You may have found out now that running a small business requires you to be a generalist, focusing on multiple daily, weekly and monthly tasks from finance, to sales and business operations. You have to be at the top of it all to be successful and we all want to be successful with our businesses.
Luckily for you and myself, there are some amazing technologies out there to help us be on top of it all. With so many options out there and not enough time to go through them all to see what really works for you. I created a list of the tools that I enjoy and are very diverse.
Remember, it is important to find the right set of tools for your small business specifically. What may work for you may not work for my business or someone else’s.
Trello is by far one of the most popular project management tools out there. It allows you to create projects, tasks, checklists, schedule deadlines and have conversations with your team. I have not used this but I’ve heard it works best if you follow the Kanban Method.
Now, this task management app can be used both personally and professionally. For business, it allows you to collaboration on tasks with others and use if for project management. If you are wanting to use it for personal as well, it is great for scheduling events, setting reminders and making grocery lists.
Harvest is the best tracking app that I’ve come across. If you are looking for an all-in-one time management tool, this is the one to check out! It works well for teams and individuals helping schedule your projects and track the time on completion. It does invoicing, payments, expense tracking, outstanding customer service and many more.
This is an all-in-one project management tool that includes time tracking and invoices. It was a very easy-to-use user-friendly and perfect for teams. This is meant for smaller teams that bill clients per project.
Asana is very simple to use with an easy layout. This is a great resource to stay connected and collaborate with a team without using email. It helps you break down your work into tasks, assign to members, organize roadmaps and timelines, get project updates and has a dashboard for a quick overview.
While all these are great time management tools for small business owners. There is a long list of more tools to use. If these do not work for you, let me know and I can provide you with another list.