If you run a small business, there are so many hats to juggle. Though you can’t expect to be good at everything, you can use innovative software to give it your best shot! Below, we’ve rounded up eight tools that every good digital entrepreneur should have in their arsenal…
With Canva, you can create professional-looking graphics using templates and resources, without needing graphic design experience. Their premium product, which costs around £15 per month, offers access to GIF and video-making tools, expanding your marketing prowess.
Stop spending all morning on Facebook and start planning your social media posts using a tool such as HootSuite. Plug in all of your accounts, like Twitter and Instagram, and have your posts go out at the most optimal times every day, increasing engagement and traffic.
Automate your marketing processes, manage your emails and sell more products and services with Infusionsoft, one of the most popular CRMs on the market. Though this is an expensive piece of software, many growing businesses think it’s worth the investment.
Evolve Contract Services
If you’re looking to find an umbrella contracting company to save yourself time, then you’ll love Evolve Contract Services and its dynamic platform, allowing you to keep a track of your expenses and see how much you’ll be paid after tax at the end of a busy month of work.
Planning to sell products to consumers? Shopify is the world’s biggest e-commerce tool, allowing you to create a first-class shopping experience into your website. As well as order processing, payment management and inventory, you can market your products and build a successful e-commerce brand, without any coding knowledge whatsoever. Super handy!
Keep all of your files where you need them with Google Drive, Google’s cloud-based file storage system and office tool. Available for free, you can pay to upgrade to G Suite and gain access to features such as custom domain email addresses and more storage capacity.
If you’re sick of spending all of your time in emails, turn to Asana, a web-based project management system where users can create and assign tasks. Think of it as a dashboard for your team. The best part is, the software is free for companies with fewer than 15 staff.
Finally, a quick word on ScheduleOnce, an online appointment scheduling tool. It saves you hours of time as it automatically syncs with Google Calendar, and you can block out times of the week to focus on meetings with clients. The basic product is free, and premium add-ons are affordable for small businesses of all varieties, keeping you in control of your schedule.
Which tools do you depend on? Let us know on social media and check back soon for more tips and tricks on running a successful digital business; we’ll bring you the latest every week.