As the owner of a small business, you find yourself juggling with many responsibilities every day. Without the right tools, it can get overwhelming. Over the years, I have zeroed down on a bunch of tools that can help small business owners (especially the ones who have an online business) stay on top of their work. I have tried to keep this list small and smart, with several tools exiting and new ones entering every year. This list is meant to help you get on with the job of managing your day-to-day job of growing your business rather than wasting time on finding the right tools to manage the laundry list. So let’s get on with it.
Skype – VOIP
Wild Apricot – Member Management
If your business entails managing memberships, then Wild Apricot provides you with all the tools to do that in one place. You can manage all your members, take online payments, create events and take registrations and do much more easily with this tool.
Authorize.net – Payment Gateway
Workhoppers – Freelancers
When things get very busy around the office and I need an extra hand, Workhoppers is a cost-effective and fast solution to find local quality professionals for freelance, contract, gig or part-time help. The fact that I get matched with the right professionals and can proactively search profiles makes hiring super easy and flexible.
Asana – Tasks
Evernote – Archives
Alfred – Productivity App for Macs
Skitch – Annotated Screenshots
Unsplash – CCO Images