In the ever changing technological world we live in, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s also easy to find support for your business. With an ever growing number of apps and online services available for small business today it can be overwhelming to decide what to use.
Here are 5 of our favorite online tools for small business:
This digital accounting platform not only integrates payments and accounting in an easy to understand way but also creates beautiful, easy to use invoices. It makes it easy to keep track of overdue payments and allows customers to pay their invoices with ease. WaveApps is a freemium site and most features, outside of payroll and a few other add-ons, are available at no cost.
If you feel like your growth has become stagnant, you may find growth with Thumbtack. We have seen great success using this platform and have even set up a few clients on the platform. Thumbtack sends you quote requests from potential customers looking for a professional in your field. You choose which requests to respond to and which to ignore. Submitting a quote costs just a few dollars, depending on the request, and you pay with credits which can be purchased in bulk. Sign up today!
If you need to get a better grasp on how much time it takes to complete projects, we highly recommend Toggl. It allows you to turn on a timer and specify a client or project. Toggl is especially beneficial if you are balancing multiple clients. You won’t ever wonder how long you spent working on a project again!
Our office wouldn’t function without the help of Google Drive. By creating a cloud organizational system, all team members are able to access all documents from anywhere. Google Drive makes it possible for us to work remote in case of inclimate weather (or working from the slopes) without putting in extra hours finding or tracking down documents. Files also stay up to date since we are all accessing the same files on our drive.
We use Insightly as our CRM and project management system. All of our client’s contact data, our projects, tasks and business opportunities are all stored in our account. Our Project Manager assigns us projects and tasks through their interface and we receive notifications in our email and their app. She is able to keep us all on track and organized using Insightly.
We try to stay at the forefront of what’s available to help us best serve clients. Hopefully at least one of these tools will help you with your business!
What are your favorite online tools?