Productivity. It’s a buzzword for every entrepreneur as we continually strive to find tools and tricks to help us get more done in the time we have to work on our businesses. I don’t know what business owners did 20 years ago to be more productive, because they didn’t have nearly the apps and software that we have today. Here are a few tools that will complement any small business owner’s arsenal.
I have a friend who managed to triple book herself one weekend. She was a fan of the paper agenda, but that situation made her immediately start using Google Calendar. When you’ve got too many meetings, deadlines, and phone calls to keep up with, a paper calendar (that won’t ding when you need to be somewhere) just doesn’t cut it.
Google Calendar syncs across all computers, tablets, and mobile phones, so you always have your most recent appointments and you’ll never miss anything.
If you’ve incorporated your business, you still have important paperwork to file each year. That’s where the Business Information Zone is great: it automatically reminds you of any paperwork that needs filing or updating. No need to remember, and you’ll never get hit with a late penalty fee.
Customer relationship management (CRM) has evolved in the past few years. Now you can use it for more than just recording contact information; with Insightly, you can even follow your contacts on social media or scan business cards right into your CRM. It’s clearly not your brother’s CRM. Continue reading “Whip Your Business Into Shape: 6 Tools to Be More Productive” »