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Computer Therapy 76, 80, 84, 89 – A Four Part Tech for Success Series, Using Technology to Succeed in Business.

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Keith Girouard from Umagine and I talk about business and technology.

Business is the place for technology to assist you in almost every area. From planning to execution, technology plays a part. It is not just the computers and other machines you use but the technology of planning and tracking your progress.

Over the next 3 months on the 3rd Friday of the month we are going to talk about this subject. Come back each month and find out more. If you have questions or comments please email us and let us know.

CT 76 – The Overview of the Series,

CT 80 – Planning to start a buisness? Find out what processes and technology will help.
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CT 84 – Today was a great show. Keith Girouard from
Umagine LLC joins me for the third in a four part series on Technology for your Business. A lot of great information about how to make the growth of you company something you enjoy and you are ready for. Find out what tools you can use to make the growth of our company fun and profitable. Check out the other two shows and get the information you need to plan and grow you company.

CT 89  How and When to start Managing your Company?

Today we talked about managing you company.  When do you change from the growth phase to the management phase. What kinds of systems do we need to set up to help us take advantage of the resources we have available to us.

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FreeMind This is an open source Free tool to do mind mapping

mindJet this is a paid tool it links into outlool and has a few extra features

FreeCRM This is a full feature CRM package. you can use it for Free with limitation then move to the paid service or not.

Salesforce This is one of the biggest ASP CRM packages. It is very complete and you can track a sale from frist call to closing. It works very well for a sales force on the road or in difffrent location. If you are a non-profit you can ask for 10 seats for free. Otherwise you have to pay.

 

Berkshire Hills MA Computer Therapy Local Chambers Tech & Society

Computer Therapy 82 – Local Company with National Reach Clark & Green Architecture & Design

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Stephan Green, Stephen Mc Alister and Glenn Goble discuss the architectural process and the technology they use to create drawings and layouts building plans.  Other topics include:

  • What you need to know when you talk to an architect?
  • How do you get the feel for the right architect?
  • How can you make sure you get what you want from your architect?

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A link to Clark & Green Architecture & Design

 

Berkshire Hills MA Computer Therapy Local Chambers

Computer Therapy Show 65 Web Statistics and Cont. of Shop Local

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Today I am talking about Web Statistics. What are they? Why do I care if I have a web site?  What can webmaster find out about me?  If there a way I can protect myself, do I need to?  All that and more in the first half of the show. 

Thinigs to do and shop local series. We contuinue to look and buisnesses in the Berkshires that we can use and find out about on the web.  Today we look at things you can do in the winter.  Alot of these companines would be happy to help you in the summer also.

AROUND THE HOME &
HOME IMPROVEMENT SECTION
ARCHITECTS/ENGINEERS
CLARK & GREEN, INC
Address: 113 BRIDGE ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-5180
Contact Person: STEPHAN GREEN
Website: www.clarkandgreen.com
Business Description:

Clark & Green, Inc. is an idea-based architectural studio providing clients with complete design services from conceptual planning through construction. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of both individual and community life.

FORESIGHT LAND SERVICES
Address: 1496 W HOUSATONIC ST
City: PITTSFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01201
Telephone: 413-528-8822
Contact Person: ROBERT HOOGS
Website: www.foresightland.com
Business Description:

Civil engineering, land surveying, land planning, and environmental permits for single family residences, ponds, septic systems, commercial and industrial developments. Over 35 years of quality services in the Berkshires.

HOME CONTRACTORS
ABBEY ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Address: PO BOX 245
City: LENOXDALE
State: MA
Zip Code: 01242
Telephone: 413-637-1410
Contact Person: JERRY KELLY
Website: www.abbeyroadconstruction.com
Business Description:

Nationally certified residential Design, Build and Remodel Company operating in Lenox since 1987. Provides one-stop shopping for the homeowner desiring an addition, deck, kitchen, bath or other improvements.

CARPETCLEAN
Address: 181 SALISBURY RD
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-8280
Toll Free: 888-854-3900
Contact Person: ROBERT MILLER
Contact Position: OWNER
Website: www.robertmillerscarpetclean.com
Business Description:

We professionally clean your carpets to rid your home of deep down soil. State of the art products and equipment, guaranteed prices, and no hidden costs.

We offer services to keep your furniture looking its best. All fabrics inspected and tested for special attention and pre-spotting.

Free, No-obligation estimates.

We can often save you more than the cost of our service alone.

Special Offer(s): 15% discount for members (New business only)

GENNARI PLUMBING
Address: 305 STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01236
Telephone: 413-644-8988
Toll Free: 800-833-2565
Contact Person: RUTH MADOW
Website: www.gennariplumbing.com
Business Description:

Gennari Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a family owned business specializing in all phases of plumbing, heating, air conditioning and energy managment. Servicing residential or commercial, big or small.

LEISURE POOLS INC
Address: 789 S MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-1765
Contact Person: BARBARA ZDZIARSKI
Website: www.leisurepools.net
Business Description:

Design & construction of gunite pools & spas. Retail store featuring Helo Saunas and Waters Edge Spas. Full line of chemicals and supplies. Service and maintenance of pools and spas available.

FOUR SEASONS SUNROOMS/BERKSHIRE REMODELING
Address: 256 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-5288
Toll Free: 800-528-5286
Contact Person: RICK BOSHE
Website: www.brc.fourseasonssunrooms.com
Business Description:

Our services include: sunrooms, conservatories,screen/glass deck rooms, large custom skylights.

