Life has been hectic lately, and honestly, I have been trying to record this episode for about two weeks. We are in the middle of this global pandemic– something none of us have navigated before.
I’ve been trying to keep business as usual while business cannot really be business as usual. Many of us have found ourselves working on our business versus in our business. If you have the time now, (though if you have kids at your feet–you don’t, and I get it!), working on the back end of your business is a great place to spend your time because it will make things smoother on the front end, when business returns to “normal” once again.
As a small business owner, you need quality tools to keep yourself organized. As a one person shop, you deal with everything from sales to marketing to contracts to billing. If you don’t have great systems in place, important details can slip through the cracks. And let’s face it, your reputation is on the line. That’s why today I am going to share a few of my favorite tools that I use to manage my business that you may come to love as much as I do.
Here’s a sneak peek at my favorite tools:
- Dubsado is a CRM (client relationship management) software. It provides a consistent client experience through automated workflows and emails.
- You can use it free for your first three clients. If you want to continue with it, you can use MADDIEPESCHONGPHOTO for 20% off your first year!
- Stripe is a payment processor, which allows me to take payments online. It works alongside many of the other apps and tools I use for my business.
- Voxer is a voice messaging app, sort of like a walkie-talkie, that allows for easy communication.
- Google Drive is a great place to create documents, share with members of your team, and store files.
- Asana is a project and task management software. You can create projects and assign the subtasks to different people with different deadlines and notes.
I hope it’s been helpful for you to learn about some of my favorite tools for organization and project management. The better you can have the back-end of your business set up, the easier everything else is going forward. Cheers to an organized business life!
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