In a previous blog post we discovered some of the inexpensive tools available that make business processes a lot easier and less time consuming. This is made possible due to the advent of cloud technology in recent years where there is literally an app available for everything. Many of these apps are free to access, while most apps that are chargeable only carry a small monthly fee.
Here are a few more tools that can make running your business a lot easier:
Google Apps For Work – is a suite of productivity tools to help you run your business. Tools include business email, video conferencing, calendar, document storage and tools to create and share documents, spreadsheets, forms, slides and sites. All of these tools can be access through the cloud from any device. Pricing starts from $5.00 per user per month to access the entire suite of products.
Canva – is a free online graphic design platform. The platform enables you to access design tools along with a library of images to help you create designs for web or print. It is very simple to use and you don’t need to be a design professional to create beautiful images. You can create designs for webpages, flyers, facebook cover pages, cards, posters, invitations, postcards and many more.
Freshdesk – is a cloud-based customer support software program that enables you to support your customers through a helpdesk setup. Every request sent to your support email becomes a ticket in your helpdesk and can be accessed by everyone in your team. Your helpdesk can also be accessed and operated through your mobile device via the Freshdesk app. Customers can be supported through multiple channels including phone, email and social media. The software is free of charge for up to three agents.
Trello – is an online tool for managing projects and personal tasks. This tool is free to access and organises everything in a visual way where you can get a bird’s eye view of your project. Within each to do list there are cards where you list tasks, which can be dragged and dropped into different to do lists. It is similar to placing sticky notes on a corkboard. Within the cards you can place images, attachments, checklists etc. You can have as many cards as you like and all cards are searchable, shareable and come with reminders.
What timesaving tools do you use in your business? What tasks in your business do you hate doing and wish there was a quick and easier way to do it?