BARBARA BOUGHTON INTERIORS
Address: 40 RAILROAD ST SUITE #1
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-644-9288
Contact Person: BARBARA BOUGHTON
Website: www.barbaraboughtoninteriors.com
Business Description:

26 years of residential and commercial interior design; color consulting, interior architectural planning, custom cabinet and furniture design, kitchens, baths, exquisite fabrics, and carpets. Unique gallery space for fine arts & artifacts.

WINDOW TREATMENTS
BUDGET BLINDS
Address: COVERING BERKSHIRE COUNTY & TRI STATE AREA
State: MA
Telephone: 243-6633
Toll Free: 800-434-1422
Contact Person: BOB POULIN
Website: www.budgetblinds.com
Business Description:

Think Budget Blinds for The Best in Custom Window Coverings! Shop-at-Home with a Vast Selection of Name Brands, Low Price Promise, FREE in-home Consultation, FREE Estimate, Professional Installation, Lifetime Service Warranty. Call Today!

COUNTRY CURTAINS
Address: MAIN ST AT THE RED LION INN
City: STOCKBRIDGE
State: MA
Zip Code: 01262
Telephone: 413-298-5565
Toll Free: 800-456-0321
Contact Person: REBECCA RIORDAN
Website: www.countrycurtains.com
Business Description:

Country Curtains mail-order and retail operation since 1956! We feature over 100 styles of curtains in addition to bed ensembles and home decorating accessories. Please visit us at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge.

FURNITURE
DECORATIVE ARTS STUDIO
Address: FRONT ST
Mailing Address: PO BOX 504
City: HOUSATONIC
State: MA
Zip Code: 01236
Telephone: 413-274-6975
Contact Person: NICK MONGIARDO
Website: www.nicholasmongiardoinc.com
Business Description:
FURNITURE ~ FURNITURE RESTORATION

G.A. BLANCO & SONS, INC.
Address: ROUTE 71 @ THE ALFORD LINE
Mailing Address: PO BOX 149
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-9500
Toll Free: 800-628-5086
Fax Number: 800-931-0016
Contact Person: EDWARD BLANCO
Website: www.gablanco.com
Business Description:

Distributors of office supplies, computer supplies, computer hardware and peripherals, office furniture and ergonomic seating.

FUELS

BERKSHIRE GAS CO
Address: 115 CHESHIRE RD
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1388
City: PITTSFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01202
Telephone: 413-442-1511
Toll Free: 800-292-5019
Contact Person: DENNIS HOGAN
Website: www.berkshiregas.com
Business Description:

Meeting the energy needs of western Massachusetts for more than 150 years, Berkshire Gas proudly provides efficient, clean burning natural gas to residential and commercial users.

OSTERMAN PROPANE, INC.
Address: 480 PLEASANT ST.
City: LEE
State: MA
Zip Code: 01238
Telephone: 413-243-3402
Contact Person: BRUCE KAIDEN
Website: www.ostermangas.com
Business Description:

Full service, local propane gas supplier for south county & hilltowns. Competitive pricing, prompt response, courteous staff. Residential, commercial & industrial. Tank & appliances. Free site visits & estimates. Call us at 1-800-790-3402.

Stockbridge Gas Company
Address:  1 Depot
City:  Stockbridge
State:  MA
Zip Code:
Telephone:  413-298-3000
Contact Person: Nick Nadorff
Website:  www.stockbridgegas.com
Business Description:

Full service, local propane gas supplier.  We sell gas and wood burning stoves, bio deisel and barbeques.

ENERGY AND RECYCLING SERVICES
CENTER FOR ECOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY (CET)
Address: 112 ELM STREET
City: PITTSFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01201
Telephone: 413-445-4556
Contact Person: JAMES CAHILLANE
Website: www.cetonline.org
Business Description:

Education & technical assistance in waste management, energy conservation & renewable resources. Office paper recycling services; Sale of recycled-content copy paper; Restore Home Improvement Center; Massachusetts Materials Exchange

THINGS TO DO IN THE WINTER
SKI AREAS
BOUSQUET SKI AREA
Address: DAN FOX DRIVE
City: PITTSFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01201
Telephone: 413-442-8316
Contact Person: GEORGE JERVAS
Website: www.bousquets.com
Business Description:

Winter – skiing, snowboarding, tubing, rentals, ski school. Summer – mini-golf, driving range, go-karts, water park. Year ’round food & drink, plus liquor license for parties & banquets.

SKI BUTTERNUT SKI AREA & SKI – BOARD SHOP
Address: 380 STATE RD – ROUTE 23
Mailing Address: 380 STATE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2000
Toll Free: 800-438-7669
Contact Person: MATT SAWYER
Contact Position: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Website: www.skibutternut.com
Business Description:

A True Family Mtn. that’s making skiing & riding affordable with, $15 LIFT TICKETS Mon – Thurs (non holiday) & affordable season passes! We offer 22 Trails, 2 Terrain Parks, 100% Snowmaking, 10 Lifts , PSIA-Ski School, the regions best children’s programs + full service Ski & Board Shop.

Special Offer(s): 2006-07 Season Passes are on sale now through Nov. 30th. Adults: $229; Juniors: $179; Kids: $69; Seniors: $99.

MOVIE THEATRE
TRIPLEX CINEMA, THE
Address: 70 Railroad Street
City: Great Barrington
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-8886
Contact Person: JOHN VALENTE
Contact Position: General Manager
Website: www.thetriplex.com
Business Description:

The best movie theater in the Berkshires, featuring first run and independent movies, fabulous surround sound and great snacks. It’s almost like going to the movies in a big city, only a lot better. For movie schedules and online ticketing go to www.thetriplex.com

ANTIGUES
BUGGY WHIP FACTORY
Address: RT 272 NORFOLK RD.
Mailing Address: PO BOX 273
City: SOUTHFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01259
Telephone: 413-229-3576
Contact Person: HANK REEVE
Website: www.buggywhipantiques.com
Business Description:

20,000 sq. ft. antique market featuring 95 dealers. Country & formal furniture, jewelry, glass, china, sterling, tools, kitchenware, vintage lighting, books. Cafe, duck pond, picnic tables & wooden train for the kids. Quality, variety, fun!

