Productivity Tools for Small Businesses

Have you ever heard the phrase, “there’s an app for that”? Well it’s definitely true when it comes to efficient ways to run your business. Whether it is a seamless way to take and keep important notes or automating your social media posts, there is either an app or a productivity tool that can make your life easier as business owner.

PayPal

Many small businesses do not have the resources to hire a full-time accountant to run all of their finances. This is where PayPal comes in handy. PayPal provides the capability for small businesses to do functions like send invoices, send and receive payments, and track financial transactions. PayPal also integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks, which is a full suite accounting tool with a more robust solution. Tracking finances as a small business a breeze is now! Want to learn more about using QuickBooks as a full suite accounting solution? Check out their invoicing software page for more information.

Why we love it: PayPal gives small businesses the opportunity to function at a larger scale, from professional looking invoices that allow you to track payment status and the seamless interface that allows instant visibility into your finances. We love the easy and secure way to make financial transactions with our customers.

Hootsuite

While you are busy with building your business, and managing day to day operations, it can be hard to find the time to post consistently on social media. This is why Hootsuite is the perfect solution to manage your social media marketing strategy without the hassle of having to manage several social media platforms at once. It also allows the capability to schedule your posts ahead of time and automatically at your discretion.

Why we love it: Hootsuite can give you back hours of time as a small business owner without you having to pay the price of neglecting your social media presence. Whether you post a few times a week or daily, taking away the manual process of having to update multiple social media platforms is a big deal.

Evernote

Evernote is an app that allows you to organize your notes, thoughts, schedule, internet favorites, and more all in one place. With this app, you no longer worry about notes that you wrote on your I-Pad that you accidentally left in your car before a client meeting. EverNote also allows for you to save weblinks, attach relevant photos, and even take voice notes that sync across multiple devices.

Why we love it: As a business owner, juggling multiple tasks at one time is the norm. We love the idea of being able to organize thoughts, schedules, and relevant web links all in one place. Researching and prepping for your next speaking engagement or important client meeting has never been easier.

Todoist

Todoist is the ultimate task manager. It can be exceptionally hard to keep track of everything you have to do as a small business both in your work life and personal life. Not only does it provide an easily accessible, automated way to track your tasks, it also provides the ability to set priority, frequency, and the ability to categorize the task according to how it fits into the overall picture of your life.

Why we love it: Although there will always be something satisfying about putting a check mark behind a closed task on paper, we love the ease of use for this app as a tool to organize your busy life. If you are a person who loves to prioritize and organize tasks, you will find this app not only just easy, but fun to use as well.

Bidsketch

Bidsketch is a tool that you can use to generate brand friendly marketing proposals for your potential clients. Forget about taking hours to draft up a professional looking proposal, utilize Bidsketch to automate this process. Bidsketch isn’t just about making you look good, it allows you the ability to check out the status of your proposal, and even allows for electronic signatures from your clients.

Why we love it: Bidsketch has been an essential part of the way we do business at AMW Site Designs for a long time. The ability to really make your proposals look professional with minimal effort is one of our favorite features.

Maximizing productivity is priceless while working to maintain and grow your business. There are so many other tools out there that can save resources and give you the free time to focus on other important aspects of your life.