Small Business: How to Blossom
How to Grow
When you’re starting a business every penny counts. Business owners can increase with the following tools, that can save you time and money.
A Product Management Tool:
As your business grows, it will be hard to keep track of all ongoing projects. It is also important to stay away from hoarding knowledge, where individuals become gatekeepers of information that is critical for others to do their job well. Project management software can counteract this by centralizing all projects and tasks in one place. Teamwork projects is a software that allows all team members to view ongoing tasks, what team members are collaborating on a project, and its progress.
An Accounting Tool:
By using cloud-based accounting software you can free up time and minimize mistakes. It will automate tasks such as invoicing, taking payments, categorizing expenses and creating financial reports. QuickBooks was named the #1 accounting software in 2017, allowing you to keep track of the money that flows in and out of your business.
An Email Marketing Tool:
Email is one of the best tools to reach the largest number of people. Campaign Monitor is an email marketing tool that allows you to send quick, effective, and professional emails to some or all of your email list. Its analytics platform gives you the ability to track open rates, engagement, and click through rates on all your campaigns so you can improve over time.
A Content Management System:
In order to compete with big companies, you need a strong online presence. Squarespace lets you build a portfolio, an online store, or a website for your business. Over time, you can see analytics that show data on page views, conversation, and most popular content.
A Password-Sharing Tool:
60% of companies that experience a security breach go out of business within 6 months. By using a tool such as 1Password, you are able to securely share documents and software logins with team members. 1Passoword holds all of your passwords and keeps your data secure.
A Time Tracking Tool:
TSheets is an easy to use time tracking tool that also is capable of assisting in multiple points of data entry, including job codes and GPS. The simple and secure app has also made submitting time for payroll easier than ever.
These tools will help you create a smart workflow, allowing you to focus on growing your business.
For more information visit The Small Business Stack: Essential Tools for Running and Growing Your Business.
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