CUPBOARDS & ROSES ANTIQUES
Address: 296 S MAIN ST, RT 7
Mailing Address: PO BOX 426
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-3070
Contact Person: EDITH GILSON
Website: www.cupboardsandroses.com
Business Description:

One of the largest selections of 18th & 19th Century painted furniture from Sweden, Denmark, and Europe. Including armoires, chests, tables, Mora clocks, Gustavian Furniture and accessories. Open daily from 10 to 5, closed Tuesdays.

HAMMERTOWN
Address: 325 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-7766
Contact Person: ELIZABETH
Website: www.hammertown.com
Business Description:

The standard in fine country home style in the area. Featured in national magazines, this lifestyle store is the exclusive rep for Mitchel Gold furniture in the Berkshires. We also feature extraordinary rugs, quilts and bed & bath items.

HOME
Address: ROUTE 23
City: S EGREMONT
State: MA
Zip Code: 01258
Telephone: 413-528-5383
Contact Person: RENEE MCBRIDE
Website: www.homeasianantiques.com
Business Description:

A beautiful collection of antique furnishings, folk art, jewelry, lacquerware, 14th-19th c. Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics, teak dining tables, Japanese tansu, textiles and contemporary home objects originating in Southeast Asia.

PAINTED PORCH ANTIQUES
Address: 102 S MAIN ST
Mailing Address: PO BOX 428
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-2700
Contact Person: LARRY SOLOMON
Website: www.paintedporch.com
Business Description:

We specialize in one-of-a-kind French & English country antiques and accessories. Contents include tables, chairs, servers, cupboards, ctr. islands in cherry, chestnut, pine & painted furniture. All are diplayed in 1815 colonial & heated barn.

ART MUSEUMS
CLARK, THE
Address: 225 SOUTH ST
City: WILLIAMSTOWN
State: MA
Zip Code: 01267
Telephone: 413-458-2303
Contact Person: SALLY MORSE MAJEWSKI
Website: www.clarkart.edu
Business Description:

Outstanding collections of French Impressionist, Old Master and American paintings in a natural setting of profound beauty. Enjoy year-round exhibitions and dynamic public programs for all ages and interests.

MASS MoCA
Address: 87 MARSHALL ST
Mailing Address: 1040 MASS MOCA WAY
City: N ADAMS
State: MA
Zip Code: 01247
Telephone: 413-664-4481
Contact Person: KATHERINE MYERS
Website: www.massmoca.org
Business Description:

Housed in a beautifully restored 19th century factory complex, MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the U.S. Rotating exhibitions & full schedule of film, dance parties, concerts, theater and more!

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
Address: ROUTE 183 9 GLENDALE RD
Mailing Address: PO BOX 308
City: STOCKBRIDGE
State: MA
Zip Code: 01262
Telephone: 413-298-4100
Contact Person: KIMBERLY RAWSON
Website: www.nrm.org
Business Description:

Set in the artist’s hometown, the museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art, as well as his Stockbridge studio, and exhibits the works of other contemporary and past masters. Open daily. Kids free.

GALLERIES

EVERGREEN
Address: 291 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0511
Contact Person: BARBARA WATKINS
Website: www.evergreencrafts.com
Business Description:

Contemporary crafts by over 250 fine American artisans. Jewelry, pottery, blown glass, whimsical handpainted furniture by Sticks, unusual lamps, luscious silk & handwoven clothing & fabulous frames.

GODWIN LUNDQUIST FINE ART
Address: 329C STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-3884
Contact Person: SUSAN GODWIN
Website: www.godwinlundquistfineart.com
Business Description:

Fine Art gallery.

RED COLLABORATIVE
Address: 40 RAILROAD ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Contact Person: GABRIELLE SENZA
Website: www.TheRedCollaborative.org
Business Description:

The Red Collaborative is committed to giving voice to the voiceless and raising public awareness about the silent epidemic of physical, sexual & emotional abuse through creative arts workshops and exhibitions.

SKH GALLERY OF FINE ART & CRAFT
Address: 46 CASTLE ST (AT TRAIN STATION)
Mailing Address: PO BOX 273
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-3300
Contact Person: JANE KASTEN
Website: www.skhgallery.com
Business Description:

High quality art and handcrafted textiles, ceramics, wood and metal, both functional and art pieces. Displaying work by long established and younger artisans, both local and international. Beautiful, understated, classic, collectible pieces.

VAULT GALLERY
Address: 322 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-644-0221
Contact Person: MARILYN KALISH
Website: www.vaultgallery.net
Business Description:

The Vault Gallery is the treasure trove of the Berkshires, exhibiting local and internationally known artists. The Gallery is located at 322 Main St. in the historic Mahaiwe Bank. Hours are 12-6 weekdays and 12-8 weekends or by appointment.

WORLDWIDE MARKET SQUARE
Address: 308 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-6007
Contact Person: HOWARD LEFENFELD
Website: www.craftedinkathmandu.com
Business Description:
Fair Trade, Handcrafts, Pottery, Jewelry, Scupture, Paintings, Hand woven Fabrics, Baskets, Wood carving, Stone carving, Rugs,& Drums

BOOK SELLERS
BOOKLOFT, THE
Address: BARRINGTON PLAZA RT. 7
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-1521
Contact Person: ERIC WILSKA
Website: www.thebookloft.com
Business Description:

Started in 1974 The Bookloft is an independently owned bookstore with a wide selection of new and used books, magazines, fine notecards and journals. We’re a bookshop of – and for – booklovers!

