Have you discovered the surplus of business tools that promise to make working remotely and managing the day-to-day of your online business easier?
I’ve been there, girl! The plethora of business tools can be a bit overwhelming and before you know it, you’re testing out every single one. And in a blink of an eye, you’ve downloaded a hundred apps and wasted quite a few hours inputting data and trying to learn how everything works.
Your business tools are supposed to maximize productivity, increase efficiency, and keep you organized… Not do the exact opposite.
So, the secret you ask? You’ve gotta implement the right tools and know-how to use them to their full capacity!
With over six years of testing out different tools and systems, we’ve finally found the best ones that have streamlined our online business.
So, no matter where your clients are located, these three must-have business tools will help you manage the day-to-day of your online business and get you closer to reaching your girl boss goals!
Clients asking for help and your scratch notes just aren’t cutting it anymore? Asana will totally and completely transform your business for the better!
Asana is a project management tool that will keep your business organized and on task! So, if you’re struggling with prioritizing client projects and staying up-to-date with the tasks that are on your plate, Asana will quickly become your favorite business tool!
With its simple design, you can quickly and neatly organize your tasks and projects. From tracking due dates, comments, and ownership to grouping, tagging, and prioritizing your tasks, Asana is a one-stop-shop and the queen of project management tools!
Pro Tip: Take some time to learn the ins and outs of Asana. The system has so many awesome features that will take your business to the next level!
Communication is essential when running your online business, and when working remotely, communication can become infinitely more difficult!
To make your life easier, be sure to include Slack in your must-have business toolbelt! It’s a messaging app that will bring all of your client communication together in one place. Plus, it will make your work life simpler, more pleasant, and way more productive!
From organized conversations to file sharing and app integrations, Slack will help you effectively and successfully communicate with your clients…regardless of time zones!
So say goodbye to messy inboxes full of random email messages and get ready for you, your clients, and their team members to be on the same page at all times!
Pro Tip: With Slack, it’s important to set up proper channels with the right people. Too many unnecessary people in one channel = too many cooks in the kitchen! And when there are too many cooks in the kitchen, that means your clients and their team members are getting notifications (distractions) that they don’t need.
Need tips on how to effectively communicate via Slack? Check out our Top 4 Tips for Remote Communication!
While managing client projects, face-to-face interaction is so important. So, if you’re looking for a way to virtually meet, Zoom should be your go-to tool!
We absolutely love Zoom’s screen-sharing feature! It’s a great way to walk your clients through a new website layout, teach them how to use a new tool, or explain the important aspects of a document.
Additionally, Zoom offers real-time chats throughout meetings. Have a question but don’t want to interrupt the person talking? Need to share a link? Just type it out using the chat feature and all of the meeting attendees can see it!
Have a client or team member that can’t attend? No worries, girl! Zoom also allows you to record your meetings!
From large team meetings to one-on-ones, Zoom is a great video conferencing tool and one that we can’t function without!
Pro Tip: Although Zoom is a great tool for communication, it should only be used when a face-to-face meeting is absolutely necessary. Use your meeting times strategically!
As a small business owner, you often wear many hats and manage every aspect of your business. However, with the right business tools, your work can be streamlined so much more easily.
So, if you’re looking to communicate more effectively, run your business more efficiently, and take some of the weight off of your workload, find the tools that work best for you and your online business!