779_4091143This is a great time of year to take a look at the latest and greatest technology tools and apps that will take your business to the next level. Here are some of my favorites.

1. Social Media Management Dashboard

 

If you’re still using individual websites to manage each of your social profiles, you’ll be amazed at how much more efficiently you can connect with others and schedule updates. Here are some dashboards to consider:

2. All-in-One Desktop

 

Time for a new computer? Your eyes will pop at how cool and sleek the new desktops are. Most are touch screen, and many offer features like swivel positioning.

3. Standing Desk

 

While not technically a tech tool, a standing desk can enhance your office and your health. Sitting six hours or more can increase your chance of death by 94%. But using a desk that requires you to stand up can reduce those odds and keep you fit.

4. Cloud Storage

 

Having online storage access will free up space on your desktop and let you get your files when you’re on the go. You can also share your documents with coworkers and clients.

5. Tablet

 

I truly love my tablet! It’s my book reader, game player, and business enhancer. Tablets are great for showing stunning presentations or quickly pulling up data for sales pitches.

6. Email Marketing

 

You can reach your customers and boost sales better through email. Even if you’re not technically inclined, you can use email marketing software easily.

7. Webcam

 

If you participate in Google Hangouts or webinars, having a quality web camera is essential. Many computers these days have cameras built in, but if you want something a little better, explore these options.

8. Customer Relationship Management Software

 

Keep track of client conversations, contact information, and social updates with CRM. You’ll be able to track sales opportunities and assign tasks to your staff to close them.

 

 

9. Digital SLR Camera

 

If you have products that you need to take pictures of, invest in a quality camera that will help you take professional-grade shots.

 

10. Project Management Software

 

You’ve likely got more than one project going on at the same time. Manage those, assign tasks, and track deadlines with smart project management platforms like these:

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