THE NOAH CENTER
Address: 401 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0297
Contact Person: DONNA MCKEEN CONDON
Contact Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Website: www.noahcenter.org
Business Description:

The NOAH Center offers education, support and encouragement so that people can improve their health and their quality of life.

The Center offers workshops, classes, a lending library and information/referral services. Many programs are designed for people recovering from or living with illness or injury (cancer, diabetes, heart problems, breathing problems, etc.).  Other programs are designed for anyone with desires to create a healthier life for him/herself.

The NOAH Center seeks to reverse attitudes about healthcare; moving people from the notion that healthcare is the passive acceptance of treatment to the knowledge that health care is an active practice involving attention, practice and participation. All programs encourage people to fully participate in their own paths to health and wellness.

NURTURING/HEALING/SELF-IMPROVEMENT
CHIROPRACTIC
MAHAIWE CHIROPRACTIC & HOLISTIC SERVICES
Address: 15 MAHAIWE ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2948
Contact Person: LARRY BRONSTEIN
Website: www.mahaiwechiropractic.com
Business Description:

Chiropractic and natural health care for your family utilizing chiropractic manipulation, dietary consultation, nutritional consultation, herbal and homeopathic detox protocol.

COACHING
FRUITION DYNAMIC CHANGE SERVICES
Address: 9 BERKSHIRE HEIGHTS ROAD
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-644-9827
Contact Person: JAN STEFANACCI
Website: www.iamyourcoach.com
Business Description:

Executive/life coach specializing in entrepeneurial internet ventures. I achieve excellent results with highly motivated individuals using cutting edge tech. & outside the box approach. Expect your finances, attitude, relations to prosper.

COSMETICS
IREDALE MINERAL COSMETICS
Address: 28 CHURCH ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-644-9900
Contact Person: JANE IREDALE
Website: www.janeiredale.com
Business Description:

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics produces a line of color cosmetics made exclusively from natural minerals. This includes foundations, blush, eyeshadows, mascara and pencils. They primarily service the medical and aesthetic field.

SPAS
BODY & SOUL HOME DAY SPA
Address: 184 MAPLE AVE
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-6465
Contact Person: DOONE MARSHALL
Website: www.bodyandsoultheraspa.com
Business Description:

Renowned for warm personal service and repeat clientele. 18 years of excellent massage, facials, nails, waxing & spa services. First in Berkshires to offer non-surgical facelift. Licensed Therpists. Dr. Hauschka products. Open 7 days & evenings.

MICHELE’S SALON & DAY SPA
Address: 54 STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-9999
Contact Person: MICHELE WILKINSON
Website: www.michelessalon.com
Business Description:

A metropolitan experience in the comfort of the Berkshires. We invite you to relax for an hour or a full day of bliss and receive caring, expert service. Classic & contemporary hairstyles, the best nail colors, modern massage techniques & more.

STUDIO DAY SPA
Address: 2 ELM STREET
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-5523
Contact Person: MARIA CLEARY
Website: www.studiodayspa.com
Business Description:

Studio Day Spa is located in the heart of downtown Great Barrington. A turn of the century house surrounded by beautiful gardens. Owner Maria Pizzuro-Cleary is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist with over 20 years experience. Formerly of Philadelphia and New York City. Resident makeup artist for Ralph Lauren Cosmetics and personal makeup artist to singer/songwriter Judy Collins.

Studio Day Spa offers facials, massage, nailcare, waxing and makeup. Using Dr. Hauschka Skincare and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. Retail products available. Beautiful jewelry, fine perfumes, and Gift Certificates can be purchased on the first floor of the Studio. Stop by when you’re in town and say hello.

FOOD
CATHERINE’S CHOCOLATE SHOP
Address: 260 STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2510
Toll Free: 800-345-2462
Contact Person: KATHY SINICO
Website: www.catherineschocolates.com
Business Description:

Homemade candies and chocolates made fresh daily in the Berkshires for nearly 50 years. Come see our assortments of candy and chocolate all year long. Especially during Christmas Valentine’s Day and Easter. Best Candy in the Berkshires.

KLARA’S GOURMET COOKIES
Address: 34 NORTH ST. APT. B
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-8209
Contact Person: KLARA SOTONOVA
Website: www.klarasgourmetcookies.com
Business Description:

The finest in traditional Czech cookies. All of Klara’s cookies are made from scratch using top quality natural ingredients. Cookies are packaged in our signature gold tin. Party platters also available. Ship anywhere in U.S. Local delivery. Visit our website for more information.

BERKSHIRE CO-OP MARKET
Address: 42 BRIDGE ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-9697
Contact Person: MARKETING MANAGER
Website: www.berkshirecoop.org
Business Description:

Specializing in local and organic produce, meat, seafood & groceries. Cafe features organic wraps, smoothies, and fair trade coffees. Hot food bar, 35 item organic salad bar. Extensive wellness department. Member driven coop, everyone welcome!

GUIDO’S FRESH MARKET PLACE
Address: 760 S MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-9255
Contact Person: CHRIS MASIERO
Website: www.guidosfreshmarketplace.com
Business Description:

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace specializing in fruit, produce, natural foods, bakery, deli, seafood, fresh pasta, hand cut meats for all your shopping needs. Fresh floral dept.

