Productivity Tools and How To Use Them
Running your company can be overwhelming, with a never-ending list of things to do and a very limited amount of time to do them! For my own business, I’m always looking for smart, easy to use and FREE tools to help me be more productive. If it’s too complicated to use or too expensive, I don’t need it! Here are my top 5 free productivity tools that I think every small business owner should check out!
As a small business owner I need to store and organize notes, articles and information, then access that information wherever I am. Evernote is an easy to use digital organizer to store info that I need on the go, and the app is on my iPhone and iPad so I can access information anywhere, anytime.
Gone are the days of forgetting an important file or downloading everything to a zip drive. back up. DropBox is cloud storage so you can access all your files from anywhere, at any time, and makes it super easy to share files, documents, photos, and presentations. Dropbox is a lifesaver when you forget – or lose! – your laptop or smartphone. Just login to your account from any computer to access your files. As your business grows there’s a paid upgraded version.
Building a business means building an email list. Mailchimp is a leading email service provider and you can open a free account for up to 12,000 emails per month and up to 2,000 subscribers. As your needs grow, you can upgrade your plan, including a pay-as-you-go subscription.
Checkli is a simple to use list maker. We use checkl to create to-do lists for the office, for our clients, and to organize my grocery list, vacation packing list and just about everything else. The brilliant thing: Checkli works on your desktop and has an app so your list goes wherever you are!
LinkedIn is not only a professional social media platform for networking and building business relationships, it also functions as a blogging platform via LinkedIn Pulse and a mini CRM (contact relationship management) tool. If you only have time for one networking group, this should be it!
I’d love to hear what your favorite productivity tool or tip is – share in the comments!