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Your Management GuruMeet Milton, a virtual office manager for small businesses in need of supervision.
By Jason Ankeny | Entrepreneur Magazine - September 2010
YourMilton.com manages your contacts, projects and finances so you don't have to. The brainchild of marketing, pricing and profitability expert Eric Ralph, the Milton web application organizes and simplifies project life cycles from start to finish, streamlining cost estimates, spending and billing along the way. "A lot of freelancers and small firms face the same problem--there's no integrated system for them to manage all aspects of their business," says Ralph, founder and president of Columbus, Ohio-based Milton. "Milton gives you that visibility." Clarity begins with a list of questions designed to prioritize contacts and separate good leads from bad. Milton also reminds execs when it's time to reconnect with clients, and it integrates contacts from different social networking platforms.
Milton's Finance Manager oversees client billing and sends reminders when
go 30 days past due. The service also assembles profitability reports broken down by client or project. And Milton's own financial impact? The service is available to individuals for $15 per month, which includes unlimited contacts, projects and invoices. A three-user package is available for $60 monthly, with the option to add more users for an additional $20 each.
Chicago-based writer Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of Fiercemobile content, a daily electronic newsletter dedicated to mobile media, applications and marketing.
Central Ohio is home to a growing number of diverse entrepreneurs and innovative companies developing ideas, services and products in a variety of field such as medical products, IT, mobile applications, energy and environmental. We should expect to see more articles in publications highlighting the region's growing entrepreneurial influence. In the meantime, HIGH FIVE, Eric!