MARKET PLACE KITCHEN OF THE BERKSHIRES, THE
Address: GUIDO’S FRESH MARKETPLACE
Mailing Address: 10 CRISSEY RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-5554
Contact Person: DAVE RENNER
Website: www.themarketplaceoftheberkshires.com
Business Description:

Retail and full service catering company specializing in artisanal foods: handmade prepared soups, salads, entrees, cakes, cookies, chocolates, pastries, breads, olives & cheeses. Retail shop located in Guido’s Great Barrington.

EDUCATION
BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SOUTH COUNTY CENTER
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-4521
Contact Person: PHYLENE FARRELL
Website: www.berkshirecc.edu
Business Description:

The South County Center of BCC allows easier access to BCC credit and noncredit offerings for people who live and work in southern Berkshire County. The staff provides advising, registration and business office services and serves new, returning and prospective BCC students.

SIMON’S ROCK COLLEGE OF BARD
Address: 84 ALFORD RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0771
Contact Person: LEZLIE LEE
Website: www.simons-rock.edu
Business Description:

Simon’s Rock College of Bard is the nation’s only college of liberal arts and sciences expressly designed for students of high school age.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL
Address: 35 WEST PLAIN RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-4015
Contact Person: KATHI WEINSTEIN
Website: www.rudolfsteinerschool.org
Business Description:

An independent co-ed day school since 1971; 240 children nursery-10th grade. Broad based elementary education integrating the visual and performing arts with traditional academic disciplines. Also offering a summer program.

GREAT BARRINGTON WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 454 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528 8833
Contact Person: KATHRYN JENEN
Website: www.gbwaldorfhighschool.org
Business Description:

We provide an education for adolescents that inspires love of learning, develops freedom of thought, and fosters self-confidence in an atmosphere of academic rigor, artistic fulfillment, openness and mutual respect.

BERKSHIRE SCHOOL
Address: 245 N UNDERMOUNTAIN RD
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-1237
Contact Person: J HARRIS
Website: www.berkshireschool.org
Business Description:

Founded in 1907 and located in a spectacular setting beneath Mt. Everett in Sheffield, Berkshire School is a boarding and day college preparatory school enrolling 385 boys and girls from across the country and around the world.

EDUCATIONAL
FRESH & COMPANY
Address: 139 WEST CENTER RD
City: WEST STOCKBRIDGE
State: MA
Zip Code: 01266
Telephone: 413 232 7174
Contact Person: AMY COTLER
Website: www.freshcotler.com
Business Description:

Fresh & Company offer a variety of culinary-based offerings, all included on the website, including Integrated Culinary Coaching and Cooking Classes. For coaching, clients meet with culinary coach and a consulting nutritionist to make lasting changes in their diets, and often their lifestyles, including health-mandated diets, weight loss, cooking skills development, individualized recipes, meal planning and more.

Special Offer(s): 15% off for Chamber members; 30% off of culinary coaching for first 3 Chamber member clients.

E F SCHUMACHER SOCIETY
Address: 140 JUG END RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-1737
Contact Person: SUSAN WITT
Website: www.smallisbeautiful.org

ODDS & ENDS

ENVIRONMENTAL

EGREMONT LAND TRUST INC
Address: 71 MAIN ST
Mailing Address: PO BOX 132
City: SOUTH EGREMONT
State: MA
Zip Code: 01258
Telephone: 413-528-6626
Contact Person: URSULA CLIFF
Website: www.egremontlandtrust.org
Business Description:

The Egremont Land Trust’s mission is to preserve and maintain the rural New England character of Egremont and the surrounding area for present and future generations. Change is inevitable and it is the corporation’s aim to influence its direction to benefit all members of the community.

GREAT BARRINGTON HOUSATONIC RIVER WALK
Address: OFF MAIN STREET
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1018
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-8811
Contact Person: RACHAEL FLETCHER
Website: www.gbriverwalk.org
Business Description:

Public river trail and greenway on the Housatonic River. Hands-on stewardship program in practical ecology.

SHEFFIELD LAND TRUST
Address: 404 LEGEYT RD
Mailing Address: PO BOX 940
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-0234
Contact Person: KATHY ORLANDO
Website: www.sheffieldland.org
Business Description:

The Sheffield Land Trust is dedicated to protecting the land essential to Sheffield’s natural, scenic, agricultural and rural character through a program of stewardship and by working with landowners, farmers and other partners.

RETAIL
SMARTWORKS INC
Address: 37 PIKE ROAD WEST
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-2130
Contact Person: SONYA MACKINTOSH
Website: www.smartwks.com
Business Description:

Contemporary wool and cotton scarves made in Sheffield, MA studio. Shop any time at www.smartwks.com or find our scarves sold locally at Karen Allen – Fiber Arts on Railroad Street in Great Barrington, MA. We serve both retail and wholesale clientele in the US and abroad

AGRICULTURE/FARM & FARM MARKETS
BERKSHIRE GROWN
Address: 314 MAIN ST, 2ND FL
Mailing Address: P O BOX 983
City: GT. BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0041
Contact Person: BARBARA ZHEUTLIN
Website: www.berkshiregrown.org
Business Description:

Berkshire Grown is a community organization supporting local food and farms. To become an individual or business member, to obtain a complete list of agricultural events, farmstands, farmers’ markets and more.

HOWDEN FARM LLC
Address: 303 RANNAPO ROAD
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-8481
Contact Person: BRUCE HOWDEN
Website: www.howdenfarm.com
Business Description:

The home of the Howden pumpkins. Pick your own berries; the best sweet corn around

TAFT FARMS
Address: 119 PARK ST. NORTH (Route 183)
City: HOUSATONIC
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-1515
Contact Person: DAN TAWCZYNSKI
Website: www.taftfarms.com
Business Description:

A family 200 acre farm producing vegetables, berries, grains using IPM & organic methods. Chickens raised on pasture seasonally. We sell free-range eggs. Bakery/deli has breads from our grains, pies, cookies, soups, entrees & other goodies

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Computer Therapy 61 Shopping online Locally.

