Has starting your own business been a dream of yours? We put together a list of seven essential tools every entrepreneur should use.
44% of business fail within the first 4 years. To stop yourself from becoming a statistic you have to have the right tools in your arsenal. There are many tools for entrepreneurs like yourself to choose from, but how do you know which ones are worth the investment?
Here are 7 must-have tools to help you build a successful business.
PieSync is the mother of all sync apps. It’s a two-way syncing tool that matches and synchronizes customer data across different cloud-based apps. It essentially bridges the gap between your different departments, ensuring that your staff is working with the same data no matter the apps they may be using individually.
Slack is THE tool for team communication. Gone are the days of cluttered group threads with 200+ messages to sift through. Slack splits communication into neat channels, allowing big teams the ability to organize and coordinate with minimal fuss and confusion.
Slack also covers file sharing, phone calls, message search, and more. It really is an all-rounder when it comes to business management tools.
Trello is one of the best team and task management platforms on the market today. It works by separating projects into boards and tasks into cards. Teams can then be assigned to boards and tasks as needed.
With a robust UI and reasonable pricing plans, Trello is the last project management tool you’ll ever need.
WordPress runs 32% of the internet and for good reason: it’s one of the best CMSs around. WordPress is open-target, meaning its code is free to work with and reproduce. This is a boon for entrepreneurs on a shoestring budget.
If you’re new to blogging or web design, don’t worry. WordPress has extensive documentation, so learning how to use it is a breeze. Because it’s open-target, it also has thousands of free themes and plugins to choose from.
Hootsuite takes the work out of social media management. For businesses that need to curate content across multiple platforms, this tool is their knight in shining armor.
It works by centralizing your social media efforts in one app. You can schedule, manage, and track posts across platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all from one dashboard. It also gives you robust reporting tools so you know exactly how your social media marketing efforts are playing out.
6. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is the one stop shop for online reporting. It lets you track everything from how many users your website receives to what they’ve clicked on to where they live. If you have an online presence, you must have Google Analytics. Without it, your online marketing efforts are just shots in the dark.
MailChimp makes email campaigning a breeze with an easy to use interface and detailed reporting. It also automates subscribing and unsubscribing users, so you don’t have to worry about running afoul of Spam Act Laws.
If your business conducts any sort of mass email campaigns you should invest in this tool.
Every business is an online business now. As your business goes through the digital transformation, it is essential to have the right tools to make life easier. With these 7 under your belt, you and your business will be putting your best entrepreneurial foot forward.
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