Top 5 Resources To Help Your Business
It’s the ultimate catch-22 for entrepreneurs: being so busy that you don’t have the time to research hundreds of business tools and software that would best meet your needs for productivity and efficiency. Which in turn, makes you even more busy!
Don’t worry – BOS Media is here to help. We did a ton of research and tried a lot of different solutions before we found the tools that we use. Over the next few emails, we want to share them with you.
Starting this week: here are the TOP 5 tools we use to create productivity for our business:
1. Slack: https://slack.com/
When it comes to internal communication, slack really comes in handy. I look at it like text messaging on steroids. It provides quick communication to teams and/or individuals and offers awesome organization as you can create multiple channels for different projects or groups. You can also easily send all types of files, up to 5G in size.
2. Teamwork: https://www.teamwork.com/
We use this as our project management tool due to its intuitive functionality in communicating with our clients. Unlike other project management applications, it offers a very unique and versatile security within a project to control who gets to be part of what conversation. So, within a same project, there could be many different group conversations and sharing of data that others cannot access. This is really brilliant as your internal team can discuss project details before presenting it to the client.
3. Hubspot: https://www.hubspot.com/
Yes, marketing companies needs marketing tools too. We use hubspot to capture leads, track leads, manage our contacts, and analyze and run reports on our marketing efforts. We have only just begun to scratch the surface on the tools available for growth.
4. Freshbooks: https://www.freshbooks.com/
This is our accounting and invoicing software. We use Freshbooks to create all invoices and receive payment. The feature that helps us most is the way it automates the monthly subscription invoicing as well as the reminders for unpaid invoices to our customers. It also captures all the accounts associated with our business, while providing P&L reports and all the business analytics we need to oversee and manage our finances.
5. 17 Hats: https://www.17hats.com/
This is our Quoting and Contract software. We use it to send out all of our proposals and contracts, along with questionnaires. We love the digital signature feature as well as it being the single place where all our signed contracts and proposals are organized and located.
Hope this helps you become even more productive! Reply with any questions, I would love to share in more detail our findings.