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We are live in a place were almost everything is a drive.  So lets make the drive worth it.  Check out the store online.  Do they have what you need? How much is it? Is it a brand name?  What can shopping locally do for all of us as a community?  Once we found that item we were looking for we can get the instant gratification and go down and get it now at the store. If we do buy something we can get the merchant to help us with the item and we don’t have to call some faceless 800 number.  

This is my continuing list of local shops and merchants that you can buy local from online or inperson.

Today we are talking Antiques and home improvement stores.
HOME
Address: ROUTE 23
City: S EGREMONT
State: MA
Zip Code: 01258
Telephone: 413-528-5383
Contact Person: RENEE MCBRIDE
Website: www.homeasianantiques.com
Business Description:

A beautiful collection of antique furnishings, folk art, jewelry, lacquerware, 14th-19th c. Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics, teak dining tables, Japanese tansu, textiles and contemporary home objects originating in Southeast Asia.

BLACKBIRD ANTIQUES
Address: 173 N MAIN ST
Mailing Address: PO BOX 133
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-8278
Contact Person: ANDREA WOLFAND
Business Description:

A shop full of everything interesting: from fine antiques to funky ’50s. Open Sat. 1-5 when not selling at shows around the country. Call 1st, if you can. It’s worth the trip! Professional photography services for antiques available.

EMPORIUM ANTIQUE CENTER
Address: 319 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-1660
Contact Person: ART GREENSTONE
Business Description:

An upscale antique center in the heart of downtown Great Barrington featuring an extensive selection of fine antiques, estate, and vintage jewelry, art glass, sterling silver and other fine decorative arts.

PAINTED PORCH ANTIQUES
Address: 102 S MAIN ST
Mailing Address: PO BOX 428
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-2700
Contact Person: LARRY SOLOMON
Website: www.paintedporch.com
Business Description:

We specialize in one-of-a-kind French & English country antiques and accessories. Contents include tables, chairs, servers, cupboards, ctr. islands in cherry, chestnut, pine & painted furniture. All are diplayed in 1815 colonial & heated barn.

ROBERT DAVIS ANTIQUES
Address: 1350 BERKSHIRE SCHOOL RD
Mailing Address: PO BOX 17
City: SHEFFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01257
Telephone: 413-229-8899
Contact Person: ROBERT DAVIS
Business Description:

American & European antiques & reproductions, country waxed pine tables, cupboards & hutches, vintage poster art; large variety of classic leather furniture. Private collection of antique toys & posters. Daily 10-5; Sun. 12-5; closed Tues/Wed.

BERKSHIRE COUNTY ANTIQUE & ART DEALERS ASSN
Address: PO BOX 1297
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-229-3070
Contact Person: EDITH GILSON, Pres.
Website: www.bcaada.com
Business Description:

Our expert and knowledgeable member dealers invite you to more than 50 quality antique shops and art galleries in the Heart of the Berkshires, "ART & ANTIQUES MECCA", featuring an extensive range of periods and styles.

CHURCH STREET TRADING CO
Address: 4 RAILROAD ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-6120
Contact Person: BOB RUSH
Business Description:

An eclectic general store featuring clothes for women and men – folk art – American antiques – home furnishings with taste and style

PATRICIA BRADY ANTIQUES & ESTATE SALES
Address: PO BOX 175
City: SOUTHFIELD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01259
Telephone: 413-229-3042
Contact Person: PAT JACOBSEN-BRADY
Business Description:

Specializing in 19th and 20th century furniture, paintings, prints and decorative accessories. Represented by Great Barrington Antiques Center, 964 S. Main St. (Rt. 7). Also, Estate Sale management from start to finish.

Hardware Stores

AUBUCHON HARDWARE
Address: BIG Y PLAZA,, 740 S MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2900
Contact Person: SCOTT WARD
Website: www.aubuchonhardware.com
Business Description:

At Aubuchon Hardware we aim to provide each customer with a convenient neighborhood fit-it" hardware store with good product variety & prices & above all knowledgeable & courteous service. For all your hardware needs – we’ll fix you right up."

CARR HARDWARE & SUPPLY
Address: 256 Main Street
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-4520
Contact Person: BART RASER
Website: www.carrhardware.com
Business Description:

Carr Hardware is the largest, most complete hardware and supply house in the Berkshires. We stock tools, paint, electrical, plumbing, housewares, lawn & garden, power equipment, outdoor furniture and much, much more.

G.A. BLANCO & SONS, INC.
Address: ROUTE 71 @ THE ALFORD LINE
Mailing Address: PO BOX 149
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-9500
Toll Free: 800-628-5086
Fax Number: 800-931-0016
Contact Person: EDWARD BLANCO
Website: www.gablanco.com
Business Description:

Distributors of office supplies, computer supplies, computer hardware and peripherals, office furniture and ergonomic seating.

HARLAND B FOSTER INC
Address: 15 BRIDGE ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2100
Contact Person: BOB FOSTER
Business Description:

Providing hard-to-find woodworking tools, hardware & antique tools. For 51 years, fine custom-designed heating, ventilating & air-conditioning systems. Bicycle sales & service for South County. Haro, Gary Fisher, Nishiki & Raleigh bikes.

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Computer Therapy 61 Shopping Online Locally – Berkshires MA.

