This months Feature Small Business Tool is Google Contacts. Why are Google Contacts GREAT? Because this application can act as your client database, it comes with your GMAIL account for FREE, it syncs with your smartphone/tablet/iPad, and because you can access it from any computer or device no matter where you are.
Google Contacts has many of the same features that some of the more costly client databases have. For example, Google Contacts includes features like contact notes, contact dates, custom fields, multiple phone numbers/email addresses, postal address, contact photo, contact groups, calendar and email integration.
Favorite Feature #1: NOTES
Notes allows you to keep track of all of your contact activities and tasks. Notes are fully searchable within Google Contacts. You can add just about anything you want to to the notes field.
Favorite Feature #2: Custom Contact Info
The custom contact info allows you to add title and company information as well as a contact photo and contact group. All of these features sync with your devices so you can quickly identify your contacts when they call or when you call them.
Favorite Feature #3: Custom Contact Fields
The Custom Fields feature allows you to add any field of information for a contact that you might need. You can add a “to-do” task date (dates sync with your Google Calendar), custom phone fields, custom email fields, or any kind of field that you might need to make Google Contacts work as your client database.
For more information about Google Contacts, use this link: http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1628008
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org