When it comes to running a small business, having the right tools for the job can make a huge difference in both your workday and your business performance. There are many online tools available that do the same thing, so to make life easier for you we have a compiled a shortlist of the ones we highly recommend.
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Calendly is an appointment scheduling software that lets users quickly and easily schedule meetings online. Its integration with calendar apps—such as Outlook, Office 365, Google and iCloud—helps ensure that appointments are not double-booked.
Calendly connects with up to six of your calendars to automatically check availability and help you easily connect with your contacts and clients.
Its simple yet automated appointment scheduling functionalities remove the need for back-and-forth emails to schedule meetings with colleagues and clients.
QuickBooks is an accounting software package and could help you stay on top of your books!
QuickBooks products are ideal for small and medium-sized businesses and offer an accounting system that accepts business payments, manage and pay bills as well as payroll functions. This software is a great help with money management. A great feature of the software is that it allows users to enter due dates and payment information for all recurring bills. There is also the convenience of being able to view all your accounts on one screen and the benefit of eliminating the need for paper bank statements.
Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing solutions out there and became invaluable to many businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re looking to host one-on-one meetings, conference calls or webinars, Zoom has you covered!
You can create a free account and organise meetings that last up to 40 minutes after which the call will end but this is enough for most meetings. Their premium options allow for more time.
Zoom meetings syncs with your calendar system and delivers streamlined enterprise-grade video conferencing from desktop and mobile.
Grammarly is an online grammar, spell checking and plagiarism detection platform and we believe it’s a must-have tool for any business!
The free option enables you to feel secure knowing that your writing is grammatically correct and spelling is accurate using their web apps, MS Word integration or browser text tool that provides real-time suggestions on any mistakes you have made.
Grammarly Premium (paid version) also provides more detailed suggestions such as errors in sentence structure and engagement. This is ideal if you intend on writing a lot of engaging content, such as blogs and articles.
Finally, we have Crisp. An interactive massaging system for your website visitors. This is a great tool from a customer service perspective, ensuring you are available to your customers when they need instant answers or to speak to a member of your team.
When a visitor enters your website, Crisp will automatically greet them with a personalised message. Even if a member of staff is not available for the conversation, there will be relevant automated messages set up.
Crisp allows you to retarget customers by sending emails and in-app messages and integrates well with popular CRM systems. If you’re looking to offer world-class customer service then having an online chat tool such as Crisp will allow you to be accessible to your customers.
We hope these tools will help you grow your business. Over the last decade, there have been some fantastic tools developed to help businesses of all sizes grow and become more efficient. A lot of these tools are free to use in the hope you’ll enjoy them and enrol onto their premium versions as you grow.
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