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Today I am going to talk about shopping in Great Barrington.  Look at what you can have now in Great Barrington and the Berkshires.
We are going to take the next few shows to talk about and look at all the sites we can find in the Berkshires.  If you have a site and live in the Berkshire Hill of MA.  Please comment on this post or email me at radio@ohaverco.com and I will put it on the site and talk about you on the show.

Here are the shops I could find on the web.
SPORTING GOODS:
BERKSHIRE BIKE & BLADE
Address: 326 STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-5555
Contact Person: STEFFEN ROOT
Website: http://www.bikeandblade.com/
Business Description:

We are a full service shop offering Lifetime FreeTune-up on all new bicycles. We also carry snowboards, skateboards, in-line skates & all the accessories to accompany them. We offer bicycle rentals and are located in the Barrington Plaza.

SPORTING GOODS:
KENVER LTD
Address: 39 MAIN ST, ROUTE 23
Mailing Address: PO BOX 473
City: S EGREMONT
State: MA
Zip Code: 01258
Telephone: 413-528-2330
Toll Free: 800-342-7547
Contact Person: LUCINDA VERMEULEN
Website: http://www.kenverltd.com/
Business Description:

Retailers of winter apparel and equipment for over 40 years in an historic centuries old building filled with room after room of merchandise from around the world. Old world charm, service & quality.

KITCHEN SHOP
CHEF’S SHOP, THE
Address: 31 RAILROAD ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0135
Contact Person: ROB NAVARINO
Website: http://www.TheChefsShop.net/
Business Description:

A great shop for great chefs! Professional quality kitchen equipment, beautiful tableware, cookbooks & gourmet food. Cooking classes featuring regional & national chefs & food industry experts. Visit our new website at www.TheChefsShop.net.

JEWELRY
SILVER TWIST
Address: PO BOX 666
City: HOUSATONIC
State: MA
Zip Code: 01236
Telephone: 413-274-6307
Fax Number: 413-274-6307
Contact Person: ANNI CROFUT
Website: http://www.silvertwist.biz/
Business Description:

Direct retail of sterling silver jewelry from versatile day-wear to high-end designer works. Sold through trunk shows and parties at homes. Also do collaborations and fund raisers. 10 international designers represented.

HOME FUNISHINGS
FUCHSIA HOME
Address: 22 WALKER ST
City: LENOX
State: MA
Zip Code: 01240
Telephone: 413-637-0075
Contact Person: JOANN LOSINGER
Website: http://www.crispina.com/
Business Description:

Home of Crispina’s inspired coverlets, rugs, pillows & Ragamuffins, all created from recycled clothing. Vintage furniture, fuctional & found objects with a touch of whimsy complement the reuse theme. Open Mon-Sat 10-6; Sun 12-4.

HOME FURNISHINGS
HAMMERTOWN
Address: 325 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-7766
Contact Person: ELIZABETH
Website: http://www.hammertown.com/
Business Description:

The standard in fine country home style in the area. Featured in national magazines, this lifestyle store is the exclusive rep for Mitchel Gold furniture in the Berkshires. We also feature extraordinary rugs, quilts and bed & bath items.

HOME FUNISHINGS
HOMEWARD BOUND
Address: 325 STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-644-0099
Contact Person: KATHY WALSH & TRIP ROTHSCHILD
Website: http://www.hb-interiors.com/
Business Description:

Furniture, home accessories, gift store.

HOME FURNISHINGS
LA PACE
Address: 313 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-1888
Contact Person: BETSY LEE WORKMAN
Website: http://www.lapaceinc.com/
Business Description:

A luxury Italian bed & bath shop offering down pillows & duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets & towels, shower curtains & bath mats, soaps, candles & bath oils – virtually everything necessary to complete the bedroom & bathroom, even rubber duckies.

HOME FURNISHINGS
LAMPLIGHTER, THE
Address: 162 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-3448
Contact Person: KATHLEEN CLEARY
Website: http://www.berkshirelamplighter.com/
Business Description:

Fine table and floor lamps, indoor & outdoor lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, a variety of lampshades, lighting accessories & replacement glass. Complete repair & rewiring service. Parking in the rear.

HOME FURNISHINGS
LT HOME
Address: 340 STOCKBRIDGE RD
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-9737
Contact Person: LIANA TOSCANINI
Website: http://www.lthomegb.com/
Business Description:

Large selection of discounted readymade slipcovers for all types and sizes of furniture plus custom work, decorative pillows, futon covers, sheets, blankets, chairpads, rugs, Bennington pottery and more. Free catalogs and swatches.

ELECTRONICS
TUNE STREET
Address: 294 MAIN STREET
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-4999
Contact Person: JOHN CONLIN
Website: http://www.tunestreetgb.com/
Business Description:

Stereo-TV-VCRs-Satellite Dish-CDs & tapes. Custom home stereo & video installations! Largest selection of CDs & tapes in the area. Special orders taken. Brand names: Sony, Onkyo, McIntosh, AdCom B&W, Harmon Kardon, Niles, JVC, AIWA. Guaranteed lowest price!

GIFTS
CRYSTAL ESSENCE
Address: 39 RAILROAD ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2595
Contact Person: ADRIENNE & MARK COHEN
Website: http://www.crystalessence.com/
Business Description:

One of the best in its genre: a bookstore as well as a gallery of gifts, ceramics, jewelry, minerals & crystals, music, statuary, cards, bodycare, yoga supplies, clothing, Tibetan bowls, candles. Tarot Readings, workshops. Sign up for our email newsletter.

GIFTS
MEMENTOS LLC
Address: 323 MAIN STREET
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-6009
Contact Person: RUTH MCCORMICK
Website: http://www.berkshiremementos.com/
Business Description:

A specialty shop focusing on clothing, gifts and local products. Think of us when you need a Memento from the Berkshires.

GIFTS
BILL’S PHARMACY
Address: 362 MAIN ST
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-2860
Toll Free: 800-441-2860
Contact Person: STEVE BANNON
Website: http://www.billspharmacy.com/
Business Description:

Durable medical equipment, prescriptions, homeopathic medicines, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, gifts, candy, cards, sports injury items, 24-hour emergency service, free delivery.

GIFTS
ASIA LUNA
All natural home made soaps and body scrubs made with essential oils
Website: http://www.asialuna.com/

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS/GIFTS
WARD’S NURSERY & Garden Center
Address: 600 S MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0166
Contact Person: GREG & MIKE WARD
Website: http://www.wardsnursery.com/
Business Description:

Unique trees and shrubs. Hard-to-find annuals/perennials, garden tools and accessories. Exotic houseplants; outdoor furniture; outdoor ponds and pond supplies. Planting services. Christmas village and gifts.

CLOTHING
BARRINGTON OUTFITTERS
Address: 289 MAIN ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0021
Toll Free: 888-528-5040
Contact Person: PETER DRUCKER
Website: http://www.barringtonoutfitters.com/
Business Description:

Southern Berkshire’s most complete shoe outfitters featuring Mephisto, Ecco, Birkenstock, Naot, Beautifeel, Lowa Hiking Boots, Merrell Ugg boots, Stride-rite. Featuring top quality wrought iron & teak outdoor furniture and Tempur-Pedic pillows and mattresses..

CLOTHING
LILY’S BY DESIGN
Address: 9 RAILROAD STREET
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-7785
Contact Person: LINDA WAYNE
Website: http://www.LilysByDesign.com/
Business Description:

Fanciful women’s clothing & accessories with a sense of verve & wit. A large selection of jewelry, scarves and handbags. Many one-of-a-kind pieces. Shop on-line.

CLOTHING
MAIN STREET CLOTHING
Address: 322 MAIN STREET
City: GREAT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-528-0702
Fax Number: 413-528-0319
Contact Person: SAID DAEMI
Website: http://www.mainstreetdisplay.com/
Business Description:

Dresses, sweaters, coats, jeans, accessories–jewelry and handbags. Mon.-Sat. 10-6; Sun. 11-5.

ART SUPPLIES
JWS ART SUPPLIES
Address: 38 RAILROAD ST
City: GT BARRINGTON
State: MA
Zip Code: 01230
Telephone: 413-644-9838
Contact Person: DEB DES COGNETS
Website: http://www.jwsartsupplies.com/Business Description:

Like a kid in a candy store, shoppers and artists alike enjoy coming into JWS. We have handmade papers, art books, journals, gifts, kids’ art project kits and a wide selection of art materials for the beginner to the professional.

TOYS
TOM’S TOYS
Website:  www.tomstoys.com

TOYS
K B TOYS
Website:  www.kbtoys.com

TOYS
K-PLAY
Website:  www.k-play.com

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Lecture to the Berkshire Chamber on Blogging, Websites and Collaboration

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Today we will cover.

  • Blogs
  • Websites
  • Collaboration Tools

Goals For Today

  • Gain a cursory understanding of current technologies.
  • Begin formulating an idea of how these technologies can improve your business.

Introduction

  • There are over 100,000 blogs worldwide. Google indexes 4.3 billion distinct web pages. More than 100 Internet collaboration tools are currently on the market. In this discussion we will review the use of these technologies to effectively build your business, increase website traffic and online purchases, and provide better customer service.

Blogs and Blogging

  • What are Blogs?
  • If I want to look at blogs where can I go?
  • Bloglines.com
  • Blogger.com
  • Do a Google search.
  • What are they used for?
  • Dairies
  • Customer Relations tool. FAQs
  • Build community on my website.
  • Audio and Video Podcasts
  • Why are there so many?
    • 100 million worldwide 35 million in the US
  • How do I get one?
    • Create one on your site.
    • Is it part of your hosting package?
    • What types of blogs are there?
    • Do I have to update my blog everyday?
    • Can I use it to make money?
    • Google Adsense
    • Yahoo! Publisher

    Website

    • Do I need a website?
    • What types of websites are there?
    • Can I use my Blog as my website?
    • Do I need to have both a website and a blog?
    • How much does it cost to have one?
    • Hosting Costs?
    • Domain Costs?
    • Design Costs?
    • How do I get people to go to my website?
    • Search Engine Optimization.
    • Search Engine Marketing.
  • Why should I change (update) my website?
  • What is dynamic content?
  • How often should I change my website?
  • How much of my website should change?
  • Should I sell products on the web?
  • What is POS (Point-Of-Sale) software?
  • Collaboration Tools

    • Until recently Collaboration tools were used exclusively by wealthy corporations and individuals.
    • What Are Collaboration Tools?
    • VoIP
    • Video Conferencing
    • Shared Desktop
    • Shared Disk
    • Whiteboard
    • What is the cost range?
    • $15 to $100 monthly
    • Where do I find them?
    • Do a web search.
    • Talk to someone who has tested these tools.
    • Call Verizon Business or look on Microsoft’s site.
    • Why would I use them?
    • Situations that call for long distance or ‘virtual’ working environments such as:
    • Meetings or Presentations
    • Day to day collaboration with a client or co-worker
    • Training

    Recap

    • Do I need a Blog?
    • What would I use it for?
    • Could I use it to sell product on the web?
    • I have a website now what do I want out of it?
    • Could I do more work with less traveling/ driving by using collaboration tools?

    O’Haver + Company For further information call: Bob O’Haver Bob@ohaverco.com 413 528-6386 http://ohaverco.com This outline will be posted on my blog.