New year, new habits, right? Technology is a must-have in every business and for small businesses, this is no exception. Sure, a lack of money and resources makes staying up-to-date with well-known companies an uphill battle. But many technology tools for small businesses cost little-to-nothing to use. A lot of the time, all you need to do is sign up for an account.
As you’re beginning your new habits in 2017, here's a list of technology tools you should use in your small business.
- Dropbox: A form of cloud storage, Dropbox is a way to access your important files from anywhere. Whether you work from your computer, phone or tablet, Dropbox can sync across all your devices so you can get access to the documents you need. You can also send files out to others easily. Anyone can access them, including people without Dropbox accounts.
- Hootsuite: A must-have for small businesses trying to consistently post on multiple social media platforms. Hootsuite allows you to schedule your posts to release on a specific day or time. This allows you to create posts in advance and frees you from physically posting at the exact right times. In addition, you can see how your business is doing on social media with their analytics tool.
- Zoho: Zoho is a business management software provider. It has a plethora of platforms, including a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), project management software, an app creator, a survey creator, and more. Zoho has other great benefits, such as sporting a website that's mobile-friendly with apps you can access on your phone or tablet. With everything it has to offer in various business areas, Zoho is a must-have for entrepreneurs.
- MailChimp: If your business relies on creating and sending many emails, this process is simplified with MailChimp. MailChimp allows businesses to send email campaigns to subscriber lists. It allows users to customize templates to exhibit a consistent branding image, and even offers analytics of your campaigns. This program works entirely on the web, so no need to download any separate software.
Interested in learning more about one of the above platforms? Contact us for more information about technology tools to use for your small business.