Isn’t it amazing that small business owners have access to such a huge range of software products that can literally help us with every aspect of running our business?!
If it weren’t for all of this software I very much doubt there would be as many small business owners as there are today. It makes it a lot more accessible to access the knowledge we need through software than paying someone to do it.
I’m very grateful for the software that helps me run my white label guest posting business and I’d like to share 3 tools I’d struggle to run my business without.
One: Google Drive
I remember the days when it was all about microsoft office. Some people still use it, but I find Google Drive is just so much easier. When working with a remote team it is fundamental to keep everything running smoothly.
We’ve used Google Forms to share new guest post opportunities and connect with new bloggers. We use Google Spreadsheets to track our client orders & our budgets. We use Google Drive to organise everything. And of course Google Docs for creating content. I’ve even hosted meetings before where multiple people in 2 different countries could edit and comment on one doc at the same time.
And it’s free - thanks Google!
For short calls, 30 - 45 minutes I tend to us Zoom. It is super easy to connect with people via a video or call only - there is also the option of sharing the screen as well. It tends to be a little bit more reliable than Skype and the host can invite attendees by sharing a link via email.
Again, this is super useful for remote working!
Plus, it is free for up to 45 minutes calls.
I’ll be honest that I actually only got this a few months ago, but it has hit my top 3 already. Quickbooks is accounting software for small businesses, and is so easy to use. I particularly love the tax estimation feature. It gives you a rundown of the expected tax payment you will need to make for the previous tax year (which by the way you can get now as it’s a new tax year).
You can import your accounts going back as far as you like, and can connect it straight to your bank too. So, every time you have a transaction it gets tracked.
Create profit and loss reports, track your income & keep on top of tax from $5 per month.
I’d love to know, which tools you would struggle to run your business without. Let me know in the comments!
Written by Cheryl A Clarke Chief Happiness Officer & Director Of Ginger Marketing (unless stated otherwise)