever and you can buy when the price is low.
Fantasy Stock Exchange is great for those considering treading into the Stock Market. It gives you a forum to test your investing skills without the attached risks. This is done as a trial before you plunge into the real Stock Market.
TechCrunch is an all in one resource that is making the Internet pay attention. The top companies and products that make the Web what it is are featured on this site and this app feeds you the up to date news and headlines from the site.
Ucoming also keeps you informed as it provides information on all events that are upcoming.
Market your software skill or even seek out programmers to enrol in your project. This bulletin board styled app is ideal for promotion